Welcome to the Safer Corby Engagement Team page. As a team, we are responsible for delivering a diverse campaign programme throughout the year, which focuses on many themes that support the priorities and objectives of both the Safer Corby team strategy and the North Northants Community Safety Partnership. The key aim of the programme is to educate the wider public and communities on various issues that can have a detrimental impact on their health, wellbeing and personal safety.
A core element of this programme focuses on primary and secondary school activity. Students begin to develop an understanding and awareness of issues and risky behaviours they could be exposed to from a young age. Our school sessions equip children and young people with the knowledge and confidence to be able to manage challenging situations in everyday life and therefore reduce the risk of becoming a victim of a crime and/or exploitation.
Key themes covered across the campaign programme include:
- Impact of alcohol misuse and underage drinking
- Road Safety
- Hate crime
- Online safety
- Anti-Social Behaviour
- Litter and its impact on neighbourhoods
- Knife Crime
- Domestic Abuse
Our engagement activity is also dependent on building and developing successful partnership working with various organisations, agencies and local community and business groups. Some of our partners, to name but a few, are the Neighbourhood Policing Teams, Northamptonshire Fire & Rescue Service, local schools and Neighbourhood Associations and Parish Councils. We also consult with our local residents on a regular basis via the Take Action initiative. This provides communities with an opportunity to talk to us about local issues affecting them and their neighbourhoods, which in turn assists the team in developing a programme of work to help tackle these local concerns.
Our engagement work is important. Many organisations at a senior level now recognise that in order to be able to tackle some of the more deep-rooted social challenges and problems we are currently facing, such as knife crime or gang violence, it requires education from an early age, to stop individuals from being involved in these potentially harmful lifestyles or criminal activity in the first place. Empowering young people to become resilient, positive individuals is crucial to help build successful, thriving and safe communities for the future.
We will be regularly posting updates on our engagement updates page, which we hope you will find informative and insightful.
If you have any further questions about the work of the Safer Corby Engagement Team, please contact Suzanne Preston (Safer Corby Partnerships Officer) on firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01536 463177.