New outreach worker to focus on supporting young people in the county

Fearless is Crime Stopper’s youth service and through the website Fearless.org offers young people non-judgemental advice so they can make informed decisions about reporting crime. The service also engages with and educates young people about the consequences of their choices around crime.

The Fearless website allows young people to give information about crime 100% anonymously using a secure online form. This message is reinforced through campaigns that encourage safe and anonymous reporting of issues such as knife and drug crime and those involved with County Lines – including speaking up about those who regularly carry weapons.

Last year, a survey conducted by the Surrey Police and Crime Commissioner and Surrey Youth Focus found that nearly 1 in 5 (18.4%) young people in the county were most concerned about violent crime. The new role is funded by the Surrey Police and Crime Commissioner as part of his focus to support younger people.