Safeguarding role for Isle of Wight assistant commissioner

By a County Press reporter

Thursday, June 26, 2014


Safeguarding role for Isle of Wight assistant commissioner

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Police and Crime Commissioner Laura Franklin. Picture by Peter Boam.

ASSISTANT police and crime commissioner for the Isle of Wight Laura Franklin has been appointed to take on regional responsibility to protect vulnerable people.

Ms Franklin’s new safeguarding role for Hampshire and the Isle of Wight was announced on Tuesday at the Crimestoppers Child Sexual Exploitation Conference at Sparsholt College on Tuesday.

The role will involve working closely with lead officers within the force, non-government organisations and other partners to tackle issues including missing people, child exploitation, trafficking, slavery and the on-going impact on victims.

She said: "In line with our commitment to protecting people and places, activity will be coordinated within a holistic framework and engaging with agency partners.

"I look forward to the challenges that will come with this role, as I have an academic interest in the areas of exploitation and human trafficking.

"I hope it will be possible to form an alliance between all the agencies involved in this very important area of work and I’m very keen to explore the role of parents and guardians as safeguarding partners."


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