LSAB News April 2018
Friends against scams
Scams affect the lives of millions of people across the UK. People who are scammed often experience shame and social isolation as a result.
Friends Against Scams is a National Trading Standards (NTS) Scams Team initiative, which aims to protect and prevent people from becoming victims of scams by empowering communities to "Take a Stand Against Scams".
To read more about Scams Click Here
Last year the Mayor announced an investment of over £47 million across three years for a range of victim support services. In order to ensure that the investment produces the best outcomes for victims, and meets the commitment within the Police and Crime plan of putting Victims at the heart of what we do, we need a clear idea of the current provision and what further support Victims need.
The Victims Commissioner – Claire Waxman - is carrying out a Review of Compliance with the Victims’ Code of Practice and Strategic Victims Needs Assessment to ensure Victims get the help they need, when they need it. As part of that, we are asking victims to complete an online questionnaire about their experiences. This work seeks to understand the perspective of victims across the capital, with an additional focus on victims of hate crime and young people affected by crime. We want to give all victims the opportunity to contribute and, by capturing as many of their views and insights as possible, we truly put victims at the heart of a criminal justice service, identify their needs, the demand on services and gaps where further support is needed.
The survey is available HERE
Please note that the survey will run for until the end of May 2018. If you would like to find out more about this work, please ask Matthew Chester at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Policing, Health and Social Care consensus: working together to protect and prevent harm to vulnerable people
This consensus provides a focus for the police service, health and social care services and voluntary and community sector to work together to improve people’s health and wellbeing, prevent crime and protect the most vulnerable people in England.
By working together and intervening early to address the common factors that bring people into contact with the police and criminal justice system and lead to poor health we can improve public safety, prevent offending and reoffending, reduce crime and help to improve outcomes for individuals and the wider community.
To read the full consensus Click Here