22 October 2014
Youth workers in Leicestershire and Rutland are being urged to ensure young people in the county become ‘Fearless’ in the fight against crime with the launch of a local training event.
The event, to be held at Thurnby Lodge on 14th November, is aimed at those working with young people including police officers, teachers, voluntary organisations and Safer Neighbourhood teams. 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% anonymously.
Kiran Dhanda, East Midlands Regional Manager for Crimestoppers, explained why Fearless.org is 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.”
The website can be found at: www.fearless.org or you can watch the Fearless film here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nbnbwb0WVTI
For further information please contact Kiran Dhanda, Crimestoppers East Midlands Regional Manager, on 07827 995358 or firstname.lastname@example.org