Guidance and Learning from Elderly Victimisation Prevention in Avon & Somerset Police

Matthew Callender, Laura Knight, Ashley Jones

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned Report


This report provides an overview of an elderly victimisation programme working with Avon and Somerset police, outlining the approach, components and key learning from the initiative. The Senior Citizen Liaison Team (SCLT) is an all-volunteer group of police officers/staff/VIP’s who provide a tailored crime prevention and victim support service to the older adult population of the wider Avon and Somerset area, led by Sergeant Ashley Jones.The SCLT is a registered UK charity (No: 1148383) which operates in collaboration with the Avon and Somerset Police and in conjunction with the Force Cyber Crime User Group and the Distraction Burglary Silver Group. The SCLT operates under the direction of a volunteer management committee, who set targets and goals for the team within the boundaries of the SCLT constitution and the PCC’s Objectives. The SCLT fully complies with all requirements of the Charity Commission. All volunteers receive routine supervision and guidance from the initiative leader.With the support of Home Office Transformation funding, the project sought to extend the reach of the voluntary work and to produce guidance to enable a roll out of this model in other forces.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherCitizens in Policing
Commissioning bodyHome Office
Number of pages24
Publication statusPublished - May 2019


  • Elderly
  • Elderly victimisation
  • Elderly victimisation prevention
  • Avon and Somerset Police
  • Police


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