Merton partners with Fearless campaign against youth violence
Merton Council is pleased to again be supporting the new campaign by Fearless – the youth service of the independent charity Crimestoppers – which runs until 10 May and aims to help young people in the borough stay safe.
Fighting youth violence, including knife crime, by supporting young people to report their concerns is a key priority for Crimestoppers and the London Borough of Merton’s Community Safety Team. The two organisations are working in partnership to encourage young people to speak up and report their concerns 100% anonymously.
It follows work in the last two years to promote the Fearless service in partnership with secondary schools, youth groups and other organisations across London and the UK, speaking directly to young people on how to report their concerns.
The interactive workshops have engaged young people to spread the Fearless message and help them better understand the consequences of crime and criminal activity.
Recent trends show serious youth violence is rising so Fearless is keen to engage with local partners to build on preventative measures that help tackle this issue.
Alexa Loukas, London Regional Manager said: “Fearless.org offers a unique service guaranteeing 100% anonymity to young people who pass on what they know about crime via the charity’s website.
“We know that young people are reluctant to report crime or give information to the police, so Fearless is here to reduce those fears and provide them with an alternative so they can speak up completely anonymously and help make their communities safer.”
To get more information on Fearless or the resources available to professionals who work with young people and their peers, visit Fearless.org. If you have any information about crime, you can fill out the simple and secure online form on the website. You’ll stay 100% anonymous. Always.