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In this issue
  • My priorities for a second term
  • Youth Commission funding extended for two years
  • Vital mental health triage scheme extended
  • Booklet launched to help victims of crime
  • Community Speed Watch for North Yorkshire
  • Supporting Victims in North Yorkshire
  • Surgeries 1:1 personal consultations
My priorities for a second term


I'm Julia Mulligan, your Police and Crime Commissioner, it’s my job to listen to the public and bring people together to improve services.

On the first day of my new term in office I met to hear the views and experiences of people with mental health concerns, together with charities, health care professionals and the police service, all of whom provide support to vulnerable people.

The feedback from this meeting, future engagement work and understanding demand for services will shape support going forwards. I am determined to put people first, building a comprehensive suite of services around them. This approach is also key to enhancing the service provided by the police, and improving outcomes for the public.

My key pledges are:

  • Improve forensic examination services for children who have been sexually assaulted
  • Bring in new support for parents and families affected by child sexual exploitation
  • Extend services directly supporting sexually exploited children to all parts of North Yorkshire
  • Introduce new services to protect children being targeted online
  • Extend mental health street triage services to Harrogate, Hambleton and Richmondshire and improve services already in place in Scarborough and York
  • Extend the hours of the mental health force control room triage service to 12 hours a day, seven days a week
  • Increase the number of independent domestic abuse advisors (IDVAs) by two to 14 across York and North Yorkshire – helping up to a further 200 victims each year.
These new services are in addition to the £3.2m investment in policing services for vulnerable people that was announced by Chief Constable Dave Jones and myself earlier this year.
Julia Mulligan
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Youth Commission funding extended for two years
I am extending the funding for the Youth Commission for another two years to enable the Commission to further explore the findings outlined in their final report, which was published earlier in June.

The Youth Commission, piloted in July 2015, was funded through the Community Fund, to enable young people aged between 14 and 25 to support, challenge and inform the work of the Police and Crime Commissioner and North Yorkshire Police.

When I met the Youth Commission members at the “Big Conversation” earlier this year, I was inspired by their enthusiasm and the work they’ve completed, it’s invaluable and allows us to look through the eyes of young people to gain a better understanding of their concerns and how they feel the police could help and support them.

From my work in drawing up the North Yorkshire Police and Crime Plan, the views of children and young people were not being heard as they should be. The members of the Commission are all volunteers and I want to thank them wholeheartedly for the great job they have done in developing this report which reflects the views of so many young people.

CLICK HERE to find out more about the Youth Commission
Vital mental health triage scheme extended

Last year, I set aside £65,000 to fund a three-month pilot under which mental health professionals from Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust work within North Yorkshire Police’s force control room, helping to field calls involving people in mental distress.

Early indications suggest the pilot is proving such a success that I am now extending it from a four day-a-week operation (Thursday 11am until Sunday 11 pm) to one that operates every day of the week.

The improved service, costing £168,000 will mean specialist mental health provision will be available to those in mental distress across the county, including people in rural areas.

CLICK HERE to find out more about the mental health triage scheme
Booklet launched to help victims of crime

Chief Constable Dave Jones and I have launched a new booklet aimed at improving the quality of information provided to victims of crime.

The booklet brings together in one place pieces of information surrounding victim care, which were previously provided in a range of different leaflets.

The booklets will be given to victims by police officers when they visit them for the first time. 

It explains to those affected by crime what services are on offer and sets out what they can expect from the police and others whose job it is to help them.

CLICK HERE to find out more about the victims of crime booklet
Community Speed Watch for North Yorkshire
I am pleased to announced plans to roll out Community Speed Watch across North Yorkshire.

Community Speed Watch is a major step forward in helping change the behaviour of speeding drivers by educating them on the impact they are having in a local community.

The scheme is in addition to enforcement measures, which together add up to a comprehensive plan to keep people safe on our roads in in our communities.

The beauty of Community Speed Watch is that it puts residents back in the driving seat. It enables them to influence speeding drivers – many of whom are locals – to slow down and consider impact on the communities they are driving through

CLICK HERE to find out more about Community Speed Watch
Supporting Victims in North Yorkshire
For when you’ve been a victim of crime or think you may have been

Last year I launched Supporting Victims, an exciting new service to help people cope and recover after being the victim of crime, whether or not the crime has been reported to the police.

We need your help to promote Supporting Victims within your communities and organisations. Please:  
www.SupportingVictims.org
 
Supporting Victims

 
Surgeries
If you, or someone you know, has a policing or community issue that they would like to discuss in confidence with me, please come along to one of my personal 1:1 surgeries.
June
21 June - Northallerton surgery, The Forum, Bullamoor Rd, Hambleton, DL6 1LP

July
6 July - Kirby Misperton surgery, Venue to be confirmed
6 July - Eastfield surgery, Venue to be confirmed
6 July - Barrowcliff, Venue to be confirmed
6 July - Scarborough central, Venue to be confirmed
7 July - Whitby surgery, Coliseum Centre, Victoria Place, YO21 1EZ
7 July - Pickering surgery, Venue to be confirmed

August
3 August - Tadcaster surgery, Venue to be confirmed
3 August - Selby surgery, Venue to be confirmed
16 August - Northallerton surgery, The Forum, Bullamoor Rd, DL6 1LP
16 August - Stokesley surgery, Venue to be confirmed



 
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