Ministry of Justice launch Victim Survivor Support Needs Survey

The Ministry of Justice have launched a survey to find out more about the barriers victim-survivors of adult rape and sexual violence face in accessing support and what kind of support would best meet their needs. The aim of the survey is to get the views of adult victim-survivors, irrespective of whether they have previously told someone about the sexual violence or abuse, sought support or reported it to the police.

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National Apprenticeship Week - Callum's Story

18 year old Callum attended a local Sixth Form College where he completed a Level 3 Diploma in Music Production with three Distinction* grades. On completion of his Post 16 studies, Callum and Mum contacted the service to request help and support, he was unsure about which route to take next, i.e., higher education or employment, so Callum started work with his Career Advisers at Positive Steps Tameside. 

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Youth Justice Service and Operation Spectre

The 15th of November marked the beginning of Operation Spectre, a week of intensive action by GMP in relation to knife enable crime. Activities conducted by GMP have included; weapons sweeps; educational sessions; retail visits; stop and searches; arrests and campaigns on social media.

As part of this, Oldham Youth Justice Service supported to raise awareness by taking some of the young people they are working with to visit the Knife Angel which is currently located in Blackburn as part of the national tour.

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