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North Yorkshire Police launches strategy to keep women and girls safe

A new document has been published which aims to help tackle the issue of violence against women and girls in North Yorkshire.

Commenting on the strategy launch today, Chief Constable Lisa Winward said: “We are already working in line with the national policing approach to eliminating violence against women and girls but we wanted to demonstrate to the public of North Yorkshire and the City of York how we are putting this crime at the heart of what we do.

"This issue is already a priority for action across the force and in the coming year we want to absolutely demonstrate our commitment to the safety of every woman and girl in our county.

“We are committed to making the difference that the public expect from us as their police service.

“We will focus on giving the public more visibility of what we are doing to keep them safe. We will work harder to incorporate the voice of women and girls into how we develop and deliver our services. We will work with our partners to better support women and girls to help them to feel safe and be safe.

“In addition we will also be working to ensure that we provide an exemplary work environment that demonstrates the best of professional policing standards. That is important both for the public and for our people.

“We will also be working in partnership with our Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner to support the development of her overall VAWG strategy for North Yorkshire and the City of York.

"As part of this we will be working together to establish a systematic approach to surveying the public so that we can better track the impact of what we do on the level of public confidence and trust in our service.”

This is one of the things which partners are seeking reassurance on so it is important that it is clear that the NYP operationally-focused strategy will form part of the overarching local Violence Against Women & Girls strategy which is still in development.


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