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May 17 2022

Our knife bin competition winners: May 2022

We are delighted to share the winning knife bin livery designs. Last week (w/c 9 May) our three winners saw their designs printed onto the knife bins for the very first time. The winners were commended for their hard work and positive knife free messages by Patrick Green, CEO of the Ben Kinsella Trust; Roger […]

May 12 2022

Knife bins and knife amnesty: May 2022

This week (Monday 9 May) a knife amnesty has launched across Essex alongside the rollout of new knife bins at 14 sites across the county, including a new knife bin at Grays. The knife bins now feature the artwork of the three secondary school pupils who won our competition to design an anti-knife poster for […]

May 12 2022

Operation Henderson: April 2022

Last week outreach workers were out across Essex as part of Operation Henderson. Operation Henderson is the campaign to raise awareness of exploitation on public transport. Youth Workers, Community Safety Partnerships, Community Policing Teams and Social Workers had some great conversations with bus station and train station workers, taxi drivers, members of the public and […]

Apr 04 2022

Home Office funding secures future of Essex VVU: April 2022

The Essex Violence and Vulnerability Partnership was today awarded over £5 million from the Home Office to continue its fight against drug driven violence, county lines and knife crime. This funding, distributed across the next three years, not only guarantees the continuation of the Violence and Vulnerability programme over this period but is a large […]

Mar 08 2022

Learn more about gangs and exploitation: March 2022

In conjunction with Reach Every Generation and the Safer Chelmsford Partnership, we are running some free workshops for parents and carers to learn more about exploitation and how gangs operate. If you have a child at secondary school and would like to improve your knowledge about grooming, gangs and county lines then sign up for […]

Feb 17 2022

Visiting Youth Services in Basildon: Feb 2022

Police Fire and Crime Commissioner for Essex, Roger Hirst and Cllr Louise McKinlay, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Community, Equality, Partnerships and Performance at Essex County Council visited the Basildon Hub of Essex Youth Service on Monday. Essex Youth Service is an informal education, social and personal development service that supports young people across […]