“The Peer Mentor connected fully with the service users incredibly quickly. It meant we were able to engage with the real person, the person who finds it difficult to trust others. They felt comfortable enough to be honest with us. The result was they got the support they needed in that moment” said Inspector Bel Sixsmith, Connect and Build Manager, Birmingham Partnership, West Midlands Police when she joined Birmingham Changing Futures Together to #walkthefrontline.
“It would be really valuable for all frontline officers to #walkthefrontline and learn about the stories of people they encounter every day.”
Walking the Frontline: Able to trust, the real person came forward and engaged-Bel Sixsmith’s story