Stuart White, the Community Safety Officer for Lichfield District Council, has contacted all local secondary schools to flag up that the last few months have seen an increase in anti-social behaviour committed by young people in Burntwood and Lichfield.

The challenge is to parents to do their bit to reduce this problem by keeping up to date on where their child is and what they are up to.

The campaign also offers guidance via a QR Code on what is on for young people locally so there are real opportunities out there to get involved in positive activities that reduce the risk of a child getting involved in the sort of things all of us have no wish to see in our local community.

Matt Allman, Headteacher, said: “In our experience, children who have problems in school usually have problems within the home and in the local community. We flag up the dangers of County Lines, we flag up the other societal risks to our students, and if we can all do our bit then our home areas will be better places to live for everyone. We would urge all parents to keep a friendly but clear line on knowing what their children are doing and who their children are with.”