Night Challenge is designed to bring young people face-to-face with the potentially devastating consequences of their actions during a series of challenges.
It is specifically aimed at young people who may have a negative impression of the Police and partner agencies to educate them about the potential consequences of their behaviour and actions. Team work, communication, leadership and relationship building are also primary objectives.
This year’s event will be focusing on Cyber Safety and Child Sexual Exploitation and the associated risks that link to them. Over six challenges they’ll learn about the issues, how to spot people at risk of exploitation and how to avoid becoming a victim of such offending. It will also demonstrate how community safety agencies work together to tackle the issues.
Sergeant Liam Clorley from the force Community Safety Unit: “We are delighted to be working with our partners to deliver Night Challenge again this year. The event has been incredibly successful in previous years and the team have worked hard to ensure that this year is no different.
“It provides an opportunity for young members of our communities to spend time with local officers and other community safety partners in a challenging environment, building confidence, self-esteem and life skills and gaining respect for themselves, others and their surroundings.”
Departing from Hull Ionians Rugby Club, the route will take on the challenging terrain of Brantingham Dale and surrounding areas. Each team will have volunteer walking supervisors from the Police and partner agencies to support should any difficulties arise.
The initiative is run in conjunction with Humberside Fire and Rescue Service, Maritime and Coastguard Agency, Yorkshire Ambulance Service, Humberside and Lincolnshire Orienteering Club, HM Prison Service, Defence School of Transport at Leconfield, Yorkshire 4X4 Response, Not in Our Community, Eskimo Soup, Corner House and Yorkshire Lowland Search and Rescue.
Last year’s event, which had the theme of Drink Driving, was named runner up in the Howard League Community Programmes Award in the Policing and Children category for the second year running.
Night Challenge Sponsors
The event has been made possible due to principal sponsors, the High Sheriffs' and Humberside Police Tribune Trust.
We’d also like to thank the following for their support: Brantingham Park, Tesco, Makro, DeeBees, Wilberforce Chambers in Hull, Houltons, ARCO, QPD, Wildbird Café and Local Farmers.