New-look Autumn Safer 6 Campaign Has Online Focus

New-look Autumn Safer 6 Campaign Has Online Focus

Sandwell’s annual autumn Safer 6 campaign is getting under way today (Monday 21 September) with a special online focus this year.

The Safer Sandwell Partnership campaign, now in its 11th year, will promote a wide range of safety, crime prevention and healthy living advice over the next six weeks.

The campaign will also support the ongoing promotion of advice and guidelines around Covid-19, to help protect people from the virus.

Each of the six weeks will have a different theme:
• Week 1 (21-27 September): Health and wellbeing
• Week 2 (28 September-4 October): Exploitation
• Week 3 (5-11 October): Domestic abuse
• Week 4 (12-18 October): Hate crime
• Week 5 (19-25 October): Modern slavery
• Week 6 (26 October-1 November): Crime and anti-social behaviour

As well as online activities, the Safer 6 team will be targeting advice and information to people via posters, leaflets and community networks.

The campaign is led by Sandwell Council for the Safer Sandwell Partnership, which brings together the council, Sandwell Police, West Midlands Fire Service and many other partner organisations.
Sandwell Police Commander Chief Superintendent Ian Green, who chairs the Safer Sandwell Partnership, said: “Organisations work closely together day in, day out throughout the year to make Sandwell a safer, cleaner place.

“Safer 6 builds on that by providing extra advice, information and reassurance as the nights draw in – and it’s especially important this autumn with Covid-19 still giving real challenges and worries for people in our community.

Follow the campaign on Twitter and Instagram using the #Safer6 hashtag and on the Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages for Safer Sandwell Partnership organisations and services. Go to www.sandwell.gov.uk/safer6 for a list of key social media accounts taking part in the campaign.

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