The Community Eyes and Ears programme provides an ideal platform for people of all ages to become more aware of the issues that can undermine personal safety and thereby emotional wellbeing but at the same time gain an understanding of how they can make a difference to their own lives and those around them. This may simply be a matter of spotting the signs that all may not be well with a neighbour, colleague, friend and knowing how to report potential concerns.
The Eyes and Ears programme for schools across both Cambridgeshire and Peterborough supports the requirements of the new Relationships, Sex and Health Education curriculum. The content, although differentiated for primary and secondary students, focuses on the issues of personal privacy, respect and consent to help young people achieve a better understanding of how to keep themselves safe and how to behave towards their peers, including online.
All of the teaching resources are available for FREE and schools that deliver the programme content as part of the wider RSHE programme will receive acknowledgement in the form of a certificate and the use of the Community Eyes and Ears logo which has been commissioned by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner as part of the building resilient communities project. This acknowledgement will provide good evidence for Ofsted of both the action taken to raise awareness of a variety of risk-taking behaviours as well as the commitment to building a safer, more tolerant and resilient school community.
The development of the programme has been funded by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Cambridgeshire and is supported by:
Cambridgeshire County Council and Peterborough City Council
The District Councils and the associated community safety partnerships
The Emergency Services
The Healthy Schools Service
A range of community associations
Information about the wider programme can be found here: