Safer 6 campaign 2021
Sandwell's annual autumn Safer 6 campaign had a special online focus this year – as well as activities across our six towns.
The campaign, now in its 12th year, promoted a wide range of safety, crime prevention and healthy living advice. The campaign ran from 27 September to 7 November 2021.
Each of the six weeks had a different theme:
- Week 1 (27 September-3 October): Substance misuse
- Week 2 (4-10 October): Under 25 violence and county lines
- Week 3 (11-17 October): Hate crime
- Week 4 (18-24 October): Exploitation
- Week 5 (25-31 October): Anti-social behaviour and crime
- Week 6 (1-7 November): Violence against women and girls
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.
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.
During Safer 6, we also held a survey for Sandwell people to help shape our new community safety strategy. Survey results are now being analysed. Thanks to everyone who took part.
We've shared details of Safer 6 2021 activities throughout the campaign. Activities included speed awareness, walkabouts, litter picks and skips in neighbourhoods.
Young people aged 11-18 also took part in a hate crime awareness competition by producing a poem or creating a piece of artwork. The deadline for entries was Friday 5 November and the winners will be announced later in November. Winners will win a £75 voucher.
Each town had a focus week during the campaign, as follows:
- Week 1 (27 September-3 October): Oldbury
- Week 2 (4-10 October): Rowley Regis
- Week 3 (11-17 October): Smethwick
- Week 4 (18-24 October): Tipton
- Week 5 (25-31 October): Wednesbury
- Week 6 (1-7 November): West Bromwich
Some key Twitter accounts to follow include:
- Sandwell Council @sandwellcouncil
- Sandwell Neighbourhoods @sandwellnhoods
- Healthy Sandwell @healthysandwell
- Sandwell Police @sandwellpolice – plus Twitter accounts for police in Oldbury, Rowley Regis, Smethwick, Tipton, Wednesbury, West Bromwich
- Sandwell Police Partnership @swpartnerships
- West Midlands Fire Service @WestMidsFire – plus Twitter accounts for Oldbury, Haden Cross, Smethwick, Tipton and West Bromwich
- Sandwell Young People’s Services @sandwellyouth
- SHAPE Sandwell @SHAPEsandwell
- Sandwell Safeguarding Adults Board @SSAdultsBoard
- Sandwell Children’s Safeguarding Partnership @SCSPSandwell
- Sandwell Prevent Team @preventsandwell
- Trading Standards @SandwellTS
- Cranstoun Sandwell @cranstounsand
- Decca Sandwell @SandwellDecca
- Sandwell Children’s Trust @sandwellct
- Black Country Women’s Aid @BCWomensAid
- Sandwell Crime Prevention Panel @CrimePrev
- Litter Watch @Litterwatch1
- Victim Support West Midlands @VS_WestMidlands
Facebook pages to follow include:
- Sandwell Council
- Healthy Sandwell
- Sandwell Police
- West Midlands Fire Service
- Just Youth Sandwell
- Trading Standards
- Sandwell Children's Trust
- Black Country Women's Aid
- Sandwell Crime Prevention Panel
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