Educating on crime and anti-social behaviour
Working with partners, the Community Safety Team organise local events to educate residents and school children, in relation to crime and anti-social behaviour issues that may affect them.
An education programme called "Minor Damage Major Impact" has been delivered to school children across the borough, which has taught them the impact that criminal damage has on providing and paying for services in the borough.
The team also support, and deliver, national campaigns to educate the public in assisting the partnership to reduce crime across the borough including:
- Not in My Neighbourhood Week
- tackling underage sales of alcohol campaign
- bonfire campaign
- domestic violence white ribbon day
- car crime
Think Drink Programme
To reduce alcohol related violence and anti-social behaviour a "Think Drink" programme has been set up. As part of this, the Youth Inclusion, Community Safety and Matrix Teams held a drama production and performed in front of 2,700 school pupils to increase their awareness of the effects of drinking alcohol.
Face the people events
The Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnership hold "face the people" events throughout the year. At these sessions, senior representatives from the Crime and Disorder Partnership meet with members of the public to hear their issues and let them know what action has, or will be taken, to tackle these issues.
The events vary from drop in sessions, to public meetings or action focused sessions tackling a particular issue. They are held in various locations throughout the borough. In 2007 sessions were held on the Lukes Lane Estate in Hebburn and at the Ridgeway Family Centre on the Cleadon Park Estate.
Publicising our actions
In order to maintain public confidence, it is essential that we publicise the actions that we are taking to tackle anti-social behaviour. It is our intention to publicise all Anti-Social Behaviour Orders and Anti-Social Behaviour Injunctions, unless there are exceptional reasons not to do so.
Regular updates will be provided by way of press releases and Council publications, where you will be encouraged to report incidents of anti-social behaviour or breach of prohibitions to Anti-Social Behaviour Orders or Injunctions
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