Hull: Neighbourhood Watch Development Seminars – Get Involved!

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The National Neighbourhood Watch Network are coming to Hull to engage with some of our Neighbourhood Watch Member groups. They will be a great opportunity for you to be involved and have your say!

They have two key aims for each event:

  1. Neighbourhood Watch into the future

The NW Development Seminars will be the chance for Force/ Borough leads and members to feed into and help develop NW’s Strategy for the future. Half of each Seminar will focus on the strategy development work that has been initiated with NW local leads, the staff team, the board and partners. Attendees will discuss and input into the strategy to develop and modernise the organisation over the next three years.

The importance of involving local leads and members in the strategy development is paramount and members of the Board of Trustees will be attending each seminar to present and facilitate the strategy discussion and to meet NW members. The Board know how vital it is to liaise and consult with local NW members and is committed to doing this in order to build a strong strategy with shared commitment from all stakeholders.

This will be a great opportunity to meet members of the Board, the staff team and to network with each other to see what has been happening in other areas and to have your voice in the future of Neighbourhood Watch.

     2.  Launching Crime and Vulnerability Toolkits / Training for Champions

Crime in England and Wales is changing and we’re providing new practical information and help for our members to support the police in the detection and reduction of these crimes. Our network of 2.3 million member households is a force to be reckoned with. So we’re finding more practical ways we can empower our members to look at some of the crimes that cause such significant harm to victims and communities. A simple example of this would be that if you regularly see different people going into a nearby house or minibuses turning up this may be a sign of Human Trafficking or if you are aware of an elderly neighboUr regularly getting people knocking on their door they may well be being targeted for scams.

 

This summer we’re going to develop a group of 100+ local NW Champions from across England and Wales at the Seminars. Our Champions will then be able to share their knowledge in their local area so even more people can get the important information they need and act as a local resource to other coordinators and members. This may simply mean sharing the information contained within the toolkits, developing a local focus on one or more of the areas or running a local project if they or local coordinators want to.

Anyone – member, coordinator or Association lead – with an interest in gaining information, additional knowledge and the chance to share this within their area with other members and coordinators will be the perfect participants for the toolkits and seminars.

The toolkits provide information on and cover the following areas:

  • Domestic Abuse – which as we know affects all communities
  • Serious Violence – particularly knife crime
  • Vulnerability and loneliness – affecting more people as families become more mobile
  • Fraud and scams – electronic and traditional
  • High harm crimes – Modern Slavery, Child Sexual Exploitation etc.

 

If you would like to attend one of the Seminars then please email sian.dawson@ourwatch.org.uk who is administering these events or alternatively contact the office on 01482 826061.

Travel expenses, in line with the National Neighbourhood Watch Network policy will be paid, but not overnight stays.

 

Date City Location Address inc. Postcode Times: No of delegates
Wed 27th June Hull Royal Hull Hotel Ferensway

Hull

HU1 3UF

9:30am registration

10am – 4pm

41 – delegates