Pupils learn about the impact of negative behaviour

21st September 2023

This week my team joined officers from Gwent Police and Newport Youth Justice Service for a ‘crimes and consequences’ workshop at Ysgol Gyfun Gwent Is Coed.

The workshop is part of a six-week education diversion project to inform young people about the dangers and risks of negative behaviours.

During the session, pupils discussed the consequences of criminal behaviour. They also talked about the impact of anti-social behaviour, and how they think it affects people, their wider communities, and the emergency services.

Future sessions will include presentations from partners including drug awareness from Gwent Drug and Alcohol Service, county lines and exploitation by St Giles Trust, and the impact of crime on victims.

Diversion and education are key drivers to prevent young people from entering the criminal justice system and I am pleased to see preventative practices taking place in our schools.