- Both primary and secondary schools should implement primary prevention programs.
- The Personal, Social Health and Citizenship Education (PSHCE) curriculum should include primary prevention.
- Programs should take a school-wide perspective with a broad approach.
- Teachers should be trained and be confident in using the project materials, including how to handle disclosures when dealing with incidents in school .
Supporting women: enabling disclosure
Routine inquiry by health visitors and practice nurses was particularly effective in social care services and health care settings.
- Partnership working- Crime is tackled in every local area by Crime & Disorder Reduction Partnerships (CDRPs) – a combination of police, local authorities and other organisations and businesses who work together to develop and implement strategies for tackling crime and disorder on a local level.
- Crime Reduction Discussion Forum and Ideas Exchange are designed as information sharing tools for practitioners and members of the statutory partnerships.
- Consider displacement theory which argues that removing opportunity for crime or seeking to prevent a crime by changing the situation in which it occurs does not actually prevent crime but merely moves it around. In practice, crime is often not displaced and often there is a “diffusion of benefits”, where areas or crimes not subject to the intervention see reduction too. But crime rates in surrounding areas and rates of other crimes do need monitoring to ensure the problem is not simply being shifted.
- In many instances, there is an obvious gap between the public perception of crime and the reality, but tackling the fear of crime cannot be done in isolation. In order for any approach to be successful, it needs to take in to account the many and varied social, environmental and personal factors that may be contributing to the fear of crime.
Implementing and evaluating
What practitioners should take into consideration whilst implementing a project and at the end.
- How to evaluate– practitioners’ review attempts to deal with a problem and evaluate how successful they have been. There are three major reasons why the evaluation stage is very important:
Please ensure you have included the following information:
- A description of the project or initiative.
- An outline of the problem.
- Time frame and affected area
- How was the problem being tackled? What interventions were used?
- Who were involved in the project or initiative?
These steps will help you to reduce the crime in your area allowing you and your neighbors to feel safer.