Do you believe that abusing older people is wrong?

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 15th June #WEAAD
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 15th June #WEAAD

If so then join our latest initiative to raise awareness about elder abuse.

In 2017, “1 in 6 older persons were subjected to abuse. That means nearly 141 million people globally.”United Nations

With lockdowns and reduced care, violence against older persons is on the rise. Most abuse is not reported.

Our new Crime Prevention Panel annual initiative is supported by:
· United in Kind, Tendring
· Home Instead
· Speak Up Now UK.

Follow these three simple steps to make your pledge to prevent elder abuse:

1. Make your promise
I Promise to prevent and stop elder abuse wherever I can;
I Promise to never knowingly break the trust of an older person;
I Promise to learn as much as possible about elder abuse;
I Promise to educate work colleagues, friends and family about elder abuse.

2. Download your free certificate
Download your free World Elder Abuse Awareness certificate.

3. Tell us
Tell us you’ve promised via our contact page.

‘Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much’ – Helen Keller

Find out more

See our Do you know the signs of Elder Abuse? post.

Report your concerns if you think an adult in Essex is being abused to the Essex Safeguarding Adults Board.

Facebook Live Q&A

Essex Police Tendring are hosting live monthly Q&A sessions on their Facebook page. The next one will be Wednesday 26th February 7pm – 8pm. You can find out more about this event and the other dates at Essex Police’s events page

You can see the post below for the questions asked of Sergeant Heard in January’s Q&A session. Sergeant Heard also informed us that Inspector Darren Deex will be answering your questions live on 26th February.

Hello Sergeant Heard here from the Harwich Community Team. I am ready to take your questions!

Posted by Essex Police – Tendring on Wednesday, 15 January 2020

Crime Prevention Qualifications


Did you know that the Police Crime Prevention Academy offer Crime Prevention Qualifications to Police Forces and other organisations?

The academy also offer Safeguarding training, Community Safety Accreditation Scheme (CSAS) and Railway Safety Accreditation Scheme (RSAS).

You can find out more at

Community Safety Development Fund 2019/2020

Do you have an idea that helps prevent and tackle crime and anti-social behaviour in Essex? Would you like up to £20,000 to help make your community project a reality?

If yes and your project supports the Essex Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner’s priorities then you can apply in the third round of the Community Safety Development Fund.

The PFCC’s Police and Crime Plan priorities are:
• Providing more local, visible and accessible policing
• Cracking down on anti-social behaviour
• Breaking the cycle of domestic abuse
• Reversing the trend in serious violence
• Tackling gangs and organised crime
• Protecting children and vulnerable people
• Improving safety on our roads

Find out more and apply by 31st January 2020 via the Essex PFCC’s website.

Below is an example of a project that previously received funding from the Community Safety Development Fund.

Could you be a recruit assessor

The College of Policing and local Police Force Colleges are looking for Recruit Assessors and Candidate Coordinators to help build the police forces of the future.

Through this paid role you assess police recruits, ultimately helping services like Essex Police tackle crime and keep communities safe.

Find out more at