Good Afternoon,

1.    This Month’s Topic – Substance Misuse

For materials linked to this topic, we are directing schools towards the I Am Me Scotland Online Learning Platform. The Online Learning Platform hosts multiple interactive, accessible resources on various topics including Alcohol and Substance Awareness.

The Alcohol and Substance programme begins in early years and progresses through to S5.  All lessons have been developed with children, young people and people who have lived and living experience of alcohol and substance addiction.  The lessons have been designed to be inclusive for children and young people who require audio option as well as text, this option can be turned off if the presenter/teacher chooses to deliver the lesson at their own pace.

A short explanatory video about the resources can be accessed here –

You can access the platform here

Please email to obtain log on details for the Online Learning Platform.

2.    PSYV RECRUITMENT – Police Scotland Youth Volunteers (PSYV) – North Aberdeenshire Applications open!

Applications are now open for young people aged 13-15 to join PSYV North Aberdeenshire.

PSYV provides an opportunity for Youth Volunteers to gain an insight into Police Scotland and to play an active role in their community. It aims to strengthen the relationship between the police and young people, to break down barriers and promote positive role models.

PSYV boosts confidence, it is great for team building, gaining new experiences and learning new skills. It also offers opportunities to gain awards and certificates.

As a Youth Volunteer you will be expected to attend regular training and engagement events and volunteer in the community as and when needed.

Anyone wishing to apply and/or get more information please visit Police Scotland youth volunteer interest register form | Police Scotland. or email

3.    Our Your Police survey

Feedback from the public on local policing is crucial for informing local policing plans going forward and helping us understand the views and priorities of our diverse communities in Scotland. The Your Police survey is the mechanism by which we can understand the views and priorities of our communities and the levels of confidence in policing. The current live survey launched in May 2022 and will be open until end of March 2023.


The survey is anonymous and further information is available on the link page here :

4.    Materials on GLOW

All teachers should have access to GLOW and the materials that are contain on the GLOW platform. The national Children and Young People Team for Police Scotland has been working on a bank of presentations which should be accessed via GLOW. IF you have any feedback regarding these presentations can you please let us know?

Just a reminder that is the new email address for the Children and Young People team within the North East Division of Police Scotland. The plan is to send a monthly (around the 20th of each month) newsletter to all schools in the area as well as other relevant partners with updates, information and guidance. This email address is to be used as a single point of contact when contacting Police in the North East regarding inputs, events, queries and educational resources instead of contacted officers directly. This allows the correct officer to be allocated the task and prevents any timescale issues. We cannot guarantee every request will be facilitated, however we will do our best to offer advice and share information/resources. If an individual teachers or staff members wants to be added directly to the mailing list then please reply to this email advising so. A further reminder the email address is

Any ongoing enquiry please continue to contact the nominated officer via the 101 system or their personal email address. For any emergency please contact 999 and non-emergency incidents should be reported to the Police on 101.

If you have any other questions about Police (Procedures/Information/Careers etc) then please ask and we can add it to the FAQ’s which will be started next month.

The topic next month (March) will be Anti-Social Behaviour.


The CYP Team




January 2023

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