Category Vigilance

How do I manage my stress after experiencing a crime?

Are you feeling anxious, stressed or worried after experiencing a crime? You’re not alone. Experiencing a crime can disrupt your normal day-to-day life and sometimes it can take a while to feel like you’ve got that normality back again. Not only that, but experiencing a crime means you might experience…

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Do you know what to do if an adult is at risk of harm and abuse?

We should all know how to spot signs of abuse and the actions that should be taken if we have a concern. Statistics show that: Last year in Northamptonshire (2019-20) 3,577 concerns were received 1,062 of those concerns needed further action 51% of abuse was due to neglect 30% occurred…

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5 tips for staying Christmas party safe

We’re right in the midst of work Christmas party season, and with just two weekends remaining before the big day, you might be looking forward to letting your hair down and dancing the night away with colleagues. Every year, millions of people head to festive parties staged by their workplaces.…

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Turn the lights on! 5 ways to stop tempting burglars into your home

It’s every homeowner’s worst nightmare. Returning to your house after a long day at work, you approach the front door and spot that it’s slightly ajar. Common sense does it’s best to provide an explanation, but there’s no escaping the fact you should be the first one home, and your…

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Think a friend might be in a violent gang? #VoiceIT!

According to reports, gang warfare is fast becoming ‘embedded in our culture’. With knife crime up 14%, and recent news of targeted acid attacks in the country’s capital, it’s vital we all remain vigilant against gang violence. If you’re suspicious that a friend or family member has fallen into the…

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Make for the exit! How to avoid crowd carnage

Whether you’re attending an outdoor gig, big sporting event or community gathering this summer, it’s important to stay safe. Planned or unplanned, crowded events require vigilance and awareness of your own limits if you’re to avoid falling victim to crime, becoming ill or finding yourself in the middle of a…

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Play your part: act on Scams Awareness Month

According to research by Financial Fraud Action (FFA), a financial scam was committed once every fifteen seconds during the first half of 2016. For some, scams are relatively easy to identify. They present themselves as unsolicited emails, phone calls and even traditional mailings. There’s usually something that gives the game…

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“Where’s Dave?” 6 tips for a silly but safe night out

Whether it be an extended catch-up session with friends in a pub garden or long sunset walk along the beachfront, us Brits certainly know how to make the most of the warmer months. However – and without wanting to rain on your summer parade – staying safe while out and…

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5 ways neighbours can be vigilant against crime

There are some neighbourhoods that experience more crime than others, but few locations can claim to be crime-free. Even if you live in an area that is quiet, well-lit and historically safe, it’s inevitable at least one member of the community will experience crime at some stage. With that in…

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