The IOPC in collaboration with its Youth Panel has published a new guide for police officers which highlights tips for when they come into contact with children and young adults.
The poster can be downloaded in English here:
Poster in Welsh here: https://policeconduct.gov.uk/sites/default/files/Documents/research-learning/CY_tips_when_you_come_into_contact_with_young_people_Welsh.pdf
Learning Lessons Magazine – Young People (IOPC)
The Independent Office for Police Conduct publishes an occasional magazine called ‘Learning the Lessons’ to help improve police policy and practice.
Issue 37 focussed on young people and includes an interesting case where a safer schools police officer was called in to help calm a 13-year old girl who had had a disagreement with another pupil.
“The police officer told the girl he was going to put handcuffs on her until she calmed down. The assistant headteacher recalled the police officer saying “I’m not arresting you…” However, the officer had in fact arrested her and then later dearrested her without informing her of the arrest.
When to call the police (National Police Chiefs’ Council)
The NPCC has produced guidance for school and college staff in England where students have potentially committed a crime. It sets out guidance on what schools and colleges should bear in mind when considering contacting the police. This advice covers the following situations:
- Criminal damage
- Cyber crime
- Sexual offences