Category: Protect

Protect

We're committed to protecting vulnerable people, providing victim support and encouraging the reporting of domestic abuse and hate crime. 

Domestic Abuse

Domestic Abuse will affect 1 in 4 women and 1 in 6 men in their lifetime, this leads to, on average 2 women being murdered each week (and 30 men per year), this accounts for approximately 16% of all violent crime and has more repeat victims than any other crime (on average, there would have been 35 assaults before a victim calls the police).

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Elderly & Vulnerable

We're committed to protecting the elderly and vulnerable residents of Colchester by providing a range of projects and initiatives.

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Children & Education

We're committed to protecting young people in Colchester through education and awareness-raising events. 

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Upcoming Events

< 2017 >
June
  • 19

    All day
    19/06/17-23/06/17
    Essex, United Kingdom

    Keep Safe Essex’ Celebrates Launch of New Website! www.keepsafeessex.org.ukKeep Safe Scheme logo

    The brand new Keep Safe Essex website will be going live on 21st June 2017!

    To mark the occasion, Keep Safe partners and guests are attending a celebration event at The Ideas Hub, Chelmsford during Keep Safe Essex Week 2017, 19th – 25th June 2017.

    The website will provide lots of Keep Safe information at the click of a button, including a list of the Keep Safe venues across Essex. Keep Safe members will also be able to join the free scheme online, as well as plan a safer journey close to home or further afield.

    Keep Safe is a community partnership scheme, open to people who have disability, mental health issues, learning disability and vulnerable older people, who may find themselves anxious or in trouble when they are out in a town centre or high street. By accessing an identified Keep Safe shop or business showing the Keep Safe sign, they can get safe access to a telephone to call a nominated trusted contact for help.

    Katharine Washbrook, Partnership Support at Castle Point Association of Voluntary Services, who has been involved with the scheme since it started, said, “Keep Safe Essex is delighted to be celebrating the launch of its new website. The scheme is a great example of how all parts of the community can support others to feel one step safer when they are out and about”.

    To find out more about Keep Safe and to order a Keep Safe pack online, visit the new website from 21st June

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