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Safer New Forest conference held for first time

On 12 November, over 200 local professionals with a shared interest in community safety gathered for our first Safer New Forest conference.

Safer New Forest Conference The conference, staged by the Safer New Forest partnership, brought together professionals from across the sector to look at        local issues and share learning and ideas. 

Delegates were from a wide variety of organisations and included New Forest District Council, Hampshire Fire & Rescue Service, housing associations, secondary schools, Victim Support, Barnardos, GPs, mental health agencies, schools, and Hampshire Constabulary, amongst others.  

Held at Brockenhurst College, the guest speakers and workshops covered a wide range of topics including drugs and alcohol education, modern day slavery, children at risk and domestic abuse.

Cllr Diane Andrews, our Portfolio Holder for Community Affairs, said, "This innovative conference, the first of its kind for us, brings together professionals from across a large number of organisations, who all work with the shared aim of preventing crime and harm.  The day included topics of emerging national trends, with presentations from lead professionals to raise awareness locally and prevent these from becoming a problem for us here the New Forest. 

"By being proactive in our work, and sharing our prevention ideas, we can continue to ensure the district remains a safe place.  I am incredibly proud that we have staged this event and listening to the speakers and those attending I know it has been very worthwhile."


Updated: 12 Nov 2019
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