The Lucy Faithful Report on the subject of Child Protection on St Helena and Ascension Island was published in October last year.
Both Islands recognise their responsibility to protect the vulnerable in society, so a new role of Chief Inspector was created in the St Helena Police Service – with one of the main focuses being on Safeguarding regarding domestic and abuse cases.
Pam Trevillion (pictured) arrived on Island on 18 March on a two year contract. She will take charge of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID), Safeguarding and Intelligence.
Pam commented on the challenge she faces:
“It is extremely important to gain the trust of the community. I aim to link the Police Directorate with the public by highlighting Community Policing, building high levels of confidentiality and delivering successful cases.”
Pam will be working closely with Health and Social Services and the Prison, also being a member of the Safeguarding Children Board. Pam sees safeguarding the vulnerable members of our society as a top propriety.
“It is important to protect people who are unable to protect themselves – and this is vital across all sectors – including Housing, Health and the Prison Service. It should be high on everyone’s agenda, including the community at large.
“My aim is to embed processes and leave a system that can be sustained in the future, a system that can make a difference for the long term.”
If the public have any concerns or issues they wish to raise, Pam (based at the Police Headquarters) is keen to hear your views on working closer together to make the Island safer.
Sensitive matters can be raised on the confidential Helpline on: 22888
24 March 2014