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Advice about the dangers of carrying knives and taking drugs has been given to young people during a safety event in Swale.
‘Swale Safety in Action’ took place between Tuesday 16th and Thursday 18th May and saw 350 Year Six students from across 10 primary schools invited to take part.
During the event, which was held at Swallows Leisure Centre, they were also told about hate crime, healthy relationships, online safety and road, fire and electrical safety.
The multi-agency event was run by family group Salus, and supported by Kent Police, British Transport Police, Kent Fire and Rescue Service, Kent County Council and UK Power Networks.
Swale Council helped to fund the project, along with funding from the Community Safety Partnership from the Police and Crime Commissioner, Matthew Scott.
Sergeant Carli Deacon, of Swale’s Community Safety Unit, told SFM News: "Becoming more independent and starting secondary school is exciting but also daunting and the aim of this event was to help young people learn about some of the dangers they may face as they embark on this transition. Our officers work across the community and are dedicated to supporting, listening and educating young people. I hope the pupils gained a lot from attending the workshops and that it helps them in making informed positive decisions going forward."
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