A new service to help victims and survivors of rape, domestic and sexual violence and abuse across Brighton & Hove and East Sussex has been announced.The tendering process was carried out by Brighton & Hove City Council and a contract [worth £1.1 million] has been awarded to a partnership led by local domestic abuse charity RISE, along with CRI and Survivors’ Network. The new service will begin on 1st October.
Have Your Say in Crawley
This weekend (25 and 26 July) PCC Katy Bourne will be attending the International Mela in Crawley to hear your views on policing and crime in the area.Speaking ahead of the event Mrs Bourne said: “As PCC it is vital for me to hear the views from residents across Sussex to give them a voice on policing and crime and the issues that matter to them.
Have Your Say in Worthing
This Saturday 18 July office staff will be attending the Broadwater Green Carnival and Fire Station Open Day, giving you the opportunity to discuss your views and experiences of policing and crime in the area.
Tackling HBV, FM and FGM
Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Katy Bourne is speaking at a Conference in London today (7 July) about tackling honour based violence (HBV), forced marriage (FM) and female genital mutilation (FGM).This event brings together expert speakers from the police, education, local authorities, health and the voluntary sector to enhance partnership working and to examine how adopting a stronger multi-agency response can enable prevention, as well as early intervention and support for victims and those at risk. The PCC’s talk will focus on how Sussex is already taking a multi-agency approach to tackling these issues and examples of good practice.
Paws on Watch scheme launches
Yesterday saw the launch of a fantastic new ‘canine crimefighter’ initiative in the Uckfield area. Paws on Watch is a new scheme from the Safer Wealden Partnership which is calling on dog owners to report anything which seems suspicious and promote responsible dog-ownership.
Funding boost to help keep Sussex safer
Sixteen local organisations helping victims of crime and supporting community safety have been awarded Safer in Sussex funding totalling almost £95,000.The grant award scheme, established by Katy Bourne, Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner (PCC), is made up of two funding streams:◾Victims’ Services Fund – providing financial support (grant awards up to £10,000) to voluntary and third-sector organisations in Sussex that help individuals to cope and recover from the impact of crime.◾Community Safety Fund – providing financial support (grant awards up to £5,000) to local organisations and projects that aim to reduce crime and improve community safety.
Members of the Sussex Elders’ Commission (SEC) will be at Age UK’s Summer Fayre on the Western Lawns, Eastbourne, this Sunday 5 July. They will be inviting visitors to have their say in the ‘Big Conversation’ on policing and crime and the issues…
Webcast Available Here :http://www.sussex-pcc.public-i.tv/core/portal/webcast_interactive/167059...
The county’s Police & Crime Commissioner, Katy Bourne, will question Sussex Police Chief Constable Giles York about the Force’s seasonal crime-fighting operations at this month’s Performance & Accountability Meeting (PAM).
The ongoing fight against child sexual abuse
Picture taken from NSPCC websiteA report published this week by the NSPCC shows that the number of recorded sexual offences against children in England and Wales has risen by a third compared to last year.With more than two children a day in Sussex reporting that they are victims of sexual abuse, there is an even greater need to improve support services for those brave enough to come forward.