Road Safety supports Phoenix at Prince’s Trust workshop

October 27th, 2014 by

Road Safety was invited to contribute to a workshop delivered by the Phoenix Team to a group of young people aged 18-23 who are not in education, training or employment at Camborne Community Fire Station in early October.

Staff from Road Safety attended the session and covered topics such as buying a car, modifying a vehicle and stopping distances in relation to speeding. The programme was tailor made for the audience, ensuring that numeracy and literacy were included; this was done by looking at the cost of running a car, the legalities of modifying their vehicles, as well as examining casualty statistics in relation to areas where collisions are most common.

The feedback from the session was positive, with the participants engaging enthusiastically with the content which was interesting, relevant to them and presented in an engaging way by the deliverers.


Biker Think Smart event attracts over 600 motorcyclists

October 27th, 2014 by

Motorcyclists are over represented in road casualty statistics, making up approximately 1% of traffic on Cornwall’s roads, but accounting for 25% of fatal casualties since 2003, therefore it is necessary to engage with this road user group to promote safety, training and awareness of the issues they face as motorcyclists.

Towards the end of the traditional motorcycle ‘season’ an organised motorcycle meet and group ride was organised to engage with local riders, starting with a mass meet up on the Tamar Bridge, where riders were encouraged to take some time to think of all of the riders who have lost their lives on Cornwall’s roads. The meeting was followed by a guided ride along the A374 incorporating the famous ‘Torpoint twisties’ which are a well known route of choice for riders. The event was supported by partner organisations including Devon & Cornwall Police and Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service.

The event provided a valuable opportunity to engage with a total of 642 local riders and encourage safe group riding. It was also provided the chance for Road Safety and Police Officers to remind riders of the dangers of speed and cornering.


New downloadable resources available for youth community groups

October 27th, 2014 by

Due to the increasing number of enquiries from youth community groups such as Brownies, Guides, Beavers and Cubs, for supplies to achieve the road safety element of their badges, Road Safety has made the appropriate resources available to download from their website as required.

Resources available include leaders’ notes, activity books and certificates of achievement for various community groups, including Beavers, Rainbows, Cubs and Brownies, to allow easy access to everything that is required to ensure the road safety badges are properly resourced and delivered, as well as recognised through the distribution of certificates upon completion of the activities.



Exciting developments at CLEAR

October 27th, 2014 by

CLEAR CSE service

We are delighted to announce that CLEAR is expanding its provision introducing the first service in Cornwall to provide support for Children and Young People who are at risk of or have experienced Sexual Exploitation (CSE). A leading Clinical Psychologist has recently joined the service to head the new service, which is called CLEAR & SECURE. A specialised CSE key worker has also been appointed to provide day-to-day support to clients.

CLEAR & SECURE will provide the following:

  • Specialised Family Support around CSE
  • Therapeutic support
  • A ‘Keeping Safe’ Group
  • CSE training for professionals
  • Workshops for all children and young people
  • Information for parents and carers

Healthy Relationships school program

 The healthy Relationships program continues to expand across Cornwall with fantastic outcomes. Over the past few months a young film producer has developed a film with the team and this will compliment the work being undertaken in schools. It reflects Cornish culture, its people and their relationships. A must to be seen!

 Research publication

 The CLEAR IDEAS young peoples group have been successful in completing and submitting a national research project to the British Association of Counsellors  and Psychotherapists (BACP). The group devised their own clinical questionnaire for young people which is now used during therapeutic work within CLEAR. The paper will be published in Therapy Today December edition. They have also been asked to attend the national conference to present their paper.


CLEAR Annual Conference

October 24th, 2014 by

The Charity CLEAR (Children linked to and experiencing abusive relationships) is holding its annual conference on Monday 9th February. See below for more details.

CLEAR flyer


Shoplifting deterrent pilot project

October 23rd, 2014 by

As part of the Safer Cornwall partnership, Devon and Cornwall Police have initiated a pilot project to evaluate the effectiveness of using life size cutout images of Police Officers in selected stores in South East Cornwall.

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Similar cutouts have  been used as part of a package of measures to deter shoplifters in other parts of Cornwall, but no real evidence of their effectiveness exists. A number of anecdotal reports suggest that they do have an effect, but the Police are now helping to see if they actually work.

Messages of the number of shoplifters brought to justice will be regularly updated on the signs held by the Officer.



Safeguarding the Vulnerable from Financial Exploitation

October 23rd, 2014 by

A one-day conference to explore collaborative approaches to prevent:

  • deterioration in health,
  • loss of independent living and
  • increased social isolation

caused by scam mail and other financial exploitation.

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Wednesday 5th November  0930 -1600

Exeter Racecourse Conference Centre, Kennford, Exeter, Devon, EX6 7XS


  • A victim’s story – Think Jessica campaign
  • Discovering the true scale of the problem – National Scams Team / Police
  • Targeting preventative measures – Dorset County Council
  • Practical interventions with patients/victims – National Lead, Crime & Disorder
  • Adult Social Care response to financial harm

 Who should attend?

District Nurses

Home Care Providers

Health Visitors

Adult Social Care

Victim Support

Safer Communities Partnerships

 Voluntary Sector

Trading Standards


Royal Mail

Bookings by e-mail only to: Date: 23rd OCTOBER 2014

Please give the following information: –

  1. First name and surname of delegate AND e-mail address; (or numbers of places, if delegate details to follow);
  2. Any special dietary requirements;
  3. A purchase order number.

Delegate fee: £40


Cornwall Best Bar None

October 23rd, 2014 by

The Cornwall Best Bar None accreditation scheme is part of a national award scheme promoting best practice in the licensed trade providing a safer place for residents and visitors within Cornwall.

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The deadline for applications to the Cornwall Best Bar None accreditation has now passed, and 6 new assessors have been trained to join assessors that have been active for a number of years to begin the assessment process of applicant pubs, clubs and bars in Cornwall hoping to receive accreditation at the award ceremony in February 2015.


Alcohol Early Intervention training

October 15th, 2014 by

More front line staff in Cornwall have been trained in early intervention and accurate assessment of the risk level of someone’s drinking, using an approach called IBA: Alcohol Identification and Brief Advice.

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This will allow services to identify individuals who may be at risk of drinking at harmful levels, and help them to reduce their drinking safely, or refer them for appropriate help and support.

In the last 2 years, prior to this burst of training events, we have trained over 1600 frontline staff, mainly outside the health sector, in services that address alcohol correlated issues, such as housing, domestic abuse, offending, unemployment, depression, etc.

Summer 2014 Cornwall IBA Training Scheme:

•       41 events were held in locations all over Cornwall, using 2 trainers.

•       Feedback was received from 363 people at 36 events.

•       Overall attendance above 400.

•       Each 3 hour session was delivered at a cost of (max) £25 per head, which covered all costs, including admin, planning, venues, trainer time and travel, course resources, equipment, publicity, and feedback/evaluation collation.

In session evaluation of learning was processed by means of a before/after knowledge quiz based on the key learning areas, and 96.93% of those who filled in the post training session quiz had improved their knowledge of key areas of alcohol interventions.

 More training is planned for volunteers and Street Pastors, Treliske departments, Bodmin Fire and Rescue HFSC, Sexual Health services, AgeUK, and CC Managers. If you have a suggestion for IBA training, please ask Jez Bayes:


ARID Assault Related Injuries Database

October 15th, 2014 by



ARID data is collected in 4 Emergency Departments across the Devon and Cornwall Peninsula; Royal Cornwall Hospital Treliske (RCHT) in Cornwall and Barnstaple, Exeter and Torbay in Devon.


ARID information is used to drive local licensing operations and initiatives and in our local Strategic Assessment.

ARID has now also been installed in 5 Minor Injury Units in Cornwall and 4 in Devon, and Reception staff trained in its use. In Cornwall these are Penzance, Newquay, Bude, Camborne, St Austell.


Safer Cornwall are a working partnership involving: