Local PCSOs have teamed up with an award-winning author to educate children about the dangers they could face.
PCSO Nicole Randall, PCSO Paul Fee and PCSO Sharon Wilson visited Brompton-on-Swale primary School with author Christina Gabbitas to talk about the signs of grooming, the dangers of drugs and the consequences of carrying knives.
Christina, who is an honorary member of the NSPCC Council, wrote the book Share Some Secrets, which encourages children to speak out about abuse.
She was commissioned by Humberside’s PCC in 2019 to to engage with children and young people on knife crime, as part of the force’s No More Knives Campaign.
Christina has been using her story in the No More Knives or County Lines sessions in schools, which she delivers with PCSOs and PCs.
Organisers say the lessons have also proved useful for teachers, as they give an insight into what their children might be facing outside the classroom.
Christina said: ”It’s been brilliant to work with policing teams who have all been very supportive and especially when we open up conversations.
“The relationship that the officers have with children in the schools is fantastic to see.