Kids aren’t the problem: Understanding partnership and police practices within Safer School Partnerships

Research Institution / Organisation

Canterbury Christ Church University

Principal Researcher

Steven Sweeney

Level of Research


Project Start Date

October 2017

Research Context

​In progress: The research will examine the variety of ways in which Safer School Partnerships function to extract good and bad practices. The aim is to provide a model for police senior leaders, police practitioners and schools to improve Safer School Partnerships working practices.

Research Methodology

​The research will take the form of the following:

  • Literature review
  • Face to face semi-structured interviews
  • Online questionnaires for practitioners (Safer Schools Officers and Head Teachers/School staff)
  • Data analysis
  • Mapping of current methods of partnership working in Safer School Partnerships

Interim reports and publications

Not available

Date due for completion

September 2019
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