Last Update: 23/11/14

Cumbria Neighbourhood Watch Association

Coordinators and Deputies may now use this logo in their stationery.  Please click here for guidelines and the logo image.    

For Police non-emergency cases dial 101   In emergencies please always dial 999

ACTIONFRAUD The UK's national fraud and internet crime reporting centre

Other Useful Links

Neighbourhood Watch in Cumbria is successful because it is a partnership between the public, the police, local government and other organizations. Here are links to our important partners :-

National Neighbourhood and Home Watch Network  NHW Code of Ethics  and Standards (pdf)   

NHW Briefing on Crimestoppers (pdf)

Cumbria Advice Network

Cumbria Constabulary – Reporting Hate Crime


Cumbria County

Cumbria Fire and Rescue

Cumbria in Bloom

Cumbria Strategic Partnership and the Safer and Stronger Communities Thematic

Cumbria County Council Local Resilience Forum Information For Emergency Preparedness -

Carlisle and Eden Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnership  or

Allerdale and Copeland Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnership

Copeland’s link has disappeared

South Lakeland Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnership

Barrow in Furness Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnership

Cumbria Association of Local Councils (CALC)   

(represents Town and Parish Councils)


For information about Public Liability Insurance for Neighbourhood Watch Schemes click here.

Useful Information and links

This is an information page for resources to assist Neighbourhood Watch in Cumbria members and the public in fighting crime and promoting public safety. Please let us know if there is anything else you would included which is not covered here or elsewhere on the Website – or any useful suggestions you have.

Crime Reduction Toolkits

Everything you need to know about setting up and running Neighbourhood Watch and Home Watch schemes, training materials and publications.

Personal Safety

Live Life Safe. Invaluable information at and at

Sexual Violence

Local help and advice from West Cumbria Rape Crisis at and on the Helpline 01900 829729

Domestic Violence

What is Domestic Violence? click here for details. Domestic Violence is a crime. If you know domestic violence is taking place, if you can pass on information to the victim about the help available, you might just save someone`s life.

For more information on this subject from the Home Office click here or at the Crime Reduction page click here.

Womens Aid –

Free 24 hour helpline – 0808 2000 247

`Let go` -- Cumbria`s Domestic Violence Project –  01228 402988

Impact Housing Domestic Violence refuge and helpline – 01228 591995

Ethnic Minority support -

Hate Crime

What do I do about incidents, some of which may not actually be crimes, but which are motivated by prejudice or hate of a victim because of their race, faith, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or age ?

For more information from the Home Office click here

Click here for Cumbria Police information on Reporting Hate Crimes

Fire Safety

Want information about fire safety? The Government and the Fire and Rescue Services have now created the Fire Gateway for advice and services.

What do I do if I`m worried about the safety of others, in particular the elderly and vulnerable. You can contact your local Fire Officers who can provide advice and help, including fitting fire alarms. For details contact Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service –

First Aid

Need some basic information on first aid ? The British Red Cross provides basic first aid guidance and other services at

Child abuse

What do I do if I`m worried about the safety of children ? Always contact the police (0845 33 00 247 or 999 in an emergency), or Cumbria County Council Childrens Services (01228 226877) for advice. More information about child abuse can be found at the following links:

NSPCC  Helpline 0808 800 5000

Childline – – 0800 1111

Cumbria County Council Childrens Services  Out of hours emergency contact 01228 562690.

Elder abuse

What do I do if I`m worried about the safety of an older vulnerable person ? Always contact the police (0845 33 00 247 or 999 in an emergency) or Cumbria County Council Adult Social Care Services (01229 606060) for advice. More information about Elder abuse can be found at Action on Elder Abuse or Cumbria County Council

Action on Elder Abuse Response Line 080 8808 8141

Drugs and alcohol

Need advice or guidance about drug and alcohol problems in the community. Contact Cumbria Alcohol and Drug Advisory Service at

Citizens Advice Bureau

Need general advice for you or someone else – contact the Citizens Advice Bureau – or or or


Need general advice, guidance and support in volunteering contact Cumbria Council for Voluntary Service (CVS) for a wide range of services for volunteers and volunteer organisations   Advice Guide

The online CAB service that provides independent advice on your rights -practical, up-to-date information on a wide range of topics, including benefits and housing, employment rights and discrimination, debt and tax issues.

Card Watch

Card Watch raises awareness about all types of plastic card fraud in the UK, and provides information to prevent fraudulent use of credit cards, debit cards, cheque guarantee cards and charge cards.

Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre

The Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre works across the UK and maximises international links to tackle child sex abuse wherever and whenever it happens. Part of our strategy for achieving this is by providing internet safety advice for parents and carers and delivering a virtual police station for reporting abuse on the internet.


The UK’s Fraud Prevention Service with 260 Members spread across banking, credit cards, asset finance, retail credit, mail order, insurance, investment management, telecommunications, factoring, and share dealing. Members share information about identified frauds in the fight to prevent further fraud. CIFAS is unique and is the world's first not for profit fraud prevention data sharing scheme.

Cumbria Police

We provide a wide range of policing services to ensure communities in Cumbria are safer and feel safer. For non-emergency Police contact call 101

Cumbria Police and Crime Commissioner: Richard Rhodes website:

Responsible for the overseeing of the police service in Cumbria and setting the budget for Cumbria Constabulary.

Help the Aged

Help the Aged campaigns for change in government policy, undertakes research into the needs of older people and provides local services in communities across the UK and overseas. Find out more about our work to improve the lives of our society's most vulnerable citizens.

Neighbourhood and Home Watch

This is a national site managed by the Neighbourhood Watch Network, which is a forum supported by the Crime Strategy Unit within the Home Office with representation from ten NHW Regions within England and Wales

Neighbourhood Statistics

This search allows you to find detailed statistics within specific geographic areas.

Pass Plus+

In 2006 14 young people aged between 16 and 20 died on Cumbria's roads - almost 25 per cent of the total of all fatalities in the county. It is widely acknowledged that the current driving test does not fully prepare young drivers for the reality of motoring away from the artificial driving lesson environment. Driving instructors often tell their successful pupils: "You have passed your test; now you must learn to drive."Pass Plus+ is more than a bolt on addition to the standard driving test. It teaches vital skills that will help you become a better, safer driver and could save your life.


Samaritans provides confidential non-judgemental support, 24 hours a day for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which could lead to suicide. Contact by telephone 08457 90 90 90

Secured by Design

Secured by Design is the UK Police flagship initiative supporting the principles of "designing out crime" by use of effective crime prevention and security standards for a range of applications.

Telephone Preference Service

The Telephone Preference Service (TPS) is the central opt out register on which you can record your preference not to receive unsolicited sales and marketing telephone calls to your home or mobile* telephone numbers.

Trading Standards Central

A one stop shop for consumer protection information in the UK. The site is supported and maintained by TSI, the Trading Standards Institute. This site provides a wealth of information for consumers and businesses, schools, advice and information centres, community organisations, local councils, business support agencies and trade associations.

Trading Standards Cumbria

Victim Support

The national charity which helps people affected by crime. We provide free and confidential support to help you deal with your experience, whether or not you report the crime.

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