Truancy tops school forum

Tarn Reynolds, Rad Hurcom, Andi Dackins and Mick Leeming from City of Wanneroo Youth Team at the forum. d407979b
Tarn Reynolds, Rad Hurcom, Andi Dackins and Mick Leeming from City of Wanneroo Youth Team at the forum. d407979b

The north west metropolitan police Crime Prevention unit and City of Wanneroo played host.

Speakers from WA Police and the Department of Education talked about issues during the half-day forum, including Sergeant Garry Corker who outlined a new truancy strategy.

Other topics included bullying, drugs and alcohol, graffiti, domestic violence and cyber safety.

Crime prevention Acting Sergeant Neil McMahon said attendance was lower as it coincided with a school reform strike.