There is a need in Peterborough to ensure
clear pathways are in place for people to access sexual violence
support. The Oasis Centre @
Rivergate (Sexual Assault Referral Centre) goes a long way to
address this but there is also a need to work with the most at risk
people to prevent further sexual violence.
Sex workers, women (and men) in prison,
children and young people in care can be particularly at risk and
we are working very closely with HMP
Peterborough, child protection agencies to develop strategies
that will be commissioned to improve the quality and access to
services to support them.
UPDATE: 5 March 2013 A Government minister has
praised Peterborough for helping victims of domestic violence get
See full press release and video here.
UPDATE: 12 February 2013 There has been a
spate of fires being set in wheelie bins, discarded furniture and
some vehicles, across the city. We have teamed up with other
agencies, including the fire service to tackle this problem. You
can help to prevent these types of offences, by ensuring that
wheelie bins are not left in the street after collection, or if
they are full, kept in a safe place until they can be emptied.
Report any discarded furniture to the local authority so they can
make arrangements to collect it. We are also working with youths
both in and out of schools to educate them about the dangers of
setting fires and asking them to be vigilant when out and about.
Please report any suspicious activity around fires to the Police on