Nottingham Centre for Young People and Families hosts Street Aware conference

NCCYPF hosted an event on Saturday 5 November which provided an opportunity for those involved in the Street Aware study and other interested parties to reflect on the research findings.

Throughout 2016, Nottingham Centre for Young People and Families (NCCYPF) has been working on the Nottinghamshire Police Street Aware evaluation project, which has been funded by Nottingham City Council.

Street Aware is the name of a programme of prevention and awareness talks that are given to Year Six school students in Nottingham City schools by Police Community Support Officers. Dr Paul Hamilton, Department of Criminology, has been working, with support from the centre, to find out about the impact that these talks have had on children between one and three years.

The project has involved collaboration with both local schools and the police, and has helped shed light on teenagers’ understandings and experiences of guns, knives and gangs.

The project was included in the ESRC’s Festival of Social Science. NCCYPF hosted an event on Saturday 5 November, which provided an opportunity for those involved in the study and other interested parties to reflect on the research findings. On the day, Milli, one of the PCSO’s who delivers Street Aware in Nottingham City schools, explained how the sessions are received by the Year Six children. A specially commissioned film was viewed that the Centre hope will serve as a useful source of information for children and parents about Street Aware.

At the end of the morning, over a super curry, several discussions broke out that have paved the way for future work on Street Aware and useful collaborations.

Please visit the NCCYPF website for more information.

Nottingham Centre for Young People and Families hosts Street Aware conference

Published on 26 January 2017
  • Category: School of Social Sciences

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