Local BBC Sites

Neighbouring Sites

Page last updated at 14:43 GMT, Wednesday, 4 August 2010 15:43 UK
Face cards used by police help autistic pupils in Frome
Frome PCSO Gary Maule with Face Cards
PCSO Gary Maule wanted to build stronger relations with autistic pupils

Cards which illustrate different human emotions are being used by the police in Frome to help victims of crime who suffer from Autism Spectrum Disorder.

It is hoped the 'face cards' will help sufferers describe their feelings more clearly and improve communication.

Twenty sets of cards have been bought with council funding and will be used by local sergeants and PCSOs.

PSCO Gary Maule, came up with the idea, as three schools in Frome specialise in teaching pupils with autism.

"We wanted to be familiar with local autistic students so that they feel more comfortable talking to us and better able to report crime," said Gary.

"I have been working closely with local schools to build up these relationships and improve communication."




SEE ALSO
'Autism link' to Asbo youngsters
23 Feb 07 |  Somerset

OTHER RELATED BBC LINKS

ELSEWHERE ON THE WEB

BBC navigation

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.

Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific