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Loudmouth delivers relationships and safeguarding workshops to Nuneaton and Bedworth schools

Published on Tuesday, 18th October 2016

Children and young people in Nuneaton were given the opportunity to address issues which affect their daily lives in a safe and interactive environment.

Loudmouth, a theatre in education company that uses drama and discussion to help youngsters, visited a local school to deliver relationships and safeguarding through interactive performances and workshops.

All secondary and special needs schools in Nuneaton and Bedworth have been offered the opportunity to receive programmes during the forthcoming terms.

These programmes have been heavily subsidised by the Police and Crime Commissioner through the Nuneaton and Bedworth Communities Partnership and have already been welcomed by many schools.

To date they have reached over 500,000 children, young people, professionals and parents.

Councillor Bob Hicks, chairman of Warwickshire County Council, said: “Loudmouth Theatre has become a key participant in informing and advising young people in our Borough about important issues in their lives.

“This has covered areas such as alcohol abuse, child sexual exploitation, and teenage partner abuse.

“Their contribution towards guiding young people through difficult choices in their lives is greatly appreciated by our Safer Communities Partnership.”

Philip Seccombe, Warwickshire Police and Crime Commissioner, said:  "I was very impressed by the showcase put on by the Loudmouth theatre in education programme and I have little doubt that the sessions prove to be an eye-opening experience and very informative for the young people who see them.  

“Educating young people about drugs and alcohol, child sexual exploitation and the many other dangers they may face in life is vital, so that they can be fully aware of the consequences of their own actions, the dangers that others may pose to them and, just as crucially, know who they can turn to when they need help.

“Protecting people from harm and preventing and reducing crime are all key aspects of my Police and Crime Plan and encouraging the adoption of similar early intervention programmes more widely across the county is something I am keen to explore further, as the benefits have clearly been demonstrated in Nuneaton and Bedworth.”