Burnt Mill Academy welcome increased police presence at schools

A HARLOW school has welcomed two new Child and Young Persons (CYP) officers who will support educational establishments in Harlow.

Burnt Mill Academy is one of a number of schools and academies that PCs Robert Hance and Allen Kittles will be visiting, supporting and assisting.

The role of the Children and Young Persons officer is to seek to safeguard and divert children and young people away from negative behaviour with collaborative working with partners.

The role also includes identifying and resolving issues involving young people within the community who are at risk.

Francis Collins, of Burnt Mill Academy, said: “We are delighted to see the increase in the number of Child and Young person officers in Harlow.

“We are looking forward to working with our liaison officers to address the issues our young people face.

“This partnership will provide to be a positive move towards enhancing our pupils’ knowledge, understanding, behaviour, attitudes and skills in crime prevention. “

Chief Inspector Natalia Ross, District Commander for Harlow, said: “It’s really exciting to see early engagement between the CYP officers and the heads of educational establishments.

“By working together we can actively support children and their families in the community and encourage early problem solving around issues in the community together.

“Even though not all children are back at school it was important for us to introduce our CYP officers early and start off an effective, lasting and positive partnership for the future.”

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