Youth workers in Northamptonshire are being urged to ensure young people in the county become ‘Fearless’ in the fight against crime with the launch of two local training events.
Initially only one event was due to be held, but a second session has now been added as a result of high demand.
Both events are due to be held at police force headquarters in Wootton Hall, Northampton on February 17. The first will be held from 10am to 1pm, and the second from 1.30pm to 4.30pm.
These training sessions are aimed at those working with young people including police officers, teachers, voluntary organisations and Safer Neighbourhood teams. Supported by Northamptonshire County Council, the training will discuss Fearless key messages, how Fearless can benefit work with young people, and ways of talking to young people about crime.
Fearless.org was launched nationally in April 2010 and is a website run by the independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers. The website provides young people with information about the types of crime that are common to them, and gives them the opportunity to pass on information about crime 100 percent anonymously.
Kiran Dhanda, East Midlands regional manager for Crimestoppers, explained why Fearless.org was so important. “Young people are one of the most important audiences for Crimestoppers to communicate with. We want to reassure young people that information they give to Fearless.org about crime is taken seriously and that they have nothing to fear by contacting the charity.
“When someone contacts us we do not ask for their name or take any personal details. We do not trace calls/IP addresses and we do not record our calls. Those who give information do not have to give a statement to police or go to court. “We have never broken our promise of anonymity or revealed anyone’s identity.”
To book your place at this training event then please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org stating your name, organisation role and contact details.