We’re so happy to have Safer Poole on board as a partner of UK SAYS NO MORE!
Safer Poole is a group of organisations working to make Poole one of the safest towns in the country. Find out more from them:
“Hello from the Safer Poole Partnership! In the past, keeping our streets safe used to be seen as simply the job of the police. But times have changed. We now know it takes a team effort. The police play a vital role, but so do a whole lot of other organisations such as the fire service, housing authorities, health service, the Council and many voluntary and community groups. Safer Poole Partnership is a grouping of around 50 organisations which together make Poole one of the safest towns in the country.
The partnership works to prevent crime, build positive neighbourhoods, co-ordinate community policing, cut crime and anti-social behaviour tackle domestic violence and sexual abuse, and deal with drug and alcohol abuse. However, as a team, our passion is to make a difference for victims and survivors of domestic and sexual abuse.
Our current areas of work include supporting front-line workers with communications, funding, analysis and advice to enhance the service we provide locally to victims. We also provide training and guidance for partner agencies on subjects including domestic abuse, sexual violence, modern slavery and human trafficking, and honour-based abuse.
We also take responsibility for tendering and managing contracts for domestic abuse services on behalf of the Borough of Poole, such as our local refuge and outreach services. Amongst these day-to-day responsibilities, we also coordinate other projects to compliment our work.
This year we have achieved a course in safeguarding for our licensed taxi drivers, so that they know how to report concerns on exploitation and abuse. We have launched a domestic abuse perpetrator programme, to try and generate change in many families in Poole.
We enjoy consulting with local survivors as part of our focus groups, so that any decision making is survivor-driven. And we have some very exciting events coming up in November to raise awareness of these issues and fundraise for local organisations. We are pleased to enter into a partnership with UK SAYS NO MORE and join other like minded charities and organisations driven to make a change who share our passion.”
Safer Poole International Men’s Day Conference
On November 14th, Safer Poole held an event to mark Mens Day, which our very own Josh McLean was invited to speak at and discuss the campaign. It was a fantastic day and we’d like to thank everyone involved for their participation and interest in UK SAYS NO MORE.
— Borough of Poole (@BoroughofPoole) November 14, 2016
Interested in becoming a partner of UK SAYS NO MORE?
We’d love to hear from you, please get in touch with Lyndsey Dearlove, Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) Partnership Manager.
You can contact Lyndsey by email at Lyndsey.Dearlove@hestia.org or by phone at 020 7378 3170.