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Safer Schools Partnership Initiative

Volume 410: debated on Monday 18 August 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of the impact of the Safer Schools Partnership Initiative. [130502]

My Department, in partnership with the Home Office and Youth Justice Board, has commissioned an independent evaluation of the first year of the Safer School Partnerships (SSPs) scheme for police officers based in schools. The evaluation report is nearing completion."Streets Ahead", the recently published joint inspectorate report on the Street Crime Initiative, included positive examples of SSPs, with case studies of good practice in London and Manchester. Lessons learned from the first SSPs will be reflected in future guidance and training material.