This week has been a little different with a return trip to Broxtowe Borough Council in Nottinghamshire. We were last here in 2020 when the first of their domestic abuse co-ordinators successfully completed the Level 3 Award in Introduction to Crime Prevention qualification with us. We were back again to work with Broxtowe and also their colleagues in Rushcliffe Borough Council and South Derbyshire Community Volunteer Service to train new co-ordinators, housing officers and maintenance crew in the Proqual Level 3 Award in Introduction to Crime Prevention.

Key learning for them was how to successfully undertake and report on a home security survey. They will be taking over the security surveys for survivors of domestic abuse from their policing colleagues, so it is essential they have the practitioner training in this subject, as well as learning about appropriate security products and their use. The training included practical exercises to survey existing properties in their area. This practical application of the skills and knowledge helpedto further embed the learning and they will receive ongoing support to achieve the qualification in the next 3 months.

It was a pleasure to work with the candidates which demonstrates the versatility of the qualification which can, with the right expertise, be adapted to support a variety of roles in local government.

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