Category Safer Somerset Partnership

Employers’ toolkit launched to help tackle domestic abuse

To coincide with the international campaign, ‘Sixteen Days of Action’ against domestic abuse, (25 November – 10 December), Somerset County Council has launched a new toolkit for employers. The campaign encourages employers to play their part in tackling domestic abuse and learn how to spot signs that an employee may be in an abusive relationship. […]

Successful joint funding bid to tackle violence against women and girls

Somerset County Council and North Somerset Council have jointly secured an additional £317,694 from the Home Office Safer Streets Fund to continue to make public spaces and streets safer for women and girls. This follows the success of the neighbouring councils’ 2021 campaign ‘It can stop if we change together’.  This raised awareness, tackled sexual […]

Spot the signs of domestic abuse and modern slavery

New free online resources are available for both professionals and the public to help spot the signs and reduce the risk of becoming a victim of domestic abuse and modern slavery. This new range of online learning modules will give professionals further confidence on next steps and the help and support they can provide to […]

Campaign launched to reduce knife crime in Somerset

Somerset communities are urged to report any knife crime in the area – and young people are encouraged to avoid becoming involved or victims of knife crime. A knife crime campaign was launched this week with a bid to raise awareness about the dangers of carrying a knife and report knife crime incidents across the […]

Young People urged to get help to end abusive relationships

Young people experiencing relationships that cause them to feel scared, controlled or who are harmed can find local help and support.   Safer Somerset Partnership launched a county wide campaign this week to raise awareness on spotting the signs of unhealthy relationships amongst teenagers.   Young people experience the highest rates of domestic abuse of […]

Somerset schools get creative to help prevent violence and criminal exploitation

Schools across Somerset are putting their creative talents online this month in an attempt to spread the word about the risks of knife crime and county lines drug networks. Following a county-wide competition in which they created podcasts and videos designed to help others understand two of the county’s most pressing social problems, twelve finalists […]