GMP visit Tameside girls' school in bid to educate pupils about gender based violence.
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Police officers attended Fairfield High School for Girls this week as part of 'Operation Safer Tameside', to host an assembly which focused on the topic of domestic abuse and the support available to young girls who may have either experienced abuse at home or been a victim of gender based violence.
Chief Inspector Claire Galt, of GMPs Tameside District, who is an ex-pupil of the school, led the talk introducing herself and giving an insight into her policing career.
Two of GMPs School Engagement Officers PC Howard and PC Lawton, then went onto discuss Claire's Law and Sarah's Law and how these schemes can help protect young people.
Head teacher of Fairfield High School, Stephanie Bateman, said: "It was really superb to have the support of Chief Inspector Galt, an ex-Fairfield pupil herself and an inspirational role model, along with her colleagues PC Howard and PC Lawton, in school as part of the day of action across Tameside in relation to preventing domestic violence.
"Our pupils learnt about key practices within the law and police procedures to protect themselves now and in the future.
"This special event was informative, thought-provoking and centred around such a crucial issue for the pupils in our school. The presentation was warmly received; you could have heard a pin drop with the silence from the room.
"I believe that personal development and preparing the pupils for 21st century life are so important. Many thanks to these officers."
Chief Inspector Claire Galt, said: " It was a such a brilliant experience visiting my old school and being able to hopefully inspire the pupils and offer them such important advice.
"Our day of action across Tameside this week focused on bringing awareness to the topic of gender based violence, with our school visit linking into this.
"I'd like to thank our school engagement officers who do such an excellent job in creating positive relationships with pupils from our local schools as well as offering advice and support which is invaluable in keeping our young people safe."