Safety

Bonfire Safety Guidelines from West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service

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We want everyone to be able to safely enjoy Halloween, Diwali and Bonfire Night across West Yorkshire this year, that’s why we have re-launched our #BanginBonfire campaign.

Our #BanginBonfire campaign helps to make sure everyone has the information they need to enjoy Bonfire Night safely.

We are working with our community safety partners, including local schools and the West Yorkshire Police, to urge communities across the region to do their bit this autumn.

Let’s all have a bangin’ bonfire night!

 

 

Message from Sure Start Children’s Centres on Halloween Safety

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As we are excited and getting ready for Halloween, Sure Start Children’s Centres would like to remind everyone from the young to the young at heart to be mindful and remain safe during this spooktacular time.

Do:

  • Only trick or treat in your own neighbourhood unless you are with an adult​
  • Stay in well lit areas where there are plenty of houses​
  • Make sure an adult knows the area you plan to visit and what time you’ll be back​
  • Look out for ‘no callers please’ posters and respect your neighbours​
  • Keep to pavements and trick or treat on one side of the street before crossing safely to the other side – don’t criss-cross
  • Wait to eat any treats until you get home so that an adult can check them​

Don’t:

  • Don’t cut through back alleys, ginnels or fields, and don’t trick or treat too far from home​
  • Don’t go alone – take an adult with you or stay in a group​

 

Expression of Interest for Funding to Delivery Services Tackling Violent Crime

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Calderdale’s Community Safety Partnership:
Expression of Interest for Funding to Delivery Services Tackling Violent Crime

Calderdale’s Community Safety Partnership (CSP) has been allocated funding at a borough level following the successful award from the Home Office to the West Yorkshire Violence Reduction Unit (VRU). The awarded funding for 2022/23 to the VRU from the Home Office is to support a programme of interventions across West Yorkshire to contribute towards the following:

  1. A reduction in hospital admissions for assaults with a knife or sharp object and especially among those victims aged under 25.
  2. A reduction in knife-enabled serious violence and especially amongst those victims aged under 25, and 
  3. A reduction in all non-domestic homicides and especially amongst those victims aged under 25 involving knifes.

Calderdale CSP has been allocated funds from the VRU for the purpose of delivering a local programme of interventions in quarters 3 and 4 (September 2022– March 2023), and in doing so contribute to the above listed outcomes.

Calderdale’s intervention programme for 2022/3 has been informed by a Violent Crime Needs Assessment as well as the CSP’s own Strategic Assessment. Calderdale CSP (with support from providers and partners) has successfully delivered VRU interventions for the last two years and has used the evidence provided by the evaluation of these programmes to formulate the following specification for this year’s (Q3 & Q4) intervention activity.

The following funding opportunities are available:

  • Outreach Provision (Inviting bids of up to £12,000)
  • Enriching Activities, 1:1 & Group Work Programmes (Inviting bids of up to £12,000)
  • Focused Deterrent (Teachable Moments) (Inviting bids of up to £30,000)

Click Here to Download the Word Document for Full Details.

All Expressions of Interest received by the required deadline will be evaluated by the Violent Crime & Safer Streets Delivery Group. Applicants will receive notification of the outcome of applications on the week commencing the 10th of October 2022.

Please return to Expression of Interest form to 
community-safety@calderdale.gov.uk by 9AM on 03/10/2022. 

Download Expression of Interest Form Here (Word Document)

The Key to SAFER communities – Latest Newsletter

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safer-newsletter-logoWith Valentines Day just around the corner, fraudsters are thinking about romance and how they can make money.

The number of nuisance calls for PPI, accident claims, computer virus, double glazing etc is also on the rise but there are ways to reduce these.

The Safer Communities Newsletter has useful information including dealing with online scams and more.

Click here to read a copy online

Police Officers wear Body Worn Cameras to increase safety ‘Focus’

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WestyorkspoliceWest Yorkshire Police’s technological transformation is taking another step forward.

The Force has agreed a contract that sees officers and staff across the county wearing the latest state of the art body worn video cameras during their duties.

Following a recent pilot of the devices in the Bradford District, a phased roll out will now begin… read more…

All officers will wear them as part of their uniforms including Police Community Support Officers and also officers in plain clothes.

The cameras will film pictures and record sound to help you and the police meaning that people may not need to go to court because information about what happened will be on video.

See more information about the body worn cameras here