There are many steps you can take to help protect yourself and others from harm. However, if you have been affected by any of the headings below, please be assured that there is always someone who can help you:

– Understanding how to keep your personal details and identity safe is one of the best ways to prevent yourself from falling victim to fraud or identity theft.

– Cyber crime covers all crimes that take place online, are committed using computers or are assisted by online technology.

– Child sexual exploitation (CSE) is the sexual abuse of any young person aged under 18 and can affect any child, anywhere, at any time.

– It’s important to take personal safety seriously and a few simple precautions can help lower your chances of becoming a victim of crime.

– Domestic abuse is not always a one-off episode, but an ongoing display of controlling and coercive behaviour. It involves a pattern of abusive behaviour through which the abuser aims to gain power over their victim. Abuse often gets worse the longer it goes on.

– Rape and sexual assault are serious crimes. Both men and women can be affected, and in many cases the victim will already know their attacker.

– If you’ve ever been abused, assaulted, targeted or intimidated because of who you are, you may have been the victim of a hate crime or hate incident.

– Although extremely rare in the UK, violent extremism and terrorism are still a danger to us all.

Updated 18/06/2020