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Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service - Preventing, Protecting, Responding

Staffordshire is to host high-profile conference

23/09/2015

Approximately 60 delegates from across the region will attend a high-profile conference hosted by Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire Safer Communities CIC on Friday, September 25.

"We are looking forward to welcoming our partners from across the public, voluntary and charitable sectors to the first ever Safer Communities CIC conference. We will be hearing from some extremely prestigious speakers who will undoubtedly give us some valuable insights into their fields of expertise."

Head of Safer Communities CIC Kate Staples

The event, which will be held at Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service’s headquarters, is the first of its kind to be hosted by the CIC.

Director of Prevent and Protect Dean Stevens will give a talk about the Life Skills Centre which is set to be built at Stafford Fire Station.

The facility will predominantly be used by school children but will also act as a hub where various partners can work closely together on prevention and protection programmes. It is being funded by a Government grant.

Chief Fire Officer Peter Dartford and Head of Safer Communities CIC Kate Staples will also give a short speech to delegates from other fire and rescue services, public sector organisations and voluntary groups.

Prestigious speakers include Lord Andrew Mawson, OBE, a ‘Life Peer’ and serial social entrepreneur, who will give a talk entitled ‘people before structures – engaging local communities’.

Chris Shaw, a leading advocate for asset based community development, will also be sharing his thoughts on his area of expertise.

Head of Safer Communities CIC Kate Staples said: "We are looking forward to welcoming our partners from across the public, voluntary and charitable sectors to the first ever Safer Communities CIC conference. We will be hearing from some extremely prestigious speakers who will undoubtedly give us some valuable insights into their fields of expertise.

"The aim of the event is for delegates to gain vital knowledge and information that they can then incorporate into helping their own organisations to thrive, which will, in turn, benefit the communities that they serve."