There has also been a 122% increase in reports of all sexual offences (rising from 547 in 2012/13 to 1,213 in 2014/15).
This includes a significant uplift in historic reporting of sexual offences and the complexity that comes with investigating such crimes.
Housing & Support Officer (Vulnerable People) A marvelous opportunity to make a difference to people’s lives. They provide housing and support to more than 1,000 homeless and vulnerable people each year, helping them to develop the skills and confidence to live independently.
Position: Housing & Support Officer Location: Reigate, Surrey (RH2) Contract type: Permanent, Full Time Salary: £20,000 - £22,000 pa on call allowance benefits Closing Date: Tuesday 6 June 2017 Interview Date: Thursday 15 June 2017 About the role: The main purpose of this role is to support and empower individuals by providing one to one support which encourages their personal development, whilst effectively managing risk, and assisting them to achieve their goals and live as independently as possible.
Over the last year we have invited external and internal inspections and reviews of how we protect the most vulnerable in our communities and we are currently in the middle of delivering a public protection improvement programme.
Sexual offences: Over the last three years we have seen a 153% increase in reports of rape – from 169 reports in 2012/13 to 428 in 2014/15.
There are many ways you can support your local Age UK Shop, whether it’s behind the scenes or on the shop floor.
You will be able to assess risk, and to empower clients to take informed and appropriate risks while reducing any which could limit their independence.
An understanding of safeguarding issues and a commitment to protect all adults and children using or visiting our client's services is also required.
Despite the very best efforts of many officers and staff, and the investment we have made in these areas over the last three years, the service the Force has delivered has been inconsistent in some areas and we recognised that we needed to improve.
In response the Force has fundamentally overhauled its capabilities and substantially increased the number of officers and staff working in these areas.