New project: SWaPOL social work and policing: Vocational training in public order management



SWaPOL is an education & training project that focuses on policies of public order management in urban places. Marginalised people in public space are the target of many professions, including the police, social work, public transport authorities and others. This project will contribute to balance welfare and law enforcement policies by developing a joint training for social workers and crime prevention officers in the police in several European countries. A pilot course (2+3 days) will be elaborated and tested before it can be integrated in existing vocational training schedules at schools of social work and in the police force. SWaPOL will support exchange, cooperation and mutual trust between social workers and police officers for a better collaboration in practice to foster social inclusion of marginalised people in public places.