A police-led educational programme in West Yorkshire is gaining momentum, with over 800 schools in the county now enrolled.

Pol-Ed offers complimentary educational materials to teachers instructing children aged seven to 16 in West Yorkshire. These resources consist of lesson plans accessible for download from the Pol-Ed website, which can be employed in full or in part to aid in teaching.

These materials aid students in enhancing their comprehension of risks, citizenship, and the law, while also supporting their academic advancement and ensuring their safety. Covered topics include consent, bullying, grooming, toxic culture, and the balance between freedom and the law.

Superintendent James Troisi, said; “To learn that more than 81 per cent of schools in West Yorkshire have now signed up to use the Pol-Ed resources is fantastic news.

“Our ambition is to get every school in the county on board with Pol-Ed, and our latest sign-up rate suggests that we’re well on our way to achieving this.

“We did some roadshows at schools across the county during the summer months and the feedback we received from teachers and school representatives was overwhelmingly positive.

“We’ve also had interest from other police forces in the UK who are keen to use Pol-Ed, and are in talks with several as to how they can use our product in schools in their area.”

The project is also looking at providing resources for younger children, so they can be introduced to Pol-Ed lessons as soon as they start school.

For more information about Pol-Ed contact pol.ed@westyorkshire.police.uk