More than 15,000 people die as a result of accidents across the UK each year, while many thousands more are seriously injured.
So finding out about some common causes of accidents and the simple steps you can take to prevent them could be one of the most important things you do for your loved ones. RoSPA’s (The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents) Family Safety Week will help you do this.
07/10/16 09:00 - 07/10/16 16:00
Rowhedge is the focus for the 21st Community Day of Action, taking place on Friday 7 October 2016. This will be the third Day of Action where community groups have taken the lead on priorities to tackle issues of local concern.
East Donyland Parish Council will work alongside the Safer Colchester Partnership (SCP) and take to the streets to address a range of issues identified as a priority by local residents, including:
• Speeding vehicles, parking issues and potholes
• Dogs and dog fouling
• Improving the local street scene, greenswards and footpaths
• Anti-social behaviour, littering and vandalism
Other activities planned for the day include free dog microchipping, free smoke alarm fitting and a cooking fire-safety demo. Residents are also invited to discuss matters of personal interest or local concern with representatives of Essex Police, Colchester Borough Council, Colchester CVS, Age UK Essex, Colchester Borough Homes, Recycle for Essex, Trading Standards, Essex Youth Service, Wivenhoe Repair Café and Essex University VTeam. Colchester United FC's mascot, Eddie the Eagle, will also be on hand to greet the public.
Organisers expect the Rowhedge Day of Action to create a number of legacy benefits, including Neighbourhood Watch and Community Speed Watch schemes, the development of community gardens at Heath Road and Rectory Road, and the renovation of Shipyard Corner.
07/02/17 All dayNo additional details for this event.
14/10/17 - 21/10/17 All day
National Hate Crime Awareness Week 2017 will take place from 14th to 21st October.
Crimes committed against someone because of their disability, gender-identity, race, religion or belief, or sexual orientation are hate crimes and should be reported to the police.
Hate crimes can include:
• threatening behaviour
• damage to property
• inciting others to commit hate crimes
Stop Hate UK is a national organisation working to challenge all forms of Hate Crime and discrimination, based on any aspect of an individual’s identity.
18/10/17 All day
A $32 billion annual industry, trafficking is a type of slavery that involves the transport or trade of people for the purpose of work.
According to the UN, about 2.5 million people around the world are ensnared in the web of human trafficking at any given time.
Trafficking impacts people of all backgrounds and people are trafficked for a variety of purposes. Men are often trafficked into hard labour jobs, while children are trafficked into labour positions in textile, agriculture and fishing industries. Women and girls are typically trafficked into the commercial sex industry i.e. prostitution or other forms of sexual exploitation.
Anti-Slavery Day, 18th October 2017, provides an opportunity to raise awareness of human trafficking and modern slavery, and encourage government, local authorities, companies, charities and individuals to do what they can to address the problem. It was created by the Anti-Slavery Day Act, a Private Members Bill introduced Anthony Steen CBE, now Chair of the Human Trafficking Foundation.
Each year more and more charities, individuals, local authorities and police forces take action to mark Anti-Slavery Day.
The Human Trafficking Foundation hosts Anti-Slavery Day Awards to recognise journalists, filmmakers and broadcasters who have exposed issues of modern slavery, and to celebrate organisations and individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the fight against modern slavery. Find out more by visiting http://humantraffickingfoundation.org/
13/11/17 - 17/11/17 All day
Anti-Bullying Week in England is coordinated by the Anti-Bullying Alliance and this year takes place from the 13th-17th November. Anti-Bullying Week shines a spotlight on bullying and encourages all children, teachers and parents to take action against bullying throughout the year.
The theme this year is ‘Power for Good’ with the following key aims:
To support children and young people to use their Power for Good – by understanding the ways in which they are powerful and encouraging individual and collective action to stop bullying and create the best world possible.
To help parents and carers to use their Power for Good – through supporting children with issues relating to bullying and working together with schools to stop bullying.
To encourage all teachers, school support staff and youth workers to use their Power for Good – by valuing the difference they can make in a child’s life, and taking individual and collective action to prevent bullying and create safe environments where children can thrive.
02/12/17 All day
The International Day for the Abolition of Slavery, 2 December, marks the date of the adoption, by the General Assembly, of the United Nations Convention for the Suppression of the Traffic in Persons and of the Exploitation of the Prostitution of Others (resolution 317(IV) of 2 December 1949).
The focus of this day is on eradicating contemporary forms of slavery, such as trafficking in persons, sexual exploitation, the worst forms of child labour, forced marriage, and the forced recruitment of children for use in armed conflict.
06/02/18 All day
Safer Internet Day 2018 will be celebrated globally on Tuesday 6th February 2018 with the slogan “Create, Connect and Share Respect: A better internet starts with you”.
Safer Internet Day is celebrated globally in February each year to promote the safe and positive use of digital technology for children and young people and inspire a national conversation.
12/11/18 - 16/11/18 All day
The Anti-Bullying Alliance definition of bullying is: "the repetitive, intentional hurting of one person or group by another person or group, where the relationship involves an imbalance of power. It can happen face to face or online"
Bullying behaviour can be:
Physical – pushing, poking, kicking, hitting, biting, pinching etc.
Verbal - name calling, sarcasm, spreading rumours, threats, teasing, belittling.
Emotional – isolating others, tormenting, hiding books, threatening gestures, ridicule, humiliation, intimidating, excluding, manipulation and coercion.
Sexual – unwanted physical contact, inappropriate touching, abusive comments, homophobic abuse, exposure to inappropriate films etc.
Online /cyber – posting on social media, sharing photos, sending nasty text messages, social exclusion
Indirect - Can include the exploitation of individuals.