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Active Bystander Training
As part of our work on preventing serious violence, and particularly violence against women and girls associated with the night- time economy, we have secured five dates for “Bystander Training”. These sessions will be on teams and one date will be on zoom.
For those working in or enjoying the night-time economy we often face ambiguous situations. On one hand we see potential harm but on the other we begin to ask ourselves many questions about what is happening and who is involved in the situation.
Several ‘invisible’ forces, psychological and social, exist that can prevent us from helping or responding safely, when faced with a challenging, or dangerous situation. These forces lead us to feelings of confusion, distraction, even insecurity. The result can be that we simply watch, wait, and not get involved.
Fifty years of social science research suggests the more society knows about the challenges they face, the easier it will be to overcome. By doing so, we present opportunities for people to invent wise ways to intervene safely to prevent violence and support victims. Active bystandership is a skill and one that can be trained to help people become active bystanders, better friends, colleagues, and neighbours.
By the end of this highly interactive online workshop participants will:
- Discuss the extent of violence against women in the UK
- Better understand both what prevents and motivates bystander action.
- Discuss a range of safe options that make up a bystander toolkit.
- Practice their responses to a challenging situation.
We all have the potential to make a difference in the life of another. This training simply aims to equip you with knowledge, confidence, and a set of usable options to make that difference.
If you wish to attend please could you email email@example.com with your preferred date, your full name and email address. We will then confirm the time of the training and further information.
DATES AVAILABLE FOR THE TRAINING
1. 16th November 09:30-11:30 -Teams
2. 24th November 09:30-11:30 - Teams
3. 8th December 09:30-11:30 - Zoom
4. 8th December 13:00-15:00 - Teams
5. 18th December 10:00 -12:00 -Teams
Domestic Abuse 16 days of Action and White Ribbon day
25th November is White Ribbon day - also known as the International Day for the Eradication of Violence against Women, is an annual day to raise awareness of family violence. The day is run by the White Ribbon Campaign. White Ribbon is the UK’s leading charity engaging men and boys to end violence against women and girls.
This then leads into 16 days of action against Domestic Abuse. In this period we will be holding three special Women’s Wellbeing Events from 10.30am-3pm – these will be free of charge and be a chance for women to find out about health and wellbeing services in the area including domestic abuse support.
Thursday 30/11/23 - Lutterworth (Wycliffe Rooms LE17 4ED)
Wednesday 06/12/23 – Broughton Astley (Sutton in the Elms Baptist Church LE9 6QF)
Friday 08/12/23 - Market Harborough (Evangelical Church LE16 9JL)
Community Safety Consultation
Every year Harborough Community Safety Partnership (CSP) refreshes our action plan which delivers the priorities of our Three Year Plan (2023-2026).
An important part of our refreshed action plan is to seek the views of the community to ensure that we focus on those issues that matter most to the people who live in Harborough District. We therefore would like you to encourage your residents to complete this questionnaire to share their experiences of crime and anti-social behaviour in the District. This survey has been created in partnership with Community Safety Partnerships across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland and the Violence Reduction Network.
The link to the survey is: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/7Z5C3DV
This will run from Monday 30th October to Sunday 17th December