National Campaigns 2011-2012

The All Wales School Liaison Core Programme (AWSLCP) supports a number of National Campaigns relevant to the themes of the programme. 

National Campaign
Follow the links below to see examples of the lessons that support the national campaigns
Personal Safety Day
An annual event aimed at raising awareness of the simple, practical solutions that everyone can use to help avoid violence and aggression in today’s society. It’s about helping people live safer, more confident lives.
October 10th
BANG Bonfire Night/ Halloween
The Be A Nice Guy campaign is an all Wales Police and Community Safety initiative which seeks to reduce incidents of anti-social behaviour during the celebratory period.
October 10th - November 5th
Anti Bullying Week
Raising awareness of the consequences of bullying and providing strategies to encourage children to stop bullying and to tell a trusted adult.
November 14th– 20th
Alcohol Awareness Week
Alcohol Concern is the national charity on alcohol misuse campaigning for effective alcohol policy and improved services for people whose lives are affected by alcohol-related problems.
November 14th– 20th
White Ribbon Day/ Domestic Abuse
A national campaign to stop domestic violence against women.
November 28th
Internet Safety Day
A day to raise awareness of safety on the Internet. The day highlights the use of, which is run by the Child Exploitation Online Protection agency (CEOP).
February 7th

Before each campaign the School Community Police Officers (SCPOs) contact their schools to deliver key lessons linked to the campaign focus.  For example, the officers delivered assemblies and numerous lessons warning pupils of the dangers of mishandling fireworks and the consequences of anti-social behaviour in the community.

Similarly, the officers are able to deliver assemblies and lessons that highlight other key topics in the Programme. 

Pupils, parents and teachers value the inputs.  One pupil commented,

“I thought I knew a lot about alcohol but the police taught us new things. I learnt a lot more about the dangers of alcohol which I didn’t really think about before.”

Teachers also welcome the additional support offered by the AWSLCP.

“I feel that our students are safer and much less likely to be victims of such things as cyberbullying as a result of the School Liaison Programme.”

It is gratifying to note that the safety messages presented in school penetrate to the home.  A parent said,

“My child comes home and talks about the lessons with the SCPO.”

Safeguarding children is a major concern for the Police and others in the community.  The partnership work carried out by the SCPOs in their schools during the various campaign weeks all add up to giving pupils information and providing strategies to help each one keep safe.

“I found it really helpful when the officer told us about ChildLine and gave us their number.”

The SCPOs continue to reinforce the valuable prevention work throughout the year in the classroom.