The Safer Streets Fund is a Government initiative designed to reduce crime across England and Wales by providing Police and Crime Commissioners with funding to implement situational crime prevention measures.
Since 2020, the Staffordshire Commissioner’s Office has secured almost £3million and have has worked with partners on a number of projects across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent to provide additional CCTV, lighting, alley gates, street pastors, diversionary activities, support for businesses and security measures for vulnerable properties.
The Safer Streets funding is just one element of the Staffordshire Commissioner’s Office and partners’ commitment to tackling violence against women and girls across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent, which includes:
- Securing funding from the Government’s Safety of Women at Night funding, to provide initiatives focused on preventing VAWG in public places at night, including in the night-time economy, in venues and on public transport
- Launching a partnership Violence Reduction Alliance to deliver the local Violence Strategy
- Holding a dedicated Violence Reduction conference
- Establishing a Violence Against Women and Girls Commission, to deliver related actions