Young Crime Liners launched for safer schools

By Drum Digital
31 October 2013

In a bid to keep learners safe and be able to report crime and social issues in the schools, "Young Crime Liners" was launched in Gauteng.

In a bid to equip learners with safe and reliable tools to report crime and social issues in the  schools, "Young Crime Liners" was launched.

The "Young Crime Liners" initiative was launched yesterday at Mosupatsela Secondary School in Kagiso on the West Rand by the the Gauteng Department of Education, Crime Line and the South African Police Service (SAPS).

"We are here today to ensure that crime has no place in our schools. We want you (learners) to report any form of violence, whether it be bullying, physical and sexual assault and corporal punishment in your school," Gauteng Education MEC, Barbara Creecy said at the launch.

She said the department recognises it has a responsibility to continually work towards a school environment in which learners, educators and school principals feel and are safe.

The department will be rolling out the Young Crime Liners initiative school by school in Gauteng.

The Young Crime Liners is an additional intervention to the department's five year Schools Safety Strategy that guides schools and departmental officials in their work.


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