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11/12/17

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Calling all young aged 5 to 19. Are you inspired by what’s going on in your borough? Pick up you phone or camera and make a 3 minute film for the competition. Find all the details at https://t.co/vSrfri8IL9 https://t.co/t3asy4SfiT

29/11/17

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A' level art students for workshop! Can't wait for students presentations. https://t.co/WF0hBKE8lJ

29/11/17

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So much happening by today! Lunch in Covent Garden prior to visit to Royal Opera House (Year 10 Harris Experience) -experience https://t.co/j94C657MTo

29/11/17

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The three art works of the day Cezanne - Card Players, Gaugin - Nevermore and Auerbach - Rebuilding the Empire nearly time for the presentations in front of the art work! https://t.co/IIjoL1wfS3

28/11/17

Well done to our Under 14 team who lost narrowly 12-11 to in their first ever match. We're looking forward to the rematch! https://t.co/Ke7TLe3Sn3

27/11/17

HGAED art department 2018 calendar now on sale! £10 with proceeds going towards supporting disadvantaged students in their art studies. https://t.co/JfIr9t5HnI

22/11/17

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We're back this morning talking about with their Year 13s - won't be long until they're starting 1st year at uni! https://t.co/ZPyRUwmNXk

22/11/17

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Very excited our bookshop and publishing house are well and truly launched! https://t.co/Ik3RPhNhl6

16/11/17

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Super day of Design a University with and year 8s. Check out these new university crests! https://t.co/Ub1qtikou6

16/11/17

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Our brand new singing competition is open for entries! See our website for T&Cs https://t.co/cmDkBc8TYv Please https://t.co/24DwMJ2yEo

14/11/17

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Big thank you to our young leaders from for helping us today! You were amazing! 👏🏃🏼‍♀️🏃🏼🙌🏆

13/11/17

"Dear (super talented) Harris Girls..." Thank you for your lovely letter to our Year 10 GCSE Drama students as they get ready to perform next week. It's going to really encourage them :-) https://t.co/1m7XqSi77G https://t.co/1PdM2sTNKl

13/11/17

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Another great year 5/6 sports hall athletics competition today !! Well done to everyone and our winners 👏🏃🏼‍♀️🏃🏼🏅🏆 https://t.co/zDGBKlLU4v

10/11/17

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How to make learning colour theory fun by yr7 amazing HGAED artists!! Make it, discuss it, then eat it! https://t.co/ZOX71izkGa

19/10/17

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Our girls are loving the STEM day with . Because girls do and too https://t.co/ctQsHti7rb

18/10/17

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breath drawings! Thinking creatively https://t.co/sDH5U0pDUs

18/10/17

Get school updates, letters home and news on your phone. Download our free App. Search for 'Harris Dulwich Girls' in your App Store. https://t.co/7q6z1nMuS0

17/10/17

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First of the year!! Thanks to Tamara Macfarlane for debating diversity issues in the publishing industry @ https://t.co/7rX5ycLgOA

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Posted on July 11th 2017

A Letter to Parents from Southwark Council and the Metropolitan Police

Re: Knife Crime and Young People

Dear Parents and Carers,

We are writing to you to ask for your assistance in tackling the current increase in knife crime. You will be aware from the media coverage that London and the UK are suffering a worrying level of violence and in particular knife crime. Whilst this only directly affects a small proportion of people directly, one victim is one victim too many. We know the impact stretches far beyond the victims and perpetrators, affecting many families and communities who want to feel safe to work, travel and live in Southwark. 

We would encourage you to think about raising this issue with your family.  Some websites providing guidance and advice are listed at the end of this letter.

Facts

  • In the majority of cases the victims are young males
  • Victims are often unwilling to engage as they do not wish to be seen to be speaking with the Police
  • Victims and witnesses fear revenge attacks
  • Research has shown that individuals carrying a knife are more likely to become a victim of crime
  • We know that not all knife crime offences are linked to gang activity. From those young people working with us, it is clear some feel the need to carry knives for other reasons which may include protection, because of others carrying knives, peer pressure, or to feel they have respect, power or control

What are we doing about this?

  • Partner agencies across Southwark are working together to support young people to have the skills to avoid the consequences of knife crime
  • Parents and carers are encouraged to learn about the potential risks to their children and young people that knife carrying brings
  • Knife carriers and known offenders are proactively targeted by the Police
  • Weapon sweeps are carried out based on intelligence and information from the community
  • Areas of concern in the community are prioritised for patrol
  • Stop and search tactics are used to disrupt criminal activity
  • Knives can be safely deposited in surrender bins to take them out of circulation

Yours sincerely,

Simon Messinger - Detective Chief Superintendent

Southwark Police Borough Commander

 

Michael O’Connor – Independent Chair

Southwark Safeguarding Children Board & Southwark Safeguarding Adults Board


Information and Resources

http://noknivesbetterlives.com/

It includes guidance about how to raise this issue and talk to your child.

You could also look at the Met website which provides further advice and guidance.

https://www.met.police.uk/StopKnifeCrime

If you need help or support in relation to concerns about your child or young person you can call Family Lives (formerly Parentline) on 08000 28 22 23 and make your child aware of the support available at Childline on 0800 1111.