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The Stop It Now! UK & Ireland helpline

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The Lucy Faithfull Foundation works to prevent child abuse before it starts through its Stop It Now! helpline. It’s available for all adults with concerns about sexual abuse and deals with around 900 calls and emails a month, with over half of these coming from men who have offended sexually – either online or offline […]

Coronavirus: North Yorkshire Police begin vehicle checks to support “stay at home” message

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This is to ensure motorists are complying with Government restrictions and only making essential journeys. Earlier this week, the Government announced significant changes to our way of life, instructing us to stay at home and only go out for basic necessities, a medical need, to care for or help a vulnerable person, or travel to […]

Coronavirus emergency: Parents and carers urged to help protect youngsters from online paedophiles while off school

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“With the Government imposing emergency measures to reduce the spread of Coronavirus, thousands of young people now find themselves largely confined to their home for many week to come. Alongside the considerable challenge to maintain their education away from the classroom and the strain on parenting in general, it also presents an increased risk regarding […]

Police warn motorists: ‘We won’t tolerate motoring offences that tie up resources and endanger lives’

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Officers believe that less traffic on the road is encouraging some drivers and motorcyclists to flout the law and drive unsafely. They are urging motorists not to tie up valuable police or NHS resources by committing “dangerous but preventable” offences such as speeding, handheld mobile phone use, drink or drug driving and not wearing a […]