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Safer Streets Community Champions recruitment

Alert message sent 06/11/2021 12:57:00

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Recruitment of Community Champions

As part of the Home Office funded Safer Streets 2 project, we are working with Neighbourhood Watch to recruit volunteer Community Champions to work with us to improve community safety in the Arboretum and Lenton triangle areas.

What is the role?

Volunteers will raise awareness of crime prevention in their community, signpost people to support and encourage positive action and reporting, as below:
• Engage the local community in conversations about crime prevention and community wellbeing through various platforms, which may include social media, emails, face-to-face meetings and public community events
• Share crime prevention and wellbeing advice and make people aware of the types of crimes being committed and how to report them. (e.g. raising awareness, sharing resources and advice about how people can protect themselves against crime, etc.)
• Assist to reduce the risk factors that contribute to a community member becoming victim of crime by raising awareness and signposting to various support partners, (e.g. social services, National Trading Standards, local policing teams, Age UK, CrimeStoppers, Victim Support, etc.)
• Report back to Neighbourhood Watch each month with the activity sheet provided.
• Support or lead community events and activities, which may include litter picking, environmental audits, leaflet distribution, problem solving etc.

Time commitment

• Volunteers can provide as much time as they wish but a minimum of 2 hours a month is requested.


• Volunteers will get 6 sessions of initial training plus regular support and access to additional training through partners
• Training will be provided via online group sessions and online training programmes (e.g. Friends Against Scams)

Benefits of being a Community Champion

• Gain transferable skills, knowledge and training in crime prevention, community wellbeing, community networking and social media
• Meeting with, listening to and learning from fellow community members
• Use professional skills from your work experience to help communities become more resilient to crime and community challenges, e.g. financial management, IT skills, and advocacy
• Use your community connections to create a safer, stronger and more resilient place to live and work
• Use your life experience and spare time for the good of your community and to enhance community wellbeing
• Tailor your volunteering experience according to your time commitment and your area of expertise or interest in this field
• Enhance your learning by specialising in a particular area of crime or community wellbeing should you wish to do so

How to apply

• Download an application pack from the Neighbourhood Watch website:
• Complete the application form and send it to:

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Amardeep Sandhu (Police, PCSO 8190, Leen, Canning Circus)

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