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During National Stalking Awareness Week (8-12th April), Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner (PCC) Katy Bourne is encouraging her PCC colleagues and national leads to come together, for the first time, and help provide victims of stalking with the greatest possible protection and support. She will be joined on the day by two female victims of stalking in Sussex whose experiences will help to inform the national recommendations made on the day.
Earlier this week, Mrs Bourne chaired a rural crime roundtable discussion in Billingshurst with local parish councils, farming and estate representatives, Sussex Police, Neighbourhood Watch and the High Sheriff of West Sussex. A similar event was held in January in Battle, addressing rural crime in East Sussex.
At the end of 2018 the results of the UK Youth Parliament consultation ‘Make Your Mark’ were announced outlining the priorities for young people up and down the country. 17 schools across East Sussex took part in the survey which equated to over 12,000 total votes.
Two members from the Office of the Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner, Katy Bourne met with the Crawley Interfaith Network to discuss their perceptions of policing and community safety. This meeting took place a week after the terrorist attacks in New Zealand and media reports of a lack of police response nationally to hate crime.
Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner, Katy Bourne and her PCC colleagues across the UK recognise the significant challenges around knife crime and serious violence and are determined to work with government and partners to tackle it.
Barnardo’s ‘Dice’ programme, which was set up following a grant from the Police & Crime Commissioner’s Safe Space Sussex Funding Network, is welcoming referrals from families whose children may be at risk of exploitation.
Cats Protection’s Paws Protect project, which provides an essential service for victims of domestic abuse, has received a grant of over £11,000 from the Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner’s Safe Space Sussex Funding Network.
Findings published from the Police Federation’s Demand, Capacity and Welfare survey have revealed that almost 90 per cent of Sussex Police officers have said morale within the Force was low and almost four out of five have faced mental wellbeing issues over the last 12 months.
Sussex PCC Katy Bourne has welcomed the Home Office's refreshed violence against women and girls (VAWG) strategy.
A football initiative offering sessions aimed at preventing anti-social behaviour and knife crime amongst young people in Crawley has received £5,000 from Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne.
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