PCC’s school absenteeism pilot helps over 100 young people

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More than 100 young people have engaged with a pilot project led by Bedfordshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner to help schools tackle persistent absenteeism in the county. Festus Akinbusoye has made the absenteeism project one of his flagship projects in a bid to reduce the number of young people that could become vulnerable to exploitation […]

Bedfordshire Police and Crime Commissioner Festus Akinbusoye has backed efforts to tackle violence against women and girls during a national awareness week.

The Commissioner highlighted programmes such as Safer Streets as well as his increased investment in police’s Professional Standards Department to showcase his commit to improving women’s safety. This work coincides with the start of It’s Not Okay week, which launched on Monday (6 February) to raise awareness around rape and sexual abuse as well as […]