Community Safety
Dudley Council
Brierley Hill Police Station
Bank Street
Brierley Hill
(please no personal callers)
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OUR WORK

We use information and data from partners, in addition to feedback from local communities gained from the Community Safety Partnership's annual consultation event and other local surveys and consultations to help determine our priorities and work.
 
Key areas of our work include:

DOMESTIC ABUSE AND VULNERABLE PEOPLE

 

We recognise Domestic Abuse as a problem that destroys the lives of victims and their families.

 

In Dudley we are committed to working in partnership to prioritise our actions in respect of prevention and early intervention, protection, justice and support for victims. We will continue to identify vulnerable and repeat victims of crime, working together to support victims and tackle perpetrators.

In Dudley domestic abuse is a high priority for both safe & sound and for the Domestic Abuse Forum which comprises representatives from statutory, voluntary and private sectors who work together to address domestic abuse across the borough.

 

Various initiatives are in place to help raise awareness, help victims of the abuse and bring offenders to justice.

 

Domestic violence and abuse services can be accessed through the single point of contact on

01384 455411. Cases of domestic abuse can be reported using the police non-emergency number 101 or in an emergency dial 999

Next slide: Domestic Abuse Forum

Go to our help hub for useful links, help and support on: Domestic abuse, Vulnerable people, Victims of crime, Violence against women and girls

Next slide: Anti-social behaviour

SUBSTANCE MISUSE AND ANTI-SOCIAL BEHAVIOUR

Substance misuse leads to criminality and impacts on individuals, families and communities. We will work to tackle the criminality of illegal drugs with enforcement activity combined with engaging and supporting drug misusing offenders into treatment at an early opportunity.

 

We will work together to tackle this and other Anti Social issues within the community, targeting problems such as abusive neighbours, harassment, vandalism and graffiti. We will use our police and partner powers to undertake effective enforcement activity ensuing communities become stronger and safer.

Do you or anyone you know have a drug or alcohol problem and need help?

safe & sound commission a number of practical support services for people with drug and alcohol problems in Dudley borough. Working in partnership with other agencies, national charities CRI, Cranstoun and Aquarius deliver the range of drug and alcohol services across Dudley.

THEY ARE FREE AND AVAILABLE TO ALL BOROUGH RESIDENTS.

 

The services also offer confidential help to both the user and their family and friends to help them get their lives back on track. These facilities are also crucial to local communities, helping reduce substance related criminal activity and integrate substance misusers back into their communities.

 

Go to our help hub for useful links, help and support on: Substance misuse and anti-social behaviour

HATE CRIME AND HATE INCIDENTS

Hate crimes and incidents are any crimes that are targeted at a person because of hostility or prejudice towards that person.  safe & sound is committed to tackling hate crime and prejudices leading to hate crime and incidents.

A crime or incident is classed as ‘hate’ crime or incident If the person the act is aimed at, or a person witnessing the act, perceives it to be because of any of the below characteristics of the victim.

 

  • race or ethnicity

  • religion or belief

  • sexual orientation

  • gender identity

  • disability

 

A victim of a hate crime/ incident does not have to be a member of a minority group or someone who is generally considered to be vulnerable. Effectively anyone can be the victim of a hate incident.

 

Incidents may involve physical assault, damage to property, bullying, harassment, verbal abuse or insults, offensive graffiti or letters /text messages emails/ comments over social networks


 

Go to our help hub for useful links, help and support on:

Hate Crime and Hate Incidents


ONLINE SAFETY
Hate crime is an abhorrent crime and has negative impact on both individuals and communities. We aim to encourage reporting in a supportive and confidential manner, supporting victims and tackling offenders. Our partnership approach to this will educate, raise awareness and increase confidence in reporting.
 
 

Go to our help hub for useful links, help and support on:

Online Safety