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- Community boost from Commissioner crime fund (31 July 2014)
- Commissioner fund targets diversity (4 Aug 2014)
- Huge community boost from Commissioner crime fund with more than £500,000 awarded this year so far (23 Oct 2014)
- West Yorkshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner opens latest community fund grant round (3 Nov 2014)
- Nearly £700,000 Awarded to Good Crime Causes in 2014 by West Yorkshire's Police and Crime Commissioner (15 Dec 2014)
- Commissioner’s Crime Fund continues to make a big impact (30 Jan 2015)
- Safer Communities Fund grant (11 May 2015)
- New round of grants for Police and Crime Commissioner’s Community Fund (1 Sept 2015)
- One million pounds given to West Yorkshire by Police and Crime Commissioner to help reduce crime (27 Nov 2015)
- £200,000 for good causes as the Safer Communities Fund opens for applications (30 Nov 2015)
- Antisocial youths in Bradford being educated thanks to Police and Crime Commissioner’s Safer Communities Fund (19 Feb 2016)
- Police and Crime Commissioner’s Safer Communities Fund helps adults with learning disabilities (29 Jan 2016)
- Police and Crime Commissioner’s Safer Communities Fund helps make young people safer in Kirklees (29 Jan 2016)
- Drug awareness project launched (18 Jan 2016)
- Police and Crime Commissioner Supports “It’s My Right” Transgender Youth Campaign (13 Oct 2015)
- Police and Crime Commissioner joins a No Way Trust visit (17 Mar 2015)
- Over £1.2million of recovered money given to good causes by West Yorkshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner (4 Mar 2016)
- Airedale students create DVD to tackle alcohol and domestic abuse (11 Mar 2016)
- Safer Communities Fund helps young women at risk of Child Sexual Exploitation (14 Mar 2016)
- West Yorkshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner inviting good causes to apply for a slice of £130,000 (14 Mar 2016)
- West Yorkshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner Sees Community Spirit in Dewsbury (16 Mar 2016)
- Over £1.3 million of recovered money given to good causes by West Yorkshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner (24 June 2016)
- £140,000 available for good causes in latest round of the Safer Communities Fund (12 Dec 2016)
- Latest Safer Communities Fund grant opens and targets crime prevention (30 Aug 2016)
- Over £1.5m of recovered criminal cash returned to our communities (2 Dec 2016)
Police and Crime Commissioner Supports “It’s My Right” Transgender Youth Campaign (13 Oct 2015)
The "It's My Right" campaign aims to ensure that young transgender people are able to challenge misconceptions and are aware of their rights. It will also serve as an information resource for people who work with and around young transgender people.
The campaign was created by Safe T (Strength Awareness Freedom and Empowerment for Transgender people), an organisation which works for and with transgender people to raise awareness of the issues faced by transgender people with the ultimate goal of reducing the suicide rate among the transgender community to zero.
A survey found that 48% of transgender people under 26 said they had attempted suicide, with 59% also saying they had considered doing so*. By comparison, about 6% of all 16- to 24-year-olds say they have attempted suicide**.
Safe T have focused on the subject of understanding and working with West Yorkshire's transgender young people to produce a "10 Top Tips for Working with Trans Youth" information card and they are also working on a short film.
5000 of the cards have been printed and have been shared across Yorkshire schools and other youth related services.
The "It's My Right" Campaign was part funded by a grant from Mark's Safer Communities Fund which is financed by money recovered from criminals under the Proceeds of Crime Act.
Alex from Safe T said "We've had an amazing response to the
information card, the numbers of young Transgender people are
rapidly increasing and this card has helped many people get an
understanding of good practice"
"The young people involved in the project have grown in confidence and are now working together on their next project - an anti-bullying campaign. This could not have happened without the support from the safer communities fund/team".
Mark Burns-Williamson said "I was very pleased to lend my support and help to fund Safe T's project."
"The suicide rate among young transgender people is harrowing and we must all work together to address these issues."
"It is extremely important that everyone feels happy in themselves and able to lead the life they want and I would urge everyone to take a minute to read the 10 top tips."
The information card also includes details of a free online e-learning package for working with young gender variant people which was produced by GIRES - the Gender Identity Research and Education Society. The e-learning package can be accessed at http://gires.org.uk/caring-for-gender-nonconforming-young-people
You can find out more about Safe T and the "It's My Right" campaign at www.safetuk.org
* Figure obtained from the RaRE Study. The research was conducted by PACE, a mental health charity for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, in partnership with Brunel University, the University of Worcester, and London South Bank University. It involved interviews and a survey of more than 2,000 people in England from 2010 to 2014.
** Figure obtained from the Adult Psychiatry Morbidity Survey