Following consultation with Staffordshire Police, please find attached to this letter an information leaflet for parents/carers about youth violence and street gangs. Please do take the time to read this information.
Staffordshire Police are committed to tackling the issues of gang related crime. Clearly as a school we are committed to securing the safety and welfare of our students – both during and beyond the Academy day. Some parents may be concerned about their child and we would urge them to contact the numbers on the information leaflet or the Academy to seek support.
I am sure that many parents/carers watched the BBC1 drama last week called ‘Three Girls’. This programme told the upsetting tale of the exploitation of young girls. Whilst we do not wish to frighten or alarm parents/carers we would urge everyone to take note and be aware of the risks facing young people today. It is vital that we maintain close scrutiny of the whereabouts of all children and that we are vigilant about who they are in contact with. This includes social media.
Should you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Kelly Whitfield, Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead, at the Academy.
I would like to take this opportunity to wish you a pleasant half term break. We look forward to seeing students back in school on Monday 5th June, at 8:40am.
With best wishes