British police “hired” Teddy bears
And this is a very good idea.
Police in the UK is now officially “work” together with plush toys. Now in every patrol car, law enforcement officers will carry a soft Teddy bear, which will be used in working with children.
Thank you to The Youth At Risk Foundation for stopping by today and providing teddy bears our officers can provide to children who have been involved in or witnessed traumatic experiences. These “trauma bears” will help bring comfort to children during the difficult situations. pic.twitter.com/lGMORrrcB4
— Colma Police (@ColmaPD) April 12, 2018
According to the head of one of departments of police Matt Picton, toys really soothe kids who got in a car accident, using them to distract the child until the doctor provides first aid to him, and the police understand the situation.
In addition, Teddy bears help to establish rapport between the child and the police in other situations, for example when the baby is lost or witnessed the crime.
#Police using #trauma teddy bears #calm children after car accidents……
for more details click on https://t.co/vwuphr9HRh pic.twitter.com/9AqGQt5sHw
— Traumatic Stress (@StressTraumatic) April 13, 2018
The Department of traffic police of the County of Sussex has announced that anyone can donate a soft toy for such a noble mission. Incidentally, the same practice using the toys already in force in Germany and the Netherlands.
WATCH: Greater Manchester traffic police get ‘trauma teddy bears to help comfort children https://t.co/aXJzYPCV4W pic.twitter.com/j3Qtwswfr5
— BBC Radio Manchester (@BBCRadioManc) April 12, 2018