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Concord Youth Centre – Travel Safety Campaign     

Crash data for the wards of Alum Rock, Ward End or Bordesley & Highgate has an unusually high rate of passenger casualties.  ‘Passenger casualties’ are people who registered as being injured in a collision.  Analysis shows that the people who were injured were likely to be of Pakistani or Bangladeshi heritage and the rate of non-seatbelt use in the wards is currently 7 times higher (38%) than the national average (5%).  Whilst there may be several reasons why passenger casualty rates are high, it can be said with confidence that it is likely that higher rates of non-seatbelt wearing is contributing to the high number of injuries occurring in these wards.

Concord Youth Centre part of Birmingham Youth Service has been involved in developing a high quality video campaign funded by Travel WM to highlight the dangers of not wearing a seatbelt.  The links show the three video shorts.

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People couldn’t get over what happened to Yousuf

We’re talking stalking – here’s what you need to know

National Stalking Awareness Week is 22nd – 26th April.

Watch the romantic comedy trailer video below to see how these seemingly small gestures can escalate to something far more sinister.

Stalking is a serious crime. It can make you feel scared and frightened to leave your home, but remember – you are not alone and there is help available.  Stalking doesn’t always involve threats. In reality, stalking can be a pattern of any unwanted contact that persists and makes you feel uncomfortable or unsafe.

Here’s how to spot stalking – look out for the FOUR warning signs:

  • Fixated (the stalker is obsessed with you)
  • Obsessed (their behaviour goes beyond normal attention)
  • Unwanted (you’ve made it clear you don’t want contact)
  • Repeated (it keeps happening).

What to do if you’re being stalked

If you believe you are being stalked, there are steps you can take:

  • Document the behaviour: Keep a record of all unwanted contact, including dates, times, and details of what happened.
  • Tell someone you trust: Talk to a friend, family member, colleague or a police officer about what is happening.
  • Increase your safety: Consider changing your routines, varying your routes, and letting trusted people know where you are going and share your location.
  • Speak to the police: If you are worried about your safety, report it to the police. You can call us on 101 or report using Live Chat on our website. In emergencies, always dial 999. The police can apply for a Stalking Protection Order (SPO) which is a civil order and protects victims of stalking.

Remember, you are not alone. Stalking is a serious crime, and there are resources and support services available to help you stay safe.

 

 

Read about all the latest news and social events that have been happening at St Peter’s (Saltley) along with general community news and announcements.

Video from the Economic Crime Unit – West Midlands Police regarding Scams