What We Do

Safer Telford and Wrekin Partnership works towards improving your feeling of safety and reducing the fear of crime.

This web page aims to show you what the Partnership is doing to reduce the fear of crime and improve your standard of living, and remember crime is coming down.

Anti-Social Behaviour

A special hotline has been launched by the Safer Telford & Wrekin Partnership to help tackle anti-social behaviour (ASB) in your area. This is a major campaign to crack down on anti-social behaviour in Telford and Wrekin and has the backing of the Police, Telford and Wrekin Council, The Wrekin Housing Trust and other enforcement agencies and partners.

Nationally anti-social behaviour is perceived to be on a much larger scale than it is in reality. However, the fact is that it does affect people’s lives and this perception leads to fear. We are committed to tackling and eradicating anti-social behaviour in Telford and Wrekin.

We have also established a Joint ASB Unit between Telford and Wrekin Council, The Wrekin Housing Trust and the Police who are addressing and tackling ASB across the Borough.

To find out more about reporting ASB follow this link.

Community Support Officers

We have introduced Community Support Officers to the Borough. The Community Support Officers have a variety of roles – tackling low level disorder and anti-social behaviour and carrying out routine foot patrols to increase visibility, deter would-be criminals and in turn, bring reassurance to our communities.

Domestic Abuse

White Ribbon Campaign

Telford & Wrekin Council are working towards becoming a White Ribbon Town, which is a national initiative at ending the violence against women. The Council are encouraging as many people to go to http://www.whiteribboncampaign.co.uk/telford to pledge never to commit, condone or remain silent about violence against women and help support Telford becoming a White Ribbon Town.

CRUSH Project

CRUSH is a structured programme of group support and empowerment for young people in the age range of 13-19, that are at risk of, or affected by domestic abuse. The aims are to support young people to avoid abusive relationships, exit an abusive relationship safely or better manage their exposure to domestic abuse in their home.

The Freedom Programme
The Programme is a 12 week programme that is open to any women who wishes to:

  • Gain more confidence
  • Recognise what domestic abuse is
  • Help find support from other women and agencies
  • Help to understand the beliefs held by abusive men, and which ones they have shared
  • Look at effects on children

For more information please contact the domestic abuse co-ordinator on 01952 381920

Crucial Crew

Crucial Crew is a 10 day educational safety event for 11 year olds. The young people attend a one day event at Buildwas Abbey and participate in scenarios which cover stranger danger, road safety, first aid, anti-social behaviour, reporting a crime, electricity safety. Crucial Crew has been running for a number of years and has continued success and support from all of our Partners, this year there are 2000 young people attending Crucial Crew over a 2week period.

Safer Night Campaign

The Safer Nights Campaign is an example of partnership working in action the campaign included:

  • Be Safe, Be Sensible Campaign which promotes safe and responsible drinking please follow this link to you Be Safe, Be Sensible web page
  • Taxi marshalling in Wellington

Out of sight out of mind

Our Out of sight out of mind campaign aims to remind residents across Telford and Wrekin not to leave valuable on display in their vehicles. We run this throughout the year but also target peak times like Christmas in our local shopping areas.

To download a copy of the campaign poster follow this link

Celebrate Safely Campaigns

Our Celebrate Safely Campaigns have been a recent success during the Halloween, Bonfire and Christmas periods. These campaigns promoted having fun but acting responsibly with key safety messages. Keep an eye out for our future Celebrate Safely Campaigns.

CCTV

The Community Safety Team is responsible for 153 Pan Tilt and Zoom (PTZ) digital CCTV cameras in static locations that are used to cover town centers of high footfall.  They record 24 hours a day 365 days of the year.  We also have nine Wireless Deployable NOMAD cameras to target hotspot areas of anti social behavior, crime or to provide community reassurance.  The collective use of the static and mobile cameras is an invaluable tool in tackling crime and disorder.  We continue to look at innovative ways in which we deliver this service, working in conjunction with  West Mercia’s Crime Prevention Officers and CCTV technology providers.

A CCTV ode of practice based on Home Office guidelines is in place and governs the way that we operate CCTV system across Telford and Wrekin and provides advice and guidance  relating to issues such as storage, use of the system and deletion of images and recordings.  Members of the public can make requests for footage through foi@telford.gov.uk where the request will be considered in line with the guidelines of release of CCTV footage.  There may be a fee for this service.