For Kids For Teachers Competetion IF THERE IS A KNOCK AT YOUR DOOR IT IS IMPORTANT YOU KNOW HOW TO ANSWER IT SAFELY

Knock, Knock…….Who’s There Campaign

A campaign to raise awareness of doorstep safety and crime, bogus callers and rogue traders, with years 5 and 6 primary schools within Cheshire East

Bogus callers may be men, women or even children. While they tend to target older people as victims, anyone can become a victim of a bogus caller.

They use many varied tricks to get into people’s homes to steal money or valuables, but the most common tricks used are:

  • Claiming to be from the “waterboard”
  • Asking for help, such as using the toilet or telephone
  • Claiming to have lost a ball in the garden
  • Offering to do work on the house, such as gardening or building work
  • Claiming to be from a charity
  • Claiming to be from the council
  • Claiming to be from the police

They will often commit their crimes by working in two’s or small groups, with one offender distracting the victim, while the other/s search the house for valuables. Thousands of pounds every year is taken by bogus callers, and the victims are often really upset by the experience.

Cold calling doorstep callers and traders who target the elderly and vulnerable cause the most concern. Some traders who call at your door can be honest and genuine but they can still be a nuisance if they cold call against your wishes. However, some are not honest and can be extremely persuasive. Examples of bad practices associated with cold calling and doorstep selling include pressure selling, unfair contracts, overpriced or substandard home maintenance or improvements, phoney consumer surveys and bogus charity collections. They offer services like roofing, block paving, guttering, painting, gardening and tree cutting.

This website has been developed to provide resources for children, parents and teachers to learn about doorstep safety together. The lesson plan and activities were originally designed for use with years 5 and 6 primary school children.

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