In the year ending March 2022, there were 45,000 offences involving a knife or sharp instrument in England and Wales. In this video, the Director of the National Centre for Gang Research discusses the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on the behaviour of young people and the gaps in support which leave them vulnerable to exploitation.
1 in 5 women and 1 in 10 men will experience stalking in their lifetime. Cheshire Constabulary’s Harm Reduction Unit is an integrated multiagency unit which safeguards victims of stalking and harassment. Daniel Price-Jones, Forensic Psychologist for Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust discusses his role within the Harm Reduction unit and the need for multiagency work with perpetrators in cases to help protect and safeguard victims.
Victims and survivors of domestic abuse were at even higher risk during the pandemic. In this article we’ll be looking at the Domestic Abuse Act (2021) and it’s impact on adult safeguarding and domestic abuse.