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Key topic areas covered include: Communities, Gangs & County Lines, Safeguarding, and Workforce & Leadership.

Drawing on Legislation to Support Local Government in the Fight Against Online Fraud

In this post Dr Lucian Tipi, Head of Teaching and Learning Enhancement of the College of Business, Technology and Engineering at Sheffield Hallam University, discusses what UK and International legislation is in place to help support local Authorities in tackling online fraud.

The Importance of Having a Gendered Approach to Housing First

1 in 4 women will experience domestic abuse in her lifetime, and often women experience this alongside homelessness. Louisa Steele, Housing First and Homelessness Project Manager at Standing Together Against Domestic Abuse, shares how the Westminster Violence Against Women and Girls Housing First project are working to deliver tailored support and housing for women.

Criminal Behaviour Orders: Insights from ASB Help

Criminal Behaviour orders were introduced as part of the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014, replacing Anti-Social Behaviour Orders. We heard from Angela Denison, Victim and Partnership Project Manager at ASB help about her own experience of using Criminal Behaviour Orders.

The Community Trigger: Obstacles to Effective Access and Implementation

Out of 195 councils approached by BBC Panorama, 1 in 5 of them had never held a community trigger. ASB Help provides advice and support to victims of anti-social behaviour in England and Wales. In this article they discuss obstacles to effective access and implementation of the community trigger.

Community Engagement in Local Policing

Community policing is as important today as it has ever been. This article provides insights into the current challenges local forces are facing and the strategies that are in place to tackle them.

National Plans and Guidance for Offender Management

Covid-19 posed a dangerous threat to prisons, with the environment being a perfect breeding ground for the virus. This article examines the governments' immediate response, and the potential long-lasting impacts to offender management.

A Multi-Agency Hub Approach to Community Regeneration

Copeland, a coastal town in Cumbria has reaped the rewards of a multi-agency approach to community regeneration. This article discusses the multi-agency work in Copeland to tackle anti-social behaviour and to make the town a better place to visit.

Understanding our Emotional Response to Fraud

Fraud can evoke a whole host of emotions, taking a psychological approach to public perceptions of economic crime can go a long way when tackling fraudsters. Paul Maskall of UK Finance spoke at The Counter Fraud Conference 2021 about emotional intuition and our perception of risk and fraud.

Action Fraud: Raising Awareness and Supporting Victims

Falling victim of fraud can be extremely distressing, causing emotional and financial damage. This case study examines the work of Action Fraud in supporting victims of fraud and educating potential victims to prevent fraud from taking place.

Ofsted: A Review on Sexual Harassment in Schools

After the viral ‘Everyone’s Invited’ campaign that raised awareness of sexual harassment in schools, Ofsted launched an investigation into the prevalence of abuse in schools. This article outlines the findings of this review, providing recommendations to tackle abuse.

Digital Safeguarding Strategies to Protect Children Online

The Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) have a vision to eliminate child sexual abuse imagery online. This case study examines the work of the IWF and what they are doing to tackle online child exploitation.

Managing Parole and Protecting the Public from Serious Offenders

When examining issues surrounding offender management, resettlement, and rehabilitation it is useful to examine the work of the Parole Board for England and Wales. This case study will outline the structure of the Parole Board of England and Wales, while discussing to the benefits of Parole and the ways in which it promotes the safety of the public.

Tackling Multiple Disadvantage with a Multi-Agency Approach

This article will look at how best to frame multiple disadvantage, why the current system is failing, and examine some practical steps that can be taken to improve the services provided.

Promoting Digital Literacy in the Police & Criminal Justice Workforce

Technology presents massive opportunities in criminal justice. This article will examine the role of digital technology in modern policing, whilst outlining training methods of the College of Policing in digital literacy.

Understanding The Domestic Abuse Act (2021) in the Context of Covid-19

Victims and survivors of domestic abuse were at even higher risk during the pandemic. In this article we’ll be looking at the Domestic Abuse Act (2021) and it’s impact on adult safeguarding and domestic abuse.

Safeguarding Adults during the Covid-19 Pandemic

From the beginning of the pandemic, Safeguarding Adult Reviews were already being delayed. In this article we’ll look at the challenges posed by Covid-19 when safeguarding adults.

Working Together to Combat Domestic Abuse: The Benefits of Multi-Agency Cooperation

The Multi Agency Tasking and Coordination (MATAC) process works to target perpetrators and stop repeat offences. This case study explores how the process is implemented by Northumbria Police.

County Lines Gangs: Tackling Exploitation with Mentoring

Emily Aklan, Founder and Chief Executive of Serenity Welfare, discusses the exploitation of children and grooming by county lines gangs.

Gender-Based Violence: The Tackling Violence Against Women and Girls Strategy

Following the murder of Sarah Everard tackling violence against women and girls (VAWG) is at the forefront of the agenda. This article explores what the Domestic Abuse Bill will include alongside the strategies being developed to tackle VAWG.

How has Grenfell Changed Building Regulations and Fire Safety in the UK

72 people died as a result of the fire at Grenfell Tower in 2017. This article examines what is being done within building and fire regulations, in the wake of the disaster.