Signpost to safety for vulnerable in Levenmouth community

Police in Levenmouth have launched a new campaign aimed at keeping the most vulnerable people in our communities safe.

Wednesday, 22nd June 2016, 9:00 am
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 8:13 pm
ltr PC Gordon Latto, Sgt Craig Fyall, PC Lorraine King. Pic: George McLuskie
ltr PC Gordon Latto, Sgt Craig Fyall, PC Lorraine King. Pic: George McLuskie

The new ‘Signpost to Safety’ initative – which is tailormade and local to Levenmouth – will provide help, information and support to those who need it most in the area.

As well as distirbuting a new leaflet and safety booklet, community officers PCs Lorraine King and Gordon Latto, will work with the community to reach those most at risk.

Community Inspector Tom Brown explained: “We recognised thorugh our engagement policy that there was a gap with regards to how we communited with vulnerable groups.

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“Many of these people don’t have access to things like social meda or other means. So Signpost to Safety is a one-stop shop designed to provide current safety advice and to prevent local vulnerable members of our community from becoming victims of crime.”

The booklet, which will be distributed in partnership with Fife Council through the meals on wheels and home help service, as well as in libraries and other public facilties, offers tips on ensuring your home is safe, and knowing when to spot scams.

Tom added: “It also signposts people to third party and voluntary agencies who can assit them with keeping safe.

“It is also a living campaign that will be delivered and reviewed every six months to we ensure we are providing the most relevant support and advice.”