Christmas Crime Prevention


We wanted to take this opportunity to thank the 1200 people who completed our Community Safety Survey this year. They have helped us to get a picture of crime and anti-social behaviour in the city and also to shape our Christmas Crime prevention messages. While worries about crime were far greater than actual experience of crime, we thought we should share with you the most common worries and the most commonly experienced crimes. Continue reading “Christmas Crime Prevention”

Domestic Abuse at Christmas (and why a brick may be the best Christmas present you buy this year!)

broken christmas baubles

Research shows that incidents of Domestic Abuse rise at Christmas whilst most of us will be ‘enjoying’ more family time this Christmas for some it will be a time of terror and walking on eggshells.

In Portsmouth a shocking 38% of all assaults take place in a family setting. Continue reading “Domestic Abuse at Christmas (and why a brick may be the best Christmas present you buy this year!)”

County Lines

County Lines

The Home Office has published updated guidance to help frontline workers identify and protect victims of county lines gangs

County lines is a model used by criminal gangs whereby urban gangs supply drugs to suburban areas and both market and coastal towns. These gangs frequently exploit children and vulnerable adults to courier drugs and money. Some vulnerable adults have their homes taken over by the gangs (cuckooing) using force or coercion.

More information for professionals, front line workers and the voluntary sector can be found on the Home Office website.


Family Fun Day – Celebrating International Day of Peace

Multicultural event
Partners from the Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service, Hampshire Constabulary and Portsmouth City Council are organising an International Day of Peace Community Celebration on Saturday 22 September 2018, from 11am to 4pm at Southsea Fire Station. 
This family fun day will be a celebration of the things that make this city great, and we are hoping to see all the cultures and communities in Portsmouth represented there.
Many community groups have signed up to deliver a range of activities, cook food, perform and volunteer on the day. We will also have fun activities for all ages, including a bouncy castle, interactive arts projects, henna tattoos, face painting, and balloon modelling, as well as food vendors.
Please join us as we mark this year’s UN International Day of Peace with an opportunity to celebrate our wonderfully diverse great waterfront city.

Successful Child Sexual Crime support service extended to Portsmouth


Families in Portsmouth will soon be able to access the Frankie Worker counselling service, which supports young victims of child sexual abuse, child sexual exploitation, and female genital mutilation (FGM) following decisions by Police and Crime Commissioner, Michael Lane, and NHS England to extend funding.

The Frankie Worker service provides support to some of the most vulnerable victims of sexual crime by offering specialist counselling at an early stage to prevent trauma from developing into poor mental health. Continue reading “Successful Child Sexual Crime support service extended to Portsmouth”

Local domestic abuse charity awarded £299,832 from Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust: Families in Stress

UP2U team

This is a partnership project with SDAS, Portsmouth City Council, University of Portsmouth and Royal Navy/Royal Marines Welfare (RNRMW) Service. SDAS will provide and evaluate a healthy relationships programme for Royal Navy (RN) personnel and their families: working with those using unhealthy relationships and/or domestic violence and abuse, including support for both partners.

Continue reading “Local domestic abuse charity awarded £299,832 from Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust: Families in Stress”