Young people in Luton are being urged to become fearless in the fight against crime following the launch of Crimestoppers' youth service in the city.
Fearless.org was launched nationally in April 2010 and is the website from the charity Crimestoppers where young people can get information about crimes that affect them. It also gives them the opportunity to pass on information about crime 100% anonymously. It has now been officially launched in Luton with the support of Bedfordshire Police.
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Five events are being held to launch Fearless at Lea Manor High School, Putteridge High School, Cardinal Newman Catholic School, Lealands High School and Stopsley High School. The events will include workshops by The Solomon Theatre and a talk by Fearless youth workers.
Ann Scott, Eastern Regional Manager for Crimestoppers, said: “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 via Fearless.org we do not ask for their name or take any personal details and we do not trace their IP addresses. Those who give information do not have to go to court or give a statement to Police, (although we do pass on their information to the Police for them)."
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Richard Denton, Children and Young People Development Officer & Schools Co-ordinator at Bedfordshire Police, commented “This is a really good partnership developed with the charity Crimestoppers and local schools.
"Gaining information directly from young people will enable us and other agencies to better understand and therefore better respond to the issues that young people face."