Se­cu­rity warn­ing for par­ents

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PUPILS AND par­ents at Jewish schools should take ad­di­tional se­cu­rity mea­sures fol­low­ing the sharp rise of an­ti­semitism, the Com­mu­nity Se­cu­rity Trust has warned.

Par­ents should join spe­cial se­cu­rity ro­tas, un­dergo train­ing and send their chil­dren on a spe­cial­ist pro­gramme de­signed to help them pro­tect them­selves, the or­gan­i­sa­tion said.

In a let­ter to par­ents of ev­ery Jewish school pupil in Bri­tain to co­in­cide with the be­gin­ning of the new school year, CST said: “We en­cour­age all schools to have parental se­cu­rity ro­tas, work­ing closely with the ac­tual guard­ing per­son­nel at key times of the day.

“We would ask that you join th­ese ro­tas as it is im­por­tant that you share the re­spon­si­bil­ity for this task.”

It also rec­om­mended that chil­dren join the Street­wise pro­gramme, which is run with Mac­cabi GB and teaches how to avoid trou­ble when trav­el­ling to and from school.

The course runs in more than 60 Jewish and non-Jewish pri­mary and sec­ondary schools.

More than 34,000 Jewish chil­dren have com­pleted it.

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