FIFTY of South Cumbria’s youth workers and teachers will be attending a conference at Stonecross Manor, Kendal, organised by the independent charity Crimestoppers tomorrow.

The event will be opened by the Police and Crime Commissioner, Richard Rhodes.

The day will focus on protecting and safeguarding young people. There will be sessions on cybercrime, internet safety, restorative justice and the dangers of legal highs.

The delegates will also be trained to deliver Crimestoppers online youth resource

Lynda Shaw, Chair of Cumbria Crimestoppers said: “We are very proud to be able to say that Crimestoppers is making a real difference in Cumbria and this is a great way to reach and educate our young people through their youth leaders and teachers.

“We are receiving more calls year on year which is leading to more arrests; this contributes to making Cumbria an even safe place to live, work and visit.

Richard Rhodes, Police and Crime Commissioner said: “I am proud to have been asked to open this conference, and show my support for this great initiative by Crimestoppers. I am keen to do what I can to promote activities that help keep our young people safe and helps raise awareness of the potential threats in our society.”

Crimestoppers operates the 24/7 0800 555 111 telephone number for people to pass on information about crimes anonymously. Information can also be passed anonymously through the charity’s website at