The Government definition of Domestic Violence and Abuse (as of 31 March 2013) is:Any incident, or...Read More
We're committed to protecting vulnerable people, providing victim support and encouraging the reporting of domestic abuse and hate crime.
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).
Elderly & Vulnerable
We're committed to protecting the elderly and vulnerable residents of Colchester by providing a range of projects and initiatives.
Smishing — using smart phone texts to phish for victims’ confidential information — is soaring, and it’s more dangerous than email phishing. Phishing, the scam that involves tricking people into giving...Read More
Children & Education
We're committed to protecting young people in Colchester through education and awareness-raising events.
- 15All day15/06/18
The World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) happens each year on June 15th. It was officially recognized by the United Nations General Assembly in its resolution 66/127,December 2011, following a request by the International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (INPEA), who first established the commemoration in June 2006. It represents the one day in the year when the whole world voices its opposition to the abuse and suffering inflicted to some of our older generations.
- 26All day26/06/18
The International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking is a United Nations International Day against drug abuse and the illegal drug trade. It is observed annually on 26 June, since 1988, a date chosen to commemorate Lin Zexu‘s dismantling of the opium trade in Humen, Guangdong, just before the First Opium War in China. The observance was instituted by General Assembly Resolution of 7 December 1987.