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New Prevent Agenda Video Seeks to Inform

All Voluntary and Community sector providers are advised, as part of safeguarding responsibilities, to ensure that they familiarise themselves with their responsibilities under the government’s Prevent Agenda.

Prevent is part of the government’s national counter-terrorism strategy.  As the name suggests it focuses on preventing people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism.

To find out more about your duties under the act and on how to access further information, please view this short video

Lichfield Residents Invited to Join Police 'Watchdog'

Lichfield and Burntwood residents are being invited to join a new panel to shape the work of local policing following its recent successful launch.

The Lichfield Safer Neighbourhood Panel was launched in October under plans by Staffordshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Matthew Ellis, to shine the spotlight on local policing and make Staffordshire’s Police Service the most open, transparent and ethical in the UK.

New Daphne Call for Projects to Respond to Violence Against Women & Children

The European Commission has issued a new call for proposals under the Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme. It has €3m funding to provide Action grants to support transnational projects that support and protect women and children victims of violence and to bring about more frequent reporting of such violence. In particular, the priorities of this call for proposals cover two strands. Read more

June & July 2016 SSCB Training

Spaces are available for the following June & July 2016 SSCB Training:-

Multi Agency Level 2, Working Together to Safeguard Children Training, 09:30 – 16:30

This event is for NEW members of the workforce (not to update) who work predominantly with children, young people and/or their parents/carers and who could potentially contribute to assessing, planning, intervening and evaluating the needs of a child and parenting capacity where there are safeguarding concerns.

Lloyds Bank Foundation Launches National Domestic Abuse Programme (England & Wales)

Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales has launched a £3m three-year national programme designed to improve responses to domestic abuse and strengthen the sector.

The programme will invest £3m in the domestic abuse sector over three years. An initial investment of £800,000 has been made to support and expand a partnership between Women's Aid and Imkaan to enable small and specialist charities tackling domestic abuse to better prepare for, adapt and compete for funding contracts across England.

Shape The Future of Policing in Tamworth

Tamworth residents are being offered the chance to shape the future of policing at the most local level in their community by Staffordshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner Matthew Ellis.

They are being invited to join a recently-launched Safer Neighbourhood Panel for Tamworth borough to examine and shape the work of policing, hold the Local Policing Team Commander to account and look at wider criminal justice and community safety issues in their area.