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05/06/20

In Year 10-13 and want some virtual work experience? Sign up for the Speakers for Schools 'Experience Programme' today at https://t.co/Yv7pRaMbDu. Contact Mr Allison for more details. https://t.co/q4Bkhvh9Oq

04/06/20

Retweetd From SouthwarkYA's

WE STAND IN SOLIDARITY! ✊🏿✊🏻✊🏾 Please RT / share with young people. Aged 14+? Please join us Friday 05/06 for - interactive discussion on issues that affect young people - - Please email /DM to book and we will send you details. Thank you ✊🏿✊🏻✊🏾 https://t.co/BcTJfp1ysF

03/06/20

Retweetd From Southwark Libraries

Need some help getting started with that comic or graphic novel? (=^.^=) Tune in to our Festival of Words channel today at 4pm when Nigel from shares tips on story-boarding Set yourself a reminder here -> https://t.co/n69P3NuUof https://t.co/9HWvaak13o https://t.co/Ft6XcCo5LD

03/06/20

See how our classrooms have changed to support . We're really looking forward to seeing our Year 10 and 12 boys again from June 15th. Find out about more our changes at https://t.co/vjczB8NERO https://t.co/8KzVykFVKZ

03/06/20

School reopens to Year 10 on Mon 15th June, and we've made lots of changes to keep our boys and staff safe through . We can't wait to see our Year 10 boys again! Find our how we've adapted our classrooms, corridors and canteen at https://t.co/vjczB8NERO. https://t.co/ozUoVTHo20

01/06/20

Ali hits Mr Miller for six in the playground today. https://t.co/nEH7rxVtGc

01/06/20

Mr May and Mr Miller leading a workout in school today. Keep up! https://t.co/wkwXNKdQxF

01/06/20

We've made a short video assembly, including live prize draws, to celebrate the amount of work, effort and support that our school community is giving each other during this difficult time. Hope you enjoy it! https://t.co/wmgtPhU8bf

01/06/20

This week's reading competition... design a book cover. Think of one of your favourite books and redesign the cover. How will you tempt other readers to discover the book? Win a FREE book of your choice delivered to your door. Find out more https://t.co/ZmO4qg6Lvq

01/06/20

Ryan, Year 8, has made this Word Search using the titles of the books. Check out Ryan's word search at https://t.co/ZeUIFh0BAs. And congrats to Ryan for winning last week's reading competition! https://t.co/9QiJ8gmi2h

27/05/20

J K Rowling has surprised everyone by announcing a new book which she is publishing chapter by chapter on a new website. Completely different to Harry Potter. https://t.co/kVMtgzTiKX

26/05/20

Retweetd From SouthwarkYA's

***COMPETITION*** Aged 11-17? If you want to be a voice of hope during these challenging times why not get creative and use your imagination to create a short yet powerful piece. Enter our and have the chance to win a prize! https://t.co/WwFvtWiOXp

26/05/20

Konnie Huq's writing tips, as part of Festival of Words. Online today from 2pm https://t.co/6gg36RuGmu

26/05/20

Retweetd From Southwark Libraries

Are you sitting comfortably? Then let’s begin! The Southwark Festival of Words is back, with a host of talented writers, storytellers and artists ready to capture your imagination. It’s all premiering on YouTube from 26 May. Find out more at https://t.co/9HWvaaBBUW https://t.co/Nlqu9sGGiQ

25/05/20

Enter our Virtual Performing Arts Showcase. Think you've got a performance worth sharing?! Enter by 7th June. https://t.co/P5NSZwNGJO https://t.co/9SAk7DQJbQ

25/05/20

To our boys who are fans of David Walliams... Chichester Theatre's production of Walliams' 'The Midnight Gang' is available to view for free until 29 May https://t.co/tLfq9K2ALA

21/05/20

Daniel in Year 10 has written some reflections on our times, which we wanted to share with you. "The world is in a dire state right now. It may seem like there is no way out, but that is not true." Read Daniel's article in full https://t.co/UCyNgsQimt

20/05/20

Retweetd From Harris Garrard

Bitesize has suggested 7 simple ways we can all show for Mental Health Awareness Week. https://t.co/A9etSrRMOd

20/05/20

Get involved with breaking a Guinness World Record! Author and illustrator, Rob Biddulph, wants you to take part in the world's biggest online lesson ever. Thursday 21 May 4-4:30pm. Register today! https://t.co/yI6O6Yh83h

20/05/20

More pictures from our teachers' this week. We've been making cakes with the theme of lockdown. Some cracking cakes - tasty! See all the entries at https://t.co/qr9heJzVr9 https://t.co/dcjRZZ1K2W

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Posted on July 18th 2017

Knife Crime - letter to parents

A Letter to Parents from Southwark Council and the Metropolitan Police

Re: Knife Crime and Young People

Dear Parents and Carers,

We are writing to you to ask for your assistance in tackling the current increase in knife crime. You will be aware from the media coverage that London and the UK are suffering a worrying level of violence and in particular knife crime. Whilst this only directly affects a small proportion of people directly, one victim is one victim too many. We know the impact stretches far beyond the victims and perpetrators, affecting many families and communities who want to feel safe to work, travel and live in Southwark. 

We would encourage you to think about raising this issue with your family.  Some websites providing guidance and advice are listed at the end of this letter.

Facts

  • In the majority of cases the victims are young males
  • Victims are often unwilling to engage as they do not wish to be seen to be speaking with the Police
  • Victims and witnesses fear revenge attacks
  • Research has shown that individuals carrying a knife are more likely to become a victim of crime
  • We know that not all knife crime offences are linked to gang activity. From those young people working with us, it is clear some feel the need to carry knives for other reasons which may include protection, because of others carrying knives, peer pressure, or to feel they have respect, power or control

    What are we doing about this?

  • Partner agencies across Southwark are working together to support young people to have the skills to avoid the consequences of knife crime
  • Parents and carers are encouraged to learn about the potential risks to their children and young people that knife carrying brings
  • Knife carriers and known offenders are proactively targeted by the Police
  • Weapon sweeps are carried out based on intelligence and information from the community
  • Areas of concern in the community are prioritised for patrol
  • Stop and search tactics are used to disrupt criminal activity
  • Knives can be safely deposited in surrender bins to take them out of circulation

    Yours sincerely,

    Simon Messinger - Detective Chief Superintendent

    Southwark Police Borough Commander

     

    Michael O’Connor – Independent Chair

    Southwark Safeguarding Children Board & Southwark Safeguarding Adults Board


    Information and Resources

    http://noknivesbetterlives.com/

    It includes guidance about how to raise this issue and talk to your child.

    You could also look at the Met website which provides further advice and guidance.

    https://www.met.police.uk/StopKnifeCrime

    If you need help or support in relation to concerns about your child or young person you can call Family Lives (formerly Parentline) on 08000 28 22 23 and make your child aware of the support available at Childline on 0800 1111.