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The aim of the Neighbourhood Watch Network is to:

              “bring neighbours together to create strong, friendly, active communities
               where crime and anti-social behaviour are less likely to happen”


       Neighbourhood Watch is about making sure that fewer people feel afraid, vulnerable or
       isolated in the place where they live.



       OBJECTIVES FOR NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH



       The objectives of the Neighbourhood Watch Network are as follows:

       Vision:
       “For a caring, cohesive, resilient society that is founded upon trust and respect, where

       the prevention of crime and anti-social behaviour is understood and embedded within
       communities’

       Mission:
       “To enable communities to work together with other agencies  to identify and meet

       the needs of their communities, to ensure that they are resilient and to help provide a
       protective safety net for those members who are vulnerable and at risk of harm”

       Values:
       “To be credible, accountable, transparent, caring, realistic, inclusive, sustainable and
       independent”



       THE ROLE OF THE COORDINATOR



       As a Neighbourhood Watch Coordinator, your role is to:


              1.     Contact households in their chosen scheme area to invite and support them
                     to become members
              2.     Act as a key point of contact to receive and cascade information between
                     scheme members, other local coordinators and partners, where relevant
              3.     Manage scheme administration, ensuring scheme and membership
                     information is registered in line with local policy and kept up-to-date
              4.     Signpost members with community safety issues to the most appropriate
                     organisation

              5.     Encourage reporting of suspicious and/or criminal incidents to the police
              6.     Promote personal responsibility for community safety by encouraging
                     members to improve home and personal security



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