Jeff Boothe the new Borough Commander for Croydon has forwarded the link to the Mayor for London Policing Plan

The consultation makes for very welcome reading with a strong focus on safeguarding for both adults and children.

To aid your reading the sections between pages 38 -59 focus on

Keeping children and young people safe:

  • Reduce the number of young victims of crime 
  • Reduce the number of first-time entrants to the criminal justice service 
  • Reduce the number of knife crimes – by volume and numbers of repeat victims. 
  • Reduce the number of gun crimes (including discharges) 
  • Reduce levels of Serious Youth Violence – by volume and repeat victims. 
  • Encourage more victims of Child Sexual Exploitation to come forward and report

Tackling violence against women and girls:

  • Encourage more victims of domestic abuse to come forward and reduce the number of repeat victims 
  • Encourage more victims of sexual violence to report and reduce the number of repeat victims 
  • Encourage more victims of harmful practices such as female genital mutilation (FGM), ‘honour’-based violence and forced marriage to come forward and report. 
  • Work with the criminal justice service to reduce the rates of attrition in cases of violence against women and girls as they progress through the criminal justice process

Standing together against extremism, hatred and intolerance:

  • Encourage more victims of hate crime to come forward and report 
  • Reduce the level of repeat victimisation 
  • Reducing the rates of attrition in cases of hate crime as they progress through the criminal justice process 
  • Improve the level of satisfaction of victims of hate crime with the service they receive from the police and criminal justice service.

Please forward any comments to either Nia (Nia.Reynolds@croydon.gov.uk) or to Kim (Kim.Vella@croydon.gov.uk) by 23 February 2017.