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Tri Service Safety Officer

Tri Service logoThe Tri- Service Safety Officer (TSSO) is an innovative, ever changing, adaptable and flexible role which integrates within the emergency services family. The role has been piloting for over 3 years (originally a 2 year pilot) in 2016 the project was extended for a further 18 months in order for independent evaluator Munro Research and Evaluation to gather further data in relation to the role’s activities, complexities, advantages and disadvantages.

The Tri-Service Safety Officers (TSSO) purpose is to provide a ‘supportive link’ between Devon & Cornwall Police (DCP), Cornwall Fire, Rescue and Community Safety Service (CFRCSS), South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT) and Cornwall Council’s Anti-Social Behaviour Team. The role has a number of additional responsibilities such as; Safeguarding Advocate, Youth Intervention/ mentorship. The role is not a single element of the areas described above, it provides a unique and innovative approach to resolving community safety matters.

The role targets and aligns with all of the agencies priorities in relation to protection, prevention, firefighter, medical responder and police incidents including challenging and tackling anti-social behaviour. The development of the ‘TSSO’ role builds sustainable and strong working relationships with partner agencies.

The role integrates within the Police Neighbourhood Team and assists with completing neighbourhood enquiries (101 calls made to police – non emergency). These enquiries afford the TSSO with the opportunity to identify additional areas of concern together with fire safety, safeguarding, anti-social behaviour, protection matters, youth intervention and health difficulties. This provides opportunities for an officer to assist with making agency referrals and arranging multi-agency meetings.

The TSSO role has an independent and innovative role profile is aimed at complementing and assisting the existing services and roles within each; one that specifically targets community safety matters and joint agency working.

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South Western Ambulance Charity

The South Western Ambulance Charity, founded in 1995, uses gifted monies to benefit those in our communities who use our service and to improve the welfare of the staff and volunteers of the South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust. 

Our charitable support covers Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire including Bristol and Swindon.

If you would like to show your appreciation for the care that you or your loved one has received from us in the form of a charitable donation please visit our online giving website: Donate to South Western Ambulance Charity | Give as you Live Donate