Centre for Research in Education Inclusion and Diversity (CREID)

Evaluation of the All Wales School Liaison Core Programme

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:

  • To work towards achieving a reduction in crime and disorder in the young of our communities, through the medium of education
  • To promote the principles of positive citizenship in schools and their wider communities

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.

Relevant documents


Welsh Assembly Government

Project team

Professor Sheila Riddell, Dr Joan Stead, Dr Gwynedd Lloyd, Dr Adela Baird, Professor Janet Laugharne, Dr Jane Brown and Dr Elisabet Weedon

Start date 1 January, 2009
End date 31 March, 2011