ACC praises officers for work to support vulnerable people

19 Jul 2017 13:00 PM

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Northumbria Police is working with young people and vulnerable people to help raise awareness of personal safety.

Officers based within Safetyworks, an interactive safety training centre, held a presentation evening to encourage young people and vulnerable people to get involved in raising awareness about safeguarding and personal safety. 

The presentation focused on issues around sexual exploitation, online safety, hate crime, mate crime, ASB and how to report crime.

There was also a competition for participants to design a card for officers to give out as part of their sexual exploitation sessions. 

The winner of the competition was Arts for Wellbeing, who were presented with their framed artwork by PCSOs Claire Jones and Nichola Bone along with Assistant Chief Constable Darren Best.

Assistant Chief Constable Darren Best said: "This has been a really fantastic event and I am really proud of all those involved.

"This is an excellent example of just some of the work we do to help protect young people and those who are vulnerable in our communities, which is our absolute priority as a force.

"We understand that these issues can be very sensitive to address and often difficult to talk about but our officers are specially trained to help deliver personal safety advice to young and vulnerable people in a way they can understand.

"Safeguarding is an issue we all have a responsibility for, particularly for those who are young or vulnerable, so it has been hugely encouraging to see so many partners and members of the community come together to support this event."

More information about safeguarding and advice for young or vulnerable people search Northumbria Police Advice online or follow @northumbriapol, NorthumbriaPolice/ #SafeguardingIsEveryonesBusiness #SIEB.