The School + Sport + Police (SSP) initiative is an add-on to the Open Fun Football School programme (OFFS). It builds on the basic perception that efficient crime prevention measures are not a matter for the police alone.
We engage parents, schools, sport clubs, police, and local government in a united effort to promote social inclusion and build a cross-sectorial structure for juvenile crime prevention.
We educate our volunteer coaches in child protection and facilitate different kinds of juvenile crime prevention activities within our cross sectorial networks with the aim of preventing children and youth from becoming victims or offenders of crime.
We create a physical, psychological, and social environment where children feel confident, stimulated and secure.
WHAT IS SSP?
The School + Sport + Police (SSP) initiative is an add-on to the Open Fun Football School programme (OFFS).
SSP builds on the basic perception that efficient crime prevention measures are not a matter for the police alone. The earlier risk behaviour is spotted and addressed, the better the chances of preventing the situation from taking a wrong turn.
To do this, a cross-sectorial network is needed. Such a network includes cooperation between schools, police, social services, and sports clubs.
SSP is about building a governance structure in local communities that allows the relevant stakeholders to meet and share perspectives and to agree on joint actions, coordinated cross-sector efforts and solutions. It requires cooperative and collaborative efforts by crucial public and civil society personnel, i.e., stakeholders who are in daily contact with children, youth, and their families.