SRtRC workshops are now being delivered to young people in Merseyside thanks to The Everton Foundation & Merseyside Police.
There is no place for racism in society and I am delighted that the Force, working with Everton Football Club, has been able to support the national Show Racism the Red Card campaign.
Chief Constable, Merseyside Police, Jon Murphy
Merseyside's Police Chief Constable today backed a ground-breaking Everton initiative to tackle racism.
Chief Constable Jon Murphy attended a photo opportunity with Everton legend Graeme Sharp and The Everton Foundation CEO Denise Barrett-Baxendale at Goodison Park to support the campaign Show Racism the Red Card.
The Everton Foundation and Merseyside Police Safer Schools Officers have worked in partnership to support the campaign by delivering a series of succesful engaging workshops in schools across the area to educate young people about the dangers of racism.
Nearly 3000 school children aged between 10 and 16 years of age have benefited from the scheme, which uses top professionsl footballers to try and eradicate discrimination.
Chief Constable Jon Murphy said: "There is no place for racism in society and I am delighted that the Force, working with Everton Football Club, has been able to support the national Show Racism the Red Card campaign.
"It is great to see that Everton have taken up the banner locally and are working hard with officers from Merseyside Police to support the campaign in our local schools. Since December last year schools officers from Merseyside Police have been working alongside the club to educate young people aged between 10 and 16 years about the devastating effects racism can have on individuals and communities. In total 40 workshops have been delivered throughout Merseyside and we have had a lot of positive feedback from both students and teachers."
CEO of The Everton Foundation, Denise Barrett-Baxendale, said: "We were delighted to invite the Chief Constable to Goodison Park and thank him for his support. Everton is committed to supporting equality and is involved in many different social inclusive programmes, recognising the need to make 'Everton 4 All'."