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  • Vehicle crime prevention – top tips October 29, 2019 2:43 pm
    As the dark nights and cold mornings creep in, don’t be tempted to leave your vehicle running on the drive to defrost while you stay inside in the warm. It would only take a thief seconds to drive off. If your vehicle is stolen while left unattended with the engine running your insurance may well be invalid, leading to major cost implications as well as the huge inconvenience of being left without your wheels. While you’re thinking about vehicle security, here’s some other simple but effective precautions you can take to reduce your risk of becoming a victim of crime: Lock the doors and close the windows and sun roof every time you leave your car or van, even for a moment. Don’t leave anything on display – even a jacket can seem like an appealing target if a thief thinks there might be something in the pockets. Be mindful of not leaving presents on display during the busy Christmas shopping season ahead. If you have a removable satellite navigation device, remove this wherever possible. Remember to also remove the support cradle and suction pad, and wipe away any marks left on the windscreen or dashboard. Store vehicle documents in [...]
  • As the clocks fall back, take a minute to boost your home security October 25, 2019 8:22 am
    The clocks go back this weekend, which means an extra hour in bed for most of us. It also means the arrival of darker nights, making it a good time to think about home security and the simple steps you can take to reduce your risk of becoming a victim of burglary this winter. Check that all doors and windows are securely locked before leaving the house or going to bed. If you’re going away or out for the evening, set a timer switch to turn your lights on when it gets dark. Unlit houses are a giveaway that no one is at home. If you’re going to be away for a longer period of time, consider asking a neighbour or relative to clear the post away from the doormat and open and close the curtains. Never leave keys anywhere near the front door or letterbox; burglars know where to look. If you have a house alarm… USE IT. Make sure you set it when you go out and when you go to bed. If you’re closing up a shed or outbuilding for the winter, make sure you leave it secure. Fit and use a good quality padlock. While you’re [...]
  • Top Crime Prevention Tips As The Clocks Spring Forward March 28, 2019 10:00 am
    The clocks go forward this weekend, which must mean that spring is finally here! The (hopefully) warmer weather offers a great opportunity to get outside in the garden. Take a moment first to think about home security and you’ll reduce your risk of falling victim to opportunistic thieves all summer long. Ensure that doors and windows at the front of your home are secure if you are enjoying time in the garden. Expensive garden equipment should always be locked away in a safe and secure location when not in use. The same goes for bikes which can be a tempting target if left unattended and unsecured. Fit good quality padlocks to sheds and garages. Make sure tools such as ladders and spades are securely locked away as well. Don’t give thieves a chance to use these to help break into your home. Visibly and permanently marking your belongings helps you and the police identify them if they are stolen. It can also make it difficult for the thief to dispose of the property. Remember to securely lock all doors and windows before leaving the house. It’s easy to forget when you’re in a hurry to get out and enjoy some [...]
  • Top Tips To Protect Your Home & Valuables This Christmas December 20, 2018 8:52 am
    With the Christmas and New Year upon us, you are probably in the process of buying presents and stocking up on supplies for the festive season. However, at this time of year rich pickings can be found by criminals. We want you to be able to relax and enjoy the festive season, so here are some useful tips to ensure that you don’t become a victim to an opportunist thief. Here’s a brief checklist and more details to help you have a great (crime-free) Christmas. When Using Your Vehicle: • Never leave presents or valuables on open display in your car. Even plastic carrier bags could attract a thief. • Park in safe, well-lit areas. • Use secure car parks, lock your vehicle & remove valuables. • Remove your SatNav and any associated cradle. Wipe off any marks left on your windscreen. When Out Shopping: • Do not leave your purse, wallet, keys or mobile telephone in your shopping trolley or basket. • Do not put any valuables down at the checkout when purchasing items. • Keep your valuables in an inside coat pocket or zip them in your bag and keep it close to your body. • If stopping [...]
  • Our Families, Our Future Safeguarding Events are kicking off again for 2018. Do you live in the north of Warwickshire? Our Atherstone event is coming soon, book now! October 22, 2018 9:08 am
    Our Families, Our Future is back for 2018 after a successful number of events held in 2017. The national branding supports safeguarding, and for those of you who attended last year you will have listened to excellent speakers at each event. In 2017 we had an ex-jihadi fighter and the whistle blower from the Rotherham Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) scandal visit Warwickshire and deliver presentations to community members and professionals. In 2018 we will be bringing you speakers talking about Domestic Violence, Forced Marriage, Gangs, Expolitation and CSE. Sign up to our free event taking place on 1st November in Atherstone via the link below: Our Families, Our Future Booking Link Sign up to other free events taking place across the county: Our Families Our Future Warwickshire Events Booking Link
  • 15 Days Until #GameSafeWarwickshire- Book Your Place! April 11, 2018 10:40 am
    Game Safe Warwickshire is a free event, open to young people, parents, teachers and professionals taking place on Thursday 26th April 2018. At this free event, you will hear from Lorin LaFave, mother of Breck Bednar and founder of The Breck Foundation, a charity that educates the Digital Generation to keep safer online. She campaigns for a safer internet and helps train police, educators, health practitioners, safeguarding leads, parents and pupils to ensure that young people are empowered to make safer choices for themselves online. This event will help you find out more about what you can do to help protect yourself or others from potential harms of online gaming. The event will also look to talk about safeguarding and how to keep young people safe. We are holding two sessions in the day for students in Years 7 & 8 across Warwickshire Schools; as well as Designated Safeguarding Leads and other teachers. These sessions will run from 10:30am – 12:00 13:00 – 14:00. There is also an evening session which parents (along with their children), youth groups and other professionals are able to sign up to. This will run from 18:00 – 19:30. Please note, some of the topics covered in this event may [...]

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