Safeguarding

Maintaining Public Trust: Preventing Police Misconduct in the UK

Police misconduct poses a significant challenge to the integrity and trustworthiness of law enforcement agencies. In the UK, ensuring that police officers adhere to high ethical standards and professional conduct is crucial for maintaining public confidence and fostering positive community relationships.

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Tackling County Lines Exploitation in HMPs with The Met & ERSOU

This case study highlights the rise in exploitation, gang activities, and violence in UK prisons. It dispels the common belief that incarceration reduces vulnerability.

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Domestic Abuse Innovation: Kent Police’s GoodSAM Initiative

Kent Police has implemented a ground-breaking approach to domestic abuse response by leveraging the Good Sam technology, originally designed for emergency medical assistance, for an alternative and innovative purpose.

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Working with Local Stakeholders to Prevent and Tackle Child Sexual Exploitation

An estimated 1 in 20 children in the UK have been sexually abused. In this video, Barnardos break down safeguarding systems to highlight the complexities of exploitation and how systems can seem overwhelming for young people. Building upon this, they address the importance of working together to meet children’s needs and improve services.

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Supporting Victims and Witnesses to Achieve Good Evidence in Criminal Proceedings

68% of victims feel the wait before their case goes to court is too long. In this video, Naomi Burke is the Head of the Witness and Care Unit at Surrey Police discusses special measures and the importance of supporting vulnerable victims early in criminal justice process to help achieve good evidence later in court.

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A Whole-System Approach to Diverting Young People from Crime and Refocusing their Identity

According to the Office for National Statistics, there has been a 10% increase in knife-enabled crime in the past year. In this video, Jonathan Toy, Service Manager for Community Safety discusses the whole system approach they have in place that works as a preventive programme to meet individual’s needs and tackle serious youth crimes.

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Using Survivor Experiences in Modern Slavery to Improve the Services Provided

10,000 people across the UK are victims of modern slavery, according to Government statistics. In this video, Lauren Saunders, Head of Policy and Research at Unseen discusses the importance of working with survivors to develop trauma-centred care for those who have been victims of modern slavery.

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Educating Young People on Sexting and Online Safety

According to The UK Council for Child Internet Safety, the prevalence of children engaging in creating and sharing indecent images of themselves is a growing concern. In this video, Herabans Kaur from The Queen Mary University discusses the action of Spite for Schools, a community project that educates students on the issue and illegality of distributing intimate images through a holistic approach.

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Government Update: The Fraud Strategy

Fraud is one of the most common crimes in England and Wales, with cases accounting for more than 40% of all crimes reported. This government update outlines some of the key points in the Fraud Strategy which aims to reduce the number of cases by 10% on 2019 levels before the beginning of 2025.

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Creating Accessible Services for Disabled Survivors of Domestic Abuse

Disabled women are twice as likely to experience abuse than non-disabled women. In this video, Ruth Bashall, Policy and Projects Advisor, at Stay Safe East shares some of the challenges disabled survivors of domestic abuse face and what changes need to be made to make services more accessible.

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