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Police: Kent Police safeguarding rough sleepers across Thanet

Contributed by editor on Oct 13, 2017 - 08:45 AM



Kent Police officers joined partner agencies on Margate High Street this week to help support the homeless during Adult Safeguarding Week.


A mobile unit was set up to offer advice to people who find themselves without accommodation and unable to tackle some of the underlying issues that may prevent them from having a positive future.

Pictured from left: PC Michelle Sherwood from the Community Safety Unit and Police Community Support Officer James Scott


Sergeant James Ross said: ‘We work alongside other partners and organisations, including homeless charities, on a regular basis as part of our Community Safety Partnership. But what better time to raise awareness of homelessness than during Adult Safeguarding Week, which is being supported county-wide and addressing a whole range of issues around adult abuse and mental health. The motto is ‘Respect, Not Neglect’ and the public is being encouraged all week to report adult abuse.

‘We have been in Margate and Ramsgate today to assist partners including Thanet District Council by providing advice to rough sleepers and signposting them to the appropriate agencies who can help.

‘Sadly homelessness can sometimes lead to drug abuse and crime. It is important that we do as much as we can to help get people on the right path.’



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