Dare to Share
AIM: A ‘dare to share’ culture across all agencies, public or private, voluntary or community, who deal with vulnerable young people and adults.
Thames Valley Police
- The Protecting Vulnerable People Unit are leading on a pilot scheme in Aylesbury to develop links between Local Policing Area (LPA) teams and Public Protection Teams. This will utilise local knowledge on Registered Sex Offenders to help prevent offending behaviour and appropriately increase local officer knowledge on dangerous offenders living in their area.
- The Local Policing Area led multi-agency tasking and co-ordination (MATAC) process is being implemented in Oxfordshire and then across the force, focusing on a greater sharing of information between police and partners to target those causing the most harm.
- Local Policing Areas are working with partners such as Benjamin UK (a provider of therapeutic residential care for 12 – 18-year-olds) to deliver enhanced support for vulnerable children by improved information sharing agreements.
- Closure orders have been put in place in the Cherwell & West Oxfordshire LPA across Bicester, Banbury and Witney to protect vulnerable people and communities affected by county drug line activity.
- At South Oxfordshire & Vale of White Horse LPA, strong cooperation with the Willow Project supporting victims of modern slavery has led to involvement of the project on recent investigations, providing TVP with a better understanding of the issues. In cooperation with local authorities, the LPA can fast track victims in urgent need of a housing change due to them being at immediate risk of exploitation.
- Aylesbury LPA hosted a presentation by an ex-gang member who delivered preventative inputs on County Drug Lines, knife crime and gangs to the most at risk children excluded from mainstream schooling in three LPAs. In Windsor LPA, exploitation awareness conferences took place to increase our partner’s understanding of county lines and vulnerability.