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Safe Schools and Communities Team (SSCT)

Safe Schools and Communities Team is a partnership between Dorset Police and Dorset Combined Youth Offending Service to prevent and reduce anti-social behaviour.

The SSCT also have a remit to prevent and reduce crime and wrong-doing amongst children and young people and help keep them safe in a digital world.

As part of this, the SSCT run a comprehensive Community Safety Education programme. This involves education to children and young people, professionals and parents in the following areas:

  • e-safety
  • alcohol and drug misuse
  • anti-bullying
  • anti-social behaviour
  • child sexual exploitation
  • diversity
  • domestic abuse
  • firearms
  • health relationships
  • preventing gang culture
  • preventing violent extremism
  • weapons

This includes the BLITZ project together with Dorset Fire and Rescue, which looks at the dangers and consequences of underage drinking and anti-social behaviour. As well as GRiP (Gaining Respect in People) road shows for year 7 students that cover diversity, weapons, preventing gang culture and anti-social behaviour.

The SSCT Officers work closely with schools and communities to deliver advice and interventions on all these topics. Our three day Restorative Justice training has been accredited by the Restorative Justice Council.

E-safety parents newsletter

We also produce termly newsletters on e-safety for parents and for e-safety and anti-bullying champions. See our  Safe Schools website (opens in a new window) for details.

Follow us on social media

Find out the latest information by following us on Twitter @DorsetSSCT (opens in a new window) and liking our Dorset SSCT Facebook (opens in a new window) page.

Safe Schools police website

For further information about our service and to read our newsletters, please see our Safe Schools website (opens in a new window).

Safer Internet day

Safer Internet Day was celebrated on Tuesday, 9 February 2016 with the strap line of "Play your part for a better internet". Read more about the day here (opens in a new window). The next Safer Internet Day will be Tuesday, 7 February 2017.

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