On Friday the 10th of July 2015 Active Youth Outreach Services initiated their intervention events on behalf of West Mercia and Warwickshire Police and the Wyre Forest Community Safety Partnership in an attempt to combat ASB in the local area.
The Stouport and Bewdley local policing team and the CSP had identified areas and dates within the calendar in the lead up to the summer holidays, where hotspots of an social behaviour occur.
The Police and CSP approached AYOS as a result of a recommendation from another partnership, they had heard about our mobile youth trailer and resources we have to offer, as well as the good work we have done with children and young people as part of our outreach work in other communities across Worcestershire. The reason they chose us was down to our qualified, friendly and caring staff who genuinely have an keen interest in children and young people as well as their development
Police HQ had analysis data relating to specific locations and times prominent in relation to ASB, statistics show that as a result of AYOS providing the intervention resources; in week 1 there were 6 less ASB calls, week 2 there were 18 less ASB calls and across the month 97 less ASB calls and related incidents as a result of AYOS providing the youth outreach services.
Safer Neighbourhood Sergeant’ Stourport, Bewdley stated –
“Over all it was a worthwhile approach and should we look at doing this again next year. I will definitely be in touch”
As a result of the positive outcomes seen from the ASB interventions the Local Policing team again asked us to provide an event for the GRT (Gypsie Roma Traveller) community as a direct approach to strengthen the relationships between them and the police. (Look our for our next case study) We are now also in the final stages of producing a delivery package to look as Positive Relationships in young men towards women; called the CHARM project, working alongside the policing team and a local high school.