#consequences is our annual community safety and awareness event aimed at year 9 pupils. It addresses issues relating to young people that have been identified as a key concern in the Epping Forest district.
Hosted by our Community, Health and Wellbeing team, specialist service providers have been commissioned to deliver key messages about personal safety and wellbeing. They highlight the dangers of online safety, and look at relationships and the consequences of gang activity.
Your decisions, your actions, your consequences
We aim to provide pupils in the Epping Forest district with the latest information and guidance to enable them to make the right choices regarding the issues facing them.
Our partner agencies use theatre and case studies to talk through the impact and consequences of their decisions and actions, highlighting the consequences both positive and negative.
Benefits for pupils
- Pupils will be equipped with the latest information and able to make informed choices
- Highlighting the consequences of their actions, whether they be positive or negative
- Pupils have the opportunity to hear and learn from the real life stories of ex-gang members and ex-offenders
- Pupils will feel confident to ask for help and support about issues they may encounter
- Pupils will know what agencies can offer further support and how to access this
- The web links provided can be uploaded onto the pupil pages of the school’s website, enabling anonymous access to information on support services
- Pupils are asked to contribute to the discussion
- Pupils take part in an evaluation exercise to assess their learning on the day
Benefits for the school and teaching staff
- Schools can select a date that is convenient for them
- Our Community, Health and Wellbeing team do most of the organising, the event does not overburden school staff
- The information provided will inform and support the school curriculum
- Teachers will have up-to-date information and be able to support pupils to access further help
- Links will be established between the school and specialist agencies, who can offer further support if necessary
- Schools are provided with evaluation feedback from pupils and teaching staff on the event – this can be useful evidence to support Ofsted’s inspection