The Early Intervention Team within Avon and Somerset Police have produced a new programme of services to support Bristol schools. This will be available from the start of the new academic year (2022-2023).
Please access the full document, including a detailed menu of support offers here:
The support led by the Early Intervention Team is offered in addition to the Universal offer and will be delivered alongside it. Your School Link Officer is still your main contact across Avon and Somerset Police. The School Link officers and the Youth Project and Engagement Coordinator Team are the conduit for work in schools.
You can find the School Charter - which intends to provide a commitment to schools and colleges of what level of service they can expect to receive from Avon and Somerset Constabulary - here:
For summaries of services, please read on.
As part of Avon and Somerset Police's focussed offer, the Early Intervention Team (EIT) is offering secondary schools additional support by delivering educational inputs on a number of core themes by dedicated officers.
Schools will have the opportunity to request inputs from EIT with the option to utilise up to 4 officers at any one time. This will allow whole year groups in a classroom environment over the course of a day and provide schools with support on particular themes impacting on their pupils or wider school community.
All of the packages delivered should form part of a planned PSHE programme and agreed in advance so that they meet the needs and requirements of the individual school. The team works in accordance with the PSHE association and NPCC Police in the Classroom Guidance, which provides both Police staff and teachers guidance on using police expertise to support delivery of the PSHE curriculum.
Whilst Avon and Somerset Constabulary are able to offer these inputs in the primary offer, schools are encouraged to seek opportunities for wider engagement work. The Constabulary are keen to explore and support schools outside of the classroom and will look to engage with teachers and parents around some issues important to them.
EIT Police Officer and PCSO role remains specific to reducing serious violence in the community and extends beyond schools and educational settings. These officers form part of a wider contextual approach to safeguarding seeking opportunities to divert young people away from serious violence.
School Link Officers (SLO) form part of the schools charter and ensure every school and college has direct contact with a SLO from their Local Neighbourhood Team. Schools and colleges are offered visits by the SLO and local policing team throughout the academic year for the purposes of engagement.
To request services fill in an application form:
which can be submitted directly to:
To access information regarding wider support offered in schools, contact your School Link Officer:
Contact the Inclusion and Diversity Team (who work to increase recruitment opportunities and community trust for underrepresented groups) to attend Post-16 careers events:
Contact the Child Exploitation Prevention and Officer and Coordinator, to request services highlighting the risks linked to exploitation :
Additional resources for schools: