Safer Schools Officers (1)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2019-05-16
Session date: 
May 16, 2019
Reference: 
2019/8844
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

In response to Question No.2019/4061 on 1 March 2019 you told me there were 343.41 Safer Schools Officers. AC Mark Simmons told the House of Commons Education Select Committee on the 27 March 2019 that they would be increasing these to 420, and then 600. Please provide a timescale for when these officers will be in place.  What is the current number of Safer Schools Officers?

Answer

Safer Schools Officers (1)

Safer Schools Officers (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

There are, as at the end of February, over 400 officers working full time in schools and with young people. It is anticipated that this number will increase to almost 600 by the Autumn.