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NSPCC and O2 join forces to keep children safe online

Keeping kids entertained during the summer holidays is an annual challenge for parents and one which inevitably focuses on reducing the amount of ‘screen time’ and ensuring kids spend as much time as possible in the great outdoors. In reality, kids love the internet, and there’s no escaping the fact…

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Think a friend might be in a violent gang? #VoiceIT!

According to reports, gang warfare is fast becoming ‘embedded in our culture’. With knife crime up 14%, and recent news of targeted acid attacks in the country’s capital, it’s vital we all remain vigilant against gang violence. If you’re suspicious that a friend or family member has fallen into the…

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Make for the exit! How to avoid crowd carnage

Whether you’re attending an outdoor gig, big sporting event or community gathering this summer, it’s important to stay safe. Planned or unplanned, crowded events require vigilance and awareness of your own limits if you’re to avoid falling victim to crime, becoming ill or finding yourself in the middle of a…

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Fundraising at Voice: It’s Superhero Day!

Is it a bird? …a plane? Nope – just the Voice team. On a Friday. As you do. As part of our latest bout of fundraising (we’re getting up to all sorts!), the awesome team at Voice agreed to turn up to work today dressed as their favourite superhero. Although,…

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Play your part: act on Scams Awareness Month

According to research by Financial Fraud Action (FFA), a financial scam was committed once every fifteen seconds during the first half of 2016. For some, scams are relatively easy to identify. They present themselves as unsolicited emails, phone calls and even traditional mailings. There’s usually something that gives the game…

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How to avoid becoming a victim of cybercrime

Earlier this week, companies across the globe were hit yet again by a cyber attack. Like the recent ‘WannaCry’ outbreak, the new virus exploits computer operating system weaknesses in order to freeze a user’s machine and demand an untraceable Bitcoin ransom for its safe release. Such attacks are crippling for…

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Victims Commissioner delighted to visit Voice

Victims’ Commissioner Baroness Helen Newlove of Warrington was delighted to visit Voice last week (Thursday, 22nd June) to see how we are addressing the needs and requirements of  victims of crime in Northamptonshire. During her trip she spoke directly with victims and witnesses of crime, to hear first-hand about their experiences…

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“Where’s Dave?” 6 tips for a silly but safe night out

Whether it be an extended catch-up session with friends in a pub garden or long sunset walk along the beachfront, us Brits certainly know how to make the most of the warmer months. However – and without wanting to rain on your summer parade – staying safe while out and…

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20 tips for staying safe on the road

Sometimes, we all need to be reminded of the simple things in life. And driving really is simple – particularly when you make a concerted effort to stay safe on the road. With that in mind – and because it’s Road Harm Awareness Month – we thought we’d put together…

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