Funds taken from criminals go to Flintshire’s life-saving child safety centre – PCC visits DangerPoint
North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Andy Dunbobbin paid a visit to DangerPoint in Talacre this week to see the crucial work the organisation is doing to support the young people of North Wales.
Having been one of the latest beneficiaries of the “Your Community, Your Choice.” DangerPoint has made remarkable strides in community safety and awareness.
This funding initiative is backed by the North Wales Police, the Crime Commissioner, and the Community Trust (PACT). Notably, a portion of the funding originates from money seized by courts through the Proceeds of Crime Act.
DangerPoint boasts an award-winning interactive visitor centre at Talacre. Designed reminiscent of a movie set, it walks visitors through various scenarios – from homes to beaches, playgrounds, and farms.
Here, they can learn about safety through engaging and fun activities.
During Mr Dunbobbin’s visit, he engaged with Centre Manager Julie Ann Tyler, Rangers who educate young individuals, and 8-year old pupils from Ysgol Hirael in Bangor.
The funds from “Your Community, Your Choice” have enabled DangerPoint to subsidise sessions and transport costs for schools throughout North Wales. With these interactive scenarios, the project delivers essential life skill visits for 450 children and young individuals, engaging them in dialogues around community safety.
Julie Ann Tyler expressed her gratitude for the support, highlighting how the funds would “overlay the dangers we highlight with crime prevention” and offer a unique experience for children across North Wales.
Mr Dunbobbin echoed these sentiments, underscoring the value of such projects for the youth of the region.
PACT Chairman, Ashley Rogers, described projects like DangerPoint as the “lifeblood for improving communities”, and T/Assistant Chief Constable Nigel Harrison from North Wales Police praised their community efforts.
As “Your Community, Your Choice” celebrates its tenth anniversary in 2023, it stands as a testament to community support, having awarded over £500,000 to more than 150 projects working to reduce crime and support community initiatives over the past decade.
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