Last term Police came to St Kilda Primary and spoke with a number of students and families to find out what was important to them in regard to our community. Other consultation sessions were held within the City of Port Phillip and the City of Stonnington. The police heard from children and families about a few key themes related to safety and would now like to hear from any children or parents who would like to join Phase 2 of the Social Cohesion Project:
Social Cohesion Project aims to strengthen safe and inclusive communities across Port Phillip-Stonnington, with a particular focus on children, youth and families from vulnerable communities.
The main themes identified by the children and families were around safety in the community (due to violence/anti-social behaviour/ aggressive beggars) and certain neighbours who were bullying/violent or engaged in crime that made use of community space unsafe.
The two key arms of the project will be to develop a Community Arts Project under the ‘Learning Stones’ sites across public housing in Stonnington. The second arm being to have children develop child and family focused resources to strengthen resilience and safety in the community.
The children will be drawn from a number of schools and develop pamphlets/and Youtube resources that can be shared across the community.
Are you interested? If so, please see Mary at the Office or contact Sue Higgins.
On behalf of Senior Sergeant Dagmar Andersen and Paul Kelly – Prahran Police