The All Wales School Liaison Programme has been developed in recognition of the role that schools and education can play in tackling anti-social behaviour, substance misuse and personal safety. The AWSCLP approach is mainly a preventive, generalised and broad based one that is focussed on formal lessons delivered by uniformed police in the classroom, together with supportive policing activities. The aims of the programme are:
This evaluation, drawing on both qualitative and quantitative data, examines the impact of the programme. It places particular emphasis on evaluating the supportive policing role of School Liaison Officers and the impact this has on multi-agency working in the key areas of anti-social behaviour, substance misuse and personal safety. It also explores what current statistics can tell us about the possible impact of the programme, and what new data might be useful to inform future practices and evaluations.
Welsh Assembly Government
Professor Sheila Riddell, Dr Joan Stead, Dr Gwynedd Lloyd, Dr Adela Baird, Professor Janet Laugharne, Dr Jane Brown and Dr Elisabet Weedon
1 January, 2009
30 November, 2010