The Heddlu Bach scheme is a program delivered jointly with Gwent. It is a fun and interactive volunteering opportunity for school children aged 9-11 years old. The Heddlu Bach supports the force priorities, through participation in both educational and community environments. The children involved will develop confidence through many enjoyable experiences.
The children and school who become part of the program help to tackle local issues, highlighted by the children, in their own community. This is achieved by assisting the local Neighbourhood Policing Teams, in crime prevention initiatives and taking ownership of the tasks. The Heddlu Bach in Gwent has been developed to sit within the All Wales Schools Beat programme, with the children having educational lessons on topics such as cybercrime, stranger danger and bullying.
With the hope, we create ethically informed citizens of Wales, through creativeness and learning. It will build resilience in young people, and it’s enhanced to develop a successful and exciting future for young people through collaboration with communities and the Police.
Your Neighbourhood Policing Teams are your key connection between your school and the Police. They will be working with you on local community projects, and aiding you in rewarding the young people. Building and developing strong relationships with your Neighbourhood Policing Team is vital in becoming a successful Heddlu Bach.