Education Strategies

Plenary on 2006-12-06
Session date: 
December 6, 2006
Question By: 
Valerie Shawcross
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
Peter Hendy (Commissioner, Transport for London)


Further to a query from my constituent Maria Black, can you tell me whether TfL are planning any kind of educational strategies to make people respect public transport more and to reduce anti-social behaviour on public transport?


Answer for Education Strategies

Answer for Education Strategies

Answered By: 
Peter Hendy (Commissioner, Transport for London)

TfL already work with children of primary school age to encourage good citizenship and prevent younger children from behaving in an anti-social way in the future. The TfL scheme is offered to all primary school children in London. TfL's work with older children is more targeted. It involves officers from either the London's Transport Museum or Transport Operational Command Unit's Bus Tag team visiting secondary schools where anti-social behaviour problems on local bus services have been reported.

TfL's Transport Operational Command Unit (TOCU) and the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) have also worked closely together to create education material. For example, the TOCU BusTag team in liaison with MPS school liaison officers, has visited schools in North East London. Their presentation reminds children of the consequences of causing criminal damage and also provides helpful information to those children who may become a victim of crime on buses.

The TOCU has also provided briefings/presentations and material such as the DVD to the MPS Safer Schools Team and Safer Neighbourhoods Team for use as part of their schools communications programme.