Active Communities is funded by the Office of the Police & Crime Commissioner. This community safety project aims to encourage communities to actively participate in democratic processes and work together to find solutions to common social and economic issues. We run a series of ‘People’s Assembly meetings’ across the county.
The agenda for the meetings are set by the community groups and are chaired by them. Active Communities project workers also run awareness raising sessions on child sexual exploitation, online safety for parents and cyber crime.
The project also addresses topics that hold social stigma in ethnic minority communities; domestic abuse, honour based violence, forced marriage, female circumcision, mental illness and drug and alcohol dependency. Our sessions create a safe space for communities to reflect on the scale of the problem, question and discuss cultural practices alongside receiving information on where and how to access help.
We also run hate crime awareness sessions in schools and contribute to hate crime panel meetings.
For more information, contact Krisz Koch