Ideas and Initiatives
Consumer Services Community Safety Officers
The remit of the Consumer Services Community Safety Officers is to reduce anti-social behaviour resulting from the underage sale of age restricted products such as alcohol and solvents. The officers use a combination of enforcement practices, educational programmes with young people and the community and retailer training. Whilst working in partnership with other agencies, the remit of the CSCS team is distinct and provides a valuable resource for local communities, young people and education providers and retailers faced with legislative requirements.
For further information, visit Consumer Advice & Protection.
Community Watchdog Scheme
Staffordshire Consumer Services Community Watchdog scheme is a countywide network of volunteers that act as the eyes and ears for their community and assist Trading Standards in tackling rogue traders in Staffordshire.
There are currently over 600 volunteers countywide. More information on the Community Watchdog Scheme, and how to apply, is available at 'Volunteer Staffordshire'.