Working with Suffolk’s Police & Crime Commissioner

Members of ‘Team Suffolk’ from Suffolk County Council, Suffolk Constabulary, Suffolk PCC, University of Suffolk, East Anglian Daily Times and Suffolk Community Foundation join forces to launch #StaySafeOnline

Suffolk Community Foundation has always had a strong working relationship with the Suffolk Constabulary and has developed a close partnership with the Police and Crime Commissioner since his election, sharing and supporting his aspirations for a safer Suffolk.

The Suffolk Police & Crime Commissioner’s Fund has distributed £1.12M, to charities and community groups across Suffolk since 2008, supporting them to make Suffolk a safer place to live, work, travel and invest in.

The funding has supported organisations working to prevent antisocial behaviour and those at risk of offending, as well as targeting support for victims of crime and for offenders returning to the community. By working together, we have been able to work with groups of all sizes, recognising their reach into communities and their relationships with those we seek to reach.

The partnership has been so successful that the PCC, Suffolk Community Foundation, University of Suffolk and Suffolk County Council have recently launched a partnership campaign with the East Anglian Daily Times, to help keep our young people safe online and protect and support groups of vulnerable young people.

A further £100,000 of funding has been made available, together with training and support for groups across Suffolk. The campaign will continue in the lead up to National Safe Internet Day 6th February 2018 when a conference entitled ‘Blurring Boundaries’ exploring the rhetoric, realities and rights of a ‘Safer Internet’ at the University of Suffolk.

“It has become really clear to me how much policing time is taken up in tackling social issues. Working with Suffolk Community Foundation enables us to harness the skills and expertise of our local charities and community groups, to tackle these issues at source and reduce the need for costly police intervention.” – Tim Passmore, Police & Crime Commissioner

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