Language Learning at South Wales' Police and Cardiff Council ESOL
Working together, South Wales' Police and Cardiff Council ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) service developed the PolicESOL language course. The course aims to develop English language skills and provide participants with an understanding of their respective rights and responsibilities. It also aims to build a relationship of trust with the police. The course consists of a number of training sessions, each designed specifically to provide knowledge and understanding of how to live safely in the UK and abide by the law. Participation in the course is entirely voluntary, and usually takes place in separate classes for men and women. The course was designed as a series of ten independent two-hour sessions, including a number of topics: introduction to UK police; dealing with an emergency; personal safety in the community; child safety in the UK; dealing with domestic abuse; racial incidents; drug and alcohol related abuse and driving in the UK. The beneficiaries of this program are the refugees resettled in Cardiff.