Volunteers wanted to crack down on Cumbria domestic abuse

Volunteers wanted to crack down on Cumbria domestic abuse

Volunteers are being sought to help tackle sexual violence and domestic abuse in Cumbria.
Detective Chief Inspector Dan St Quintin
Detective Chief Inspector Dan St Quintin

Cumbria police wants to recruit three experienced people to take on the roles of sexual violence prevention coordinators.

Their responsibilities will include promoting key messages to reduce sexual violence and also show the consequences of sexually violent behaviour.

Detective Chief Inspector Dan St Quintin said that the role is suited to anyone who has time to spare and wants to make a difference in helping to protect vulnerable people in the community.

He said: “You will get all the training and support you need to succeed in the role you apply for.

“You really will be making a difference and you will be helping to support specially-trained teams of police officers.

“If you’re interested then please get involved. As a valued member of a team you will be helping to keep your community safe.”

Peter McCall, Cumbria’s police and crime commissioner, added: “If you are looking for a challenging yet rewarding volunteer role you can make a real difference to the lives of victims of domestic violence and sexual abuse.

“I would urge you to consider offering your time for one of these key roles.”

A multi-agency support volunteer is also being sought to arrange, research and prepare for multi-agency meetings.

Police are also recruiting a TecSOS phone installation volunteer, whose aim will be to reduce the risk of domestic abuse for survivors of domestic violence.

The volunteer will install TecSOS phones in the homes of domestic abuse survivors and take on other responsibilities.

All three roles will be based at Barrow police station, in the public protection unit.

However Cumbria police says that there is the potential for the volunteer scheme to be extended elsewhere in the county.

Det Ch Insp St Quintin added: “Throughout Cumbria we have busy teams of detectives working really hard to protect the most vulnerable in our communities.

“By taking on a few volunteers to do some small but very important supporting roles, I can ensure that my detectives are spending as much time as possible catching child abusers, domestic abuse perpetrators and other criminals doing really nasty things.

“If anyone wants to volunteer to work with a team of detectives and has a few hours to spare on a flexible and fairly regular basis, then I would love to hear from you.

“You will be subject to our vetting process and you will get all the training and support you need to do one of these rewarding and important roles.”

The closing date for applications is March 9.

Further information about the roles can be found by visiting www.cumbria.police.uk/Recruitment/Jobs/Join-us.aspx

Thursday, February 16, 2017 at 3:13PM