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Community Safety Monthly Update - Issue 25

Welcome from the team

We want to keep you informed in relation to some of the partnership's work and hope you find this both informative and useful.  This complements our bi-monthly newsletter which will continue to provide a more in depth look at our priority areas.

Coming up in this Issue........................


Think Protect Connect Evaluation

Vulnerable People

Safe from Harm service 

Community Development and Substance Misuse

Domestic, Sexual Violence & Abuse and Violence against Women and Girls

16 Days of Action to Eliminate Violence against Women and Girls

Road Safety

Tyre Safe - October

Update from the District & Borough Community Safety Partnerships

Safer Hastings Partnership

Eastbourne Borough and Lewes District Community Partnership e- newsletters

Update from the Office of the Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner

Fraud against the elderly and University Freshers' Fairs

A word from our analysts

Business Planning event

Cyber Crime News Bulletin

Other Useful Resources

Safe in East Sussex Newsletter In Focus - Offending

Eastbourne Safety in Action 2016

East Sussex Safeguarding Adults Board website

Adopting a Whole Family Approach to Domestic Abuse and Promoting Safety - Professional Level Workshop

Moves, Changes and Opportunities

Missing People volunteers

Restorative Justice Delivery Office

Think Protect Connect Evaluation

East Sussex’s Safer Communities Partnership is launching a ground-breaking new resource to support schools and youth settings safeguard children and young people from radicalisation and extremism.
The resource entitled Think: Protect: Connect comprise of six carefully scripted workshops to increase children and young people’s critical thinking skills, together with their awareness, knowledge and understanding of radicalisation, extremism and online propaganda techniques used by extremist groups.

Who should attend?

Prevent Leads in Primary & Secondary and Further Education Colleges, PHSE leads, Youth Workers, Senior Management Teams, Heads of Year, Behaviour & Inclusion Teams, the Police, Anti-Bullying Leads, Learning Mentors, Teaching Assistants, and CAMHS Primary Mental Workers
We are running two training events as follows:
  • Wednesday 19th October – Bexhill College  10.00- 3.00
  • Friday 4th November – Hailsham Community Academy Trust  10.00 - 3.00
Cost: Free
Places are limited to 20 participants for each event
To book your place or for further Information contact: Lucy Spencer tel: 01323 463314  
Vulnerable People

Safe from Harm service
The Safe from Harm service provides support to victims of high risk victims of anti-social behaviour and hate crime across East Sussex. 

Victims who are high risk are often targeted regularly and their health can often be affected. They may live alone, be vulnerable because of age or disability and can be very isolated. Incidents may be ongoing and threats of violence and harm are often made to the victim.
Safe from Harm provides a service to those at significant risk of harm from anti-social behaviour, hate crime or targeted harassment.

SCDA provides an experienced and professional Support Worker who responds to clients emotional needs whilst providing practical solutions. They provide a service which is impartial, non-judgmental, and flexible and person centred and supports clients to voice their experiences.

You can contact the Safe from Harm service on:  

07825409552 or email

Community Development and Substance Misuse

As part of the development of the Recovery Community in East Sussex, a fund was made available for innovative work. This fund was administered by members of the Safer East Sussex Team (SEST).  In total, 8 projects were funded and will each run for 2 years. 

The projects will be supported by the SEST Community Development Officer as they are rolled out in different areas of the county.  The Officer will support with promotion, referrals and partnership working between all projects which benefit the Recovery Community.

Here is a closer look at the project being delivered by Brighton Oasis Project:

This women’s development project will provide a structured day programme based at Renaissance House, Hastings for women in recovery.  This will begin with a launch in October. 

The areas work will initially focus on goal setting, a women’s alcohol support group and a group concentrating on healthy relationships.  All these services will be co-designed with service users. The project is open to all women in recovery.

The project will also support women to access existing services and will work with partners to develop a “Community of Practice” (COP) focusing on the needs of female service users.  This will be used to support professionals in future work with female service users. 

After the initial launch in Hastings, services will also be established in other areas of East Sussex in early 2017.

The project will be coordinated by Eleni Kazaglis who will be working with existing activities coordinator Kelly Kavanagh and a newly recruited women’s worker.

For more information please contact:

Eleni Kaza
glis, East Sussex Project Cooridnator, Brighton Oasis Project on 07776 990510


Caz Evans, Community Development Officer, Safer East Sussex Team on 07879 117579
Domestic, Sexual Violence & Abuse and Violence against Women and Girls

16 Days of Action to Eliminate Violence against Women and Girls
The 16 Days of Action for the Elimination of Violence against Women runs from 25th November (the UN International Day of Elimination of Violence against Women) to the 10th December (Human Rights Day). 

Each year East Sussex County Council works with local Districts and Boroughs and other partners to highlight 16 Days of Action and to raise awareness around the elimination of violence against women and girls, men and boys.

If you or your organisation would like to arrange an event this year and would benefit from additional help please get in contact and email
Road Safety
TyreSafe - October
The charity TyreSafe is now in its 10th year and exists solely to educate and inform drivers and rider about tyre safety, and how to maintain the pieces of rubber keeping you on the road. Despite being so crucial to safety, tyres are frequently neglected.

Sussex Safer Roads Partnership has teamed up with both East and West Fire Services in order to carry out tyre checks for the public in the county. We want to check as many tyres as possible during October, and also wish to impart the knowledge of how to do it to road users too.

The checks will be carried out in fire stations - keep an eyes out for what's happening in your area.
Update from the District and Borough Community Safety Partnerships

Safer Hastings Partnership

The number of  rough sleepers in Hastings Borough continues to slowly climb, as complex changes in benefits and good weather affect their behaviour.

Throughout the summer, the groups of anti-socially behaving street drinkers have been moved on by local police. Some initial steps have been taken to  deter their anti-social behaviour by removing some seating, with mixed results.

These small steps are the first stages that the Safer Hastings Partnership is taking to manage these complex street community issues. Further work with the County Council,  health, police and local businesses is needed to  ensure residents, visitors and businesses are not adversely affected by any associated anti-social behaviour. 

Consultation is now essential to gain support for the gating (using PSPOs) of a small number of footpaths/alleyways that are experiencing ASB related nuisance, especially fly-tipping and drug related litter. One alley has had ongoing ASB for more than five years.

The Safer Hastings Partnership and Safer Rother Partnership are to hold their second trial merger meeting in early October. This  meeting will concentrate on identifying local shared priorities, in addition to the  county priority setting event in late September.

Plans are also underway to mark the White Ribbon Day (25th November) campaign, to ensure awareness is maintained about reducing the levels of domestic violence.

If you wish to raise any local community safety issues please do not hesitate to contact the Safer Hastings Partnership on or visit its website


Eastbourne Borough and Lewes District Community Safety Partnership newsletters

The Community Safety Partnership in Eastbourne and Lewes have recently relaunched their e-Newsletters, which  look at the work of the  partnership and partners.

Click on the adjacent images to read the latest new of the Community Safety Partnerships.

If you’d like to submit an article or item to the e-bulletins then please feel free to contact or

Update from the Office of the Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner 

Fraud against the elderly and University Freshers' Fairs

Incidents of fraud have doubled to one million in the first six months of 2016 compared to the same period last year, according to figures released this week by Financial Fraud Action UK who have joined forces with major banks and financial services providers to combat financial fraud.

Sadly the elderly are often most susceptible to fraud and here in Sussex, over a period of three months last summer, high risk victims lost an average of £23,000 each – equivalent to approximately one year in a care home.

One resident lost nearly half a million pounds. These are real people being targeted every day. It has to stop. This is why I support the case for making Elder Abuse an aggravated offence in line with racially or religiously motivated offences.

With students returning to universities my office has been attending various Freshers’ Fairs throughout the county telling them about the hate crime reporting app. Many of those who find themselves victims of hate crime often don’t want to involve the police straight away but the new custom-built software that I funded, allows victims of hate to send a report straight to victim support services without the need to report to police.  Find out more about the app by clicking here.

The PCC’s weekly email newsletter contains a snapshot of her forthcoming meetings and events as well as a round up of news and views from the week. Subscribe here.
A Word from our Analysts

Business Planning event
Following on from our Safer People, Safer Places event in May,  we recently held a Business Planning event in which the findings from the Strategic Assessment of Community Safety 2016 were discussed and partners had the opportunity to share their thoughts in relation to what more the partnership can do to address the threats raised.
The outcomes from the discussions will feed into the partnership Resources and Performance meeting in October, where we will finalise our future work streams.
Cyber Crime News Bulletin

Click on the image below to see the latest news from the Surrey and Sussex Cyber Crime Unit. 
Other Useful Resources
Safe in East Sussex Team Newsletter: In Focus - Offending

The latest edition of the SEST Newsletter is now out, with a  focus on Offending.

Please click here to view.

Eastbourne Safety in Action 2016 event

This partnership project is being hosted by Eastbourne Borough Council and organised by East Sussex Fire & Rescue Service and aims to teach 853 children (aged 10-11) from 12 schools how to deal with or avoid life threatening situations. 

The agencies delivering the different scenarios include: East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service, Sussex  Police, South East Coast Ambulance Service, Eastbourne Volunteer Lifeguards, Southern Rail, East Sussex County Council and UK Power networks.

The event is taking place from the 10th to 14th October 2016 at  Devonshire Park Tennis Centre, Eastbourne 

East Sussex Safeguarding Adults Board

The East Sussex Safeguarding Adults Board have a new website for the public and professionals alike.

It contains information on what safeguarding is, how people can raise a concern, latest safeguarding developments, and other information and resources. The website will be regularly updated.  Please click on the above image to access.

SEN075AB  Adopting a Whole Family Approach to Domestic Abuse and Promoting Safety - Professional Level Workshop
This brand new course is essential for practitioners from Children’s Services and Adult Social Care, early help, education, the police and health to review, update and consolidate core knowledge about domestic abuse.
This two day “professional level” workshop is part of the domestic abuse thematic learning pathway and will give an overarching and updated view on current research, theory and practice in the field.
Dates Available:

SEN076AB – Eastbourne  11th and 18th January 2017

SEN077AB – Lewes           9th and 16th March 2017
Moves, Changes & Opportunities

Missing People volunteers

Could you spare 4 hours a week to help support the Missing People charity? Missing People offers families vital support when a child or young person returns home.

As a volunteer, you will meet children or young people after they’ve returned from being missing or running away. You will listen and support them to talk through what has happened while missing and advise them about staying safe.

You will be given training and support by the charity. For more information visit the Missing People website.

Restorative Justice Delivery Officer

As many of you know, Elize Manning, Restorative Justice & Community Resolution Co-ordinator will be going on maternity leave in November. We are pleased to announce that Nicky Fenner was the successful applicant to cover Elize's role during her absence.
As such, we are now advertising to cover Nicky’s current position of RJ Delivery Officer on a fixed term basis until 31/10/2017. To view the vacancy on the Sussex Police website, please Click Here.
Please feel free to forward details of this vacancy to anybody that you think may be interested. The closing date for applications is 16/10/2016.
Our current priorities for 2016-17

Domestic Violence & Abuse, and Stalking
Prevent and Hate Crime
Road Safety
Rape & Sexual violence, and abuse
Street Communities

Serious Organised Crime
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  01323 466549 (Contact us by telephone for secure encrypted email details)

 Hammonds Drive Police Station, Hammonds Drive, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN23 6PW

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