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Month: February 2019

Young people in employment and training thanks to Blackburn based project

Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner has praised a project which has helped people into employment, training, volunteering and other support. After receiving funding from his Community Action Fund, the Blackburn with Darwen Youth Awareness Project has helped at least ten into employment, ten into training and more have been signposted to training opportunities and other support services if needed, for […]

27 February, 2019

Commissioner praises Restorative Justice team recognised with national accreditation

Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner has praised the work being done helping victims of crime to meet with offenders and move on, after the Restorative Justice team were recognised with a national accreditation. The Commissioner, Clive Grunshaw, joined representatives from Lancashire Constabulary to celebrate the Training Provider Quality Mark (TPQM) accreditation which is granted by the Restorative Justice Council and […]

18 February, 2019

Commissioner opens training conference helping partners tackle modern slavery

Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner has opened a training conference, aimed at helping partners across the county to understand the different ways people can become victims of modern slavery and how different organisations can identify and better support victims. Attended by almost 100 delegates and organised by the Commissioner’s office with support from Pan Lancashire Anti Slavery Partnership, the ‘table […]

15 February, 2019

Over 2000 young people engaging every week in community sessions after funding

Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner saw first-hand how a project is engaging over 2000 young people through weekly football sessions, with help from his Community Action Fund. Taking place in several locations across Fleetwood and the wider Wyre area, the sessions are designed to engage those who may otherwise not be engaged in their community. The sessions, which received £2500 […]

14 February, 2019

Sexual violence campaign launches in Lancashire

A new campaign encouraging anyone affected by sexual violence to seek support is being launched in Lancashire as part of Sexual Violence Awareness Week. The campaign, funded by Police and Crime Commissioner Clive Grunshaw, raises awareness of sexual violence, particularly within relationships and urges anyone affected to seek help from Lancashire Victim Services. Speaking at an awareness event at Blackpool [...]

6 February, 2019

Commissioner praises reducing reoffending projects as fund reopens for applications

Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner has praised a number of projects which have succeeded in tackling reoffending owing to funding last year, as the fund reopens for new applications. With £80k available across four local ‘Reducing Reoffending Boards’ covering the north, south, east and west of the county, charities, organisations and partners will be able to bid for projects that […]

5 February, 2019

Government agree to ‘reimburse’ Lancashire Police over fracking protests

Police and Fire Minister Nick Hurd has listened to mounting pressure by Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner Clive Grunshaw and agreed to reimburse Lancashire Police £4.3m in costs towards policing the ongoing fracking protests at Preston New Road. Despite repeated requests outlining the growing costs of the policing operation, which by the end of March 2019 will have reached close […]

1 February, 2019

Commissioner’s sexual violence support project receives national attention

A project funded by Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner garnered national attention at an event organised by the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners in London yesterday. The project, which places specialist support workers in hospitals to support victims of sexual violence and rape, has been selected as an example of best practice for using funding from the Home Office’s […]

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