12 Mar 2018
The independent charity Crimestoppers is promoting its educational Fearless service at a youth conference in Llanelli next month to raise awareness and tackle underreporting of crime by young people.
An initiative that has been funded by the Dyfed Powys Police and Crime Commissioner, the conference aims to inspire youth workers to empower children and young people to speak up about crime. The event follows a digital campaign running throughout February, which drew young people’s attention to the risks of exploitation, drugs and cybercrime.
Fearless provides educational tools and resources for 11 to 16 year old’s encouraging them to make positive, informed decisions around crime. It’s website – Fearless.org - enables them to pass on information about crime in English or Welsh language, completely anonymously and safely.
Ella Rabaiotti, Wales Regional Manager at Crimestoppers, said: “Young people can become victims, witnesses or participants in crime but often do not recognise the issues or feel confident to seek help.”
“Through the Fearless campaign and March’s event we hope more young people will be aware of the issues and report crime, either through the police, a trusted adult or through our website anonymously.”
To find out more information about the scheme or register for the conference held on 16th March, visit Fearless.org.
NOTES TO EDITORS
• Fearless is the youth service of Crimestoppers and works to empower young people to make informed decisions about reporting crime. The website www.fearless.org allows young people to access non-judgmental information and advice about crime and criminality, and also offers a safe place to give information completely anonymously about crime. In addition to our website, Fearless also runs workshops in schools and for community youth groups, as well as providing training to youth professionals nationally.