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20/07/18

Retweetd From Creative Activism

So EXCITED to have received funding from for our project ‘Hairytage’ with artist Alix Bizet exploring the importance of Afro hair to the black community. Event to take place this October! Collaboration with 💥💥 https://t.co/AoAuy60t4S

19/07/18

Penny Challenge... read about our girls' plan to raise money for charity, 1p at a time. We didn't win the Dragons Den Award but we're really proud of our team for their great idea and skillful presentation. Thanks Dragons too! Full story https://t.co/7LjPkkjw5i https://t.co/41OWxRQOHS

19/07/18

Our girls have been learning about the Holocaust so meeting survivor Harry Olmer was extremely moving - bringing home the reality of what they have been studying. Thank you Harry and https://t.co/vtL7MoktbY

18/07/18

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The nation is getting 'snap happy' with the new Snapchat features! 👻 📸 This , we're highlighting the latest updates and associated risks on the platform. Download high res version here: https://t.co/BM6lI6Dxwn https://t.co/qscFpNKmeW

18/07/18

Our staff have really excelled themselves in our staff challenge. Don't you think?! https://t.co/oOVwyYFr6S

18/07/18

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Playing through creative explorations to think through ideas of identity with https://t.co/Tp1DabxUxY

12/07/18

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My pleasure. So encouraged to hear determination of the girls & all credit to staff team (&parents of course!) https://t.co/MNn3iOjX3m

12/07/18

Good luck to all the competitors at the 2018 Sports Day today, and all the fantastic students supporting them! https://t.co/jjHCJOKwNY

12/07/18

Thank you to for coming to talk to our girls yesterday and encouraging a new generation of women to get involved in politics and fight for .

12/07/18

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Check this out! Looks amazing! https://t.co/KrzlC9Gm0q

02/07/18

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Some behind the scenes footage of the creation of the banner with . <3 https://t.co/nPqWCw2tbB

22/06/18

Calling parents of children with Special Educational Needs and/or disabilities. Take part in an Ofsted webinar today (Fri 22 June) 10am to give your views on local services. To take part visit https://t.co/rnPzN2yIpz. More details https://t.co/OWLSuA8vKH

22/06/18

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Material discussions and suspensions of disbelief https://t.co/NfmNNYSQtF

21/06/18

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Excited for our workshop ‘Material Matterings: Suspensions of Disbelief, with our participants have arrived! Let’s get nattering through mattering https://t.co/GutciYrH2x

20/06/18

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Achieve a in Advanced upto £300 bursary + enhance your when you attend our 4 weeks summer 2018 programme If you're aged 16-21 live, study or attend a group in and interested then visit https://t.co/UkJWR86m59 https://t.co/06K5QObJfN

18/06/18

Retweetd From Chris Brown

a big shout out to for supporting our school bookshop loving https://t.co/KZggseOjIt

16/06/18

Retweetd From Kourtney

So today was my last day what an amazing 5 years with all my girls . I have been the biggest pain ever but still have had an amazing time . Thank u too all the staff for making it amazing , I’m gonna miss u all and all the student that I know https://t.co/SYDL2Suv2M

15/06/18

Read how our girls were chosen to be part of the PROCESSION in London to mark 100 years of women getting the vote. A big thanks to and for inviting us. Full story/pics at https://t.co/ukeB5QDiND https://t.co/eytHu4BECv

15/06/18

Some great pictures from the Post 16 Harris Federation Sports Day, where we were placed 4th. A huge well done to all our team and everyone who supported them! https://t.co/vPmvm8eDLI

15/06/18

Retweetd From Southwark News

Amazing photographers and Afro Art creators came to to inspire young women to embrace their natural hair and skin https://t.co/ricU6wlllA

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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.