Better protection and housing for domestic abuse survivors, DBS changes, plus gambling & Human Rights Act calls for evidence
In an effort to create a best-practice guide for working with peer mentors, researchers are undertaking a the biggest ever UK survey of these special volunteers. Please share with any you work with.
The National Prisoners’ Families Helpline has a new website with extensive information for people who have a family member in contact with the criminal justice system. Also do you work with prisoners released from Exeter? A connection for you.
Where to find advice around debt support, scams and loan sharks. We have compiled a comprehensive resource to protect people and help them get out of trouble.
Don’t let important decisions be made on issues that affect you, without your input. Have your say on the family justice system, keeping children safe in education, National Strategy for Disabled People, rural transport, Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service and home abortions.
Guidance around bidding for Government contracts, local Additional Restriction grants for businesses which have had to close and fell through the cracks of previous grants schemes, plus consultancy support for BAME organisations.
crime and safety update – the Peninsular Strategic Assessment, Partner Agency Information Sharing portal, Illegal Moneylending Team partnership recognition scheme, drug & crime funding announcement, reading programme for prisoners, and free Clinks membership offer.
Domestic Abuse support, including Refuge4Pets, a charity that fosters pets to aid escape from domestic abuse situations, and the Ask for ANI scheme offering safe places at pharmacies. Plus other news around this area.
Newsletters from Our Safeguarding Children’s Partnership, and Safer Cornwall, new in this week – catch up here.
News around the impact of COVID on VCSE orgs in the criminal justice sector, info around prisons at Christmas, a survey for young adults’ experience of policing, plus the Truth Project and Internet Watch Foundation’s updates, and acting to prevent teens being radicalised online.
Consultations to take part in – Cornwall Fire Service, Disability and Employment, availability of home abortions, and Housing – shared ownership plans and carbon monoxide & smoke alarms.
The rules around disclosure of convictions, and DBS checks, have changed. Make sure you’re aware of what these changes mean, if you’re taking on new staff.
Loan Sharks are increasingly targeting people on social media. Be aware, report suspicious messages and illegal money lenders to @LoanSharkNews on 0300 555 2222 #SharkFreeSurfing
Find out how you can take part in 16 days of activism against gender based violence. With links to resources around domestic abuse and sexual violence, for those who are in danger now.
County Lines app warning, police funding survey, support for people leaving prison, and a new podcast about forgiveness.
Local news around safeguarding and the police, including their partner agency info sharing form, to report exploitation, radicalisation, etc. Also Safeguarding Adults Board annual report, Overview of National Referral Mechanism, and Safer Cornwall newsletter.
Digital safety: safety against scams, where to report COVID-scams, a new app to help stop Loan Sharks, and Domestic Abuse news around sexting and smart devices.
OSCP is launching a new Child Exploitation campaign this week – #CEtheSigns. Also, advance date for their conference, plus training materials.
A collection of news stories around prisons and probation, in and COVID-19, including a distance learning delivery opportunity (tender closing 30 October, info seminar today).
Police are reporting new successes fighting the ‘county lines’ drug trade. #KnowTheSigns, and help protect rural areas.