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Core Roadshow

 victim roadshow shirebrook feature picThe Commissioner joined partners at the first roadshow in Shirebrook

Derbyshire Police and Crime Commissioner Hardyal Dhindsa launched a series of roadshows to raise awareness of support services to help victims of crime recover from their experiences.

The PCC’s pioneering CORE service for victims of crime was launched in 2016 to help people rebuild their lives following sexual abuse, domestic violence, hate crime and other crimes.

Central to the new model of care is CORE’s website which connects victims of crime and antisocial behaviour with a range of local and national help providers.

Victims are given the power to “opt-in” or “opt-out” of the help system depending on their needs and can self-refer without ever reporting a crime to the police.

In addition, there is also dedicated support for victims of Child Sexual Exploitation and a restorative justice support service giving victims the opportunity to meet the perpetrators of their crimes to aid the healing process.

The roadshow was marketed on social media using the hashtag #COREroadshow

The Commissioner hosted a roadshow in each of the nine districts in Derbyshire to reach as many residents as possible over the 2019.

22 March 2019 Bolsover Shirebrook Hub, Market Place 10am - 2pm
5 April 2019 Derby City Outside New Life Church, Normanto Rd 11am - 2pm
12 April 2019 Amber Valley Heanor Market Place 10am - 12pm
26 April 2019 Derby City Outside St. Peters Church on St. Peters Street 10am - 2pm
24 May 2019 Chesterfield On New Square, Chesterfield 10am - 2pm 
28 June 2019 North East Near to Clay Cross Medical Centre, Bridge Street 10am - 2pm
26 July 2019 Derbyshire Dales Shrovetide Walk, Ashbourne. 10am - 2pm
16 August 2019 High Peak Glossop 10am - 2pm
27 September 2019 Erewash Market Place, Long Eaton 10am - 2pm
18 October 2019 Amber Valley King Street, Belper 10am - 2pm
22 November 2019 South Derbyshire High Street, Swadlincote 11am - 2pm


Mr Dhindsa said: “It is great to see and talk to so many people interested in the help we provide to victims of crime. Sharing information about CORE’s services could offer a lifeline to someone in crisis, even if we are not a victim of crime ourselves, which is why we are so keen to reach as many local people, professionals and partners as possible.

“CORE has already supported tens of thousands of victims but we want to ensure that everyone who would benefit from our services knows how and where to access help and this means spreading the word. 

“Confronting painful and traumatic experiences of crime is not easy but there are people out there who are trained to help and give you the confidence to move forward in a positive way. 

“So many crimes remain unreported but we are determined to change this by offering the very best response we can to build trust in our services.”

In addition to CORE, the PCC funds the ‘Got Your Back’ service which delivers practical and emotional support to help young people recover from crime.

The service, run by independent charity Remedi, was launched by the PCC in April 2018 and has seen an increasing number of young people self-refer for help from its specially-trained volunteers.




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