A number of Italian police officers and some staff from partner organisations they work with visited the Public Protection Bureau on 18 March 2015. The visitors from the Trento region of Italy were in the UK as part of a fact finding exercise to learn how domestic violence and abuse is tackled in this country through a multi-agency approach.

The Strategic County Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence Coordinator Faye Kamara, (pictured below with Det Supt Simon Atkinson and the visitors) helped arrange the visit. Faye said:

The visitors were amazed by how we have several agencies co-located within one building all working together to a common goal of helping to protect individuals, families and communities in Gloucestershire. They were very thankful for our time to explain our processes and hear from different organisations about their work.