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What is Wales Police Schools Programme?

Wales Police Schools Programme is a collaboration of Welsh Government and Dyfed-Powys, Gwent, North Wales and South Wales Police which creates the role of Schools Police Officer, a dedicated point of contact for every school in Wales. SPOs deliver a nationally-reviewed bilingual curriculum of teacher-developed lessons for ages 5 – 16. We engage with all schools, including mainstream education, independent schools in Wales, schools supporting additional learning needs and alternative provision including pupil referral units and education other than at school.

You’ll find information here on our available lessons and resources for teachers which build on this.  We have also worked to produce a variety of materials on our Partnership Section.

Our Policies and Guidance

The School Crime Beat Protocol is the agreed policy of the four Police Forces of Wales for responding to reports of incidents in schools and supporting and advising schools in a safeguarding capacity. It sets out the goals of the Schools Police Officer, our restorative practices, what kinds of incidents can be dealt with on school premises and how we implement Home Office policy for dealing with serious crimes.

News from Wales Police Schools Programme

Holocaust Memorial Day • Diversity and Racism
Halloween • and Bonfire Night
SchoolBeat input “Olivia’s Story” shown to delegates in Westminster
Stop It Now! • Child Sexual Abuse
Alcohol Awareness week 3-7th July 2023
Stalking and Harassment • Unwanted and harmful behaviours
DAN 24/7 • Wales Drug and Alcohol Helpline
‘Don’t Ignore a Snore’
Money Mules • Organised Crime
National Stalking Awareness Week
New minimum age for Marriage and Civil Partnership
Keeping Safe Online Conference 2023 • Online Radicalisation and Extremism
National CE Awareness Day • Think, spot and speak out against abuse
Safer Internet Day •
SchoolBeat Newsletter 21 [Feb 2023]
Holocaust Memorial Day 2023
SchoolBeat Officer Blog: Personal Safety
White Ribbon Day 2022
Anti Bullying Week 2022
Emergency Services Day 2022
Motivating Our Youth in Gwent for 2022
Anti-Social Behaviour • Awareness Week
Officer Blog: Gaming
SPOs Running Quest To Raise Money for Ukraine
Meic Cymru • Someone on your side
Stephen Lawrence Memorial • Diversity and Racism
Anti-Bullying – One Kind Word
Educational theatrical performance to raise awareness of hate crime amongst young people to tour Schools in Dyfed-Powys
SchoolBeat Newsletter 20 [September 2021]
If you see something, then say something!
North Wales Police Internet safety poster competition winners announced
Officer Blog: Tackling Knife Crime
Tackling Knife Crime Together
Relationships - Teenage Survival Guide
Holocaust Memorial Day
North Wales Police launch Internet Safety Competition
SchoolBeat Newsletter 19 [January 2021]
Protect Your Digital Devices
White Ribbon Day 2020
Halloween and Firework Safety 2020
Officer Blog: Hate Crime
Officer Blog 9: Anti-Social Behaviour
Safeguarding resources and activities for schools
#KnifeFree • UK Home Office
Officer Blog 8: County Lines
Teenage Survival Guide 2
Officer Blog 7: Preventing Extremism
Officer Blog 6: Clare's Law
Officer Blog 5: Share Aware
Officer Blog 4: Domestic Abuse
Officer Blog 3: Keeping communities safe during lockdown
Blog 1 & 2: Online Safety • SchoolBeat FM
SchoolBeat Newsletter 18 [Spring 2020]
SchoolBeat Progress and Impact
SchoolBeat Newsletter 17 [Spring 2019]
Parents’ Guide to Depression • Mental Health
Tackling Racism in Schools • Factsheets
Trust Me • Critically Evaluating Information
Think Before You Share Online • Internet Safety
Extremism • Classroom Resource
Running into Trouble • Street Gangs and County Lines
SchoolBeat Newsletter 16 [Autumn 2018]
Don’t Cross the Line • Cyber Crime
SchoolBeat Newsletter 15 [Spring 2018]
Missing People • Runaway Helpline
Are You Fearless? • Reporting Crime
Safeguard Children from Sexting • Sexting
Autumn Newsletter 2017
Spring Newsletter 2017
Summer Newsletter 2016
Spring Newsletter 2016
Autumn Newsletter 2015
Summer Newsletter 2015
Spring Newsletter 2015
Autumn Newsletter 2014
Newsletter Summer 2014
Newsletter Spring 2014
Newsletter Autumn 2013
Newsletter Summer 2013
Newsletter Spring 2013
Newsletter Autumn 2012