Crime commisioner hands over £25,000 to abuse victim cause

Notts crime commissioner Paddy Tipping has handed over cash from his community safety fund to support an Ollerton-based charity which helps young victims of abuse.

Mr Tipping was at Remedi’s Restorative Action Project to hand over £24,950 to the victim support group programme and got first-hand experience of the work they are doing.

He said: “It was a real pleasure to meet members of the Remedi team and hear how they have helped to increase the confidence and self esteem of young girls who have experienced abuse.

“The funding we have provided has paid for two support workers to help vulnerable girls and young women who have been victims of sexual exploitation and domestic abuse. That, without doubt, is money well spent.”

Specially designed for girls aged 10-17 who are victims of abuse, anti-social behaviour or bullying, the programme focuses on body image, healthy relationships, health, and drugs and alcohol. Participants are girls and young women not previously supported.

Based in Sherwood Energy Village, Remedi also runs a programme of group-based victim awareness education sessions.

These sessions are for children and young people who have committed low level offending such as anti-social behaviour.