Christopher Salmon Opens 2014 South West Conference

In South West Wales, the All-Wales School Liaison Core Programme Conference at The Halliwell Centre in Carmarthen was opened by Dyfed Powys Police and Crime Commissioner Christopher Salmon.

Mr Salmon was invited along to give a speech to open the day to the primary school teachers, as they spent the day learning about substance misuse, internet safety and domestic abuse from school community police officers and various agencies that were in attendance to fully inform the teachers about the risks children can face. The day allowed the teachers to ask questions about the subject areas and learn how they can educate their students on the subject areas.

Funded by the Welsh Government, the conference aims:

· To inform teachers of the current information and trends surrounding substance use and misuse, internet safety and safe relationships from a health, social and legal perspective.

· To share best practice approaches to developing pupil self-esteem and self-awareness in relation to substance misuse, internet safety and safe relationships.

· To provide an opportunity for networking, partnership working and information sharing.