People living in the Hebburn area of South Tyneside can find out more about a successful scheme to protect local youngsters.
A presentation about SafeStop, a joint venture between Northumbria Police and the Youth Justice Service Service, will be given at the next meeting of the Hebburn Community Area Forum (CAF).
The intelligence-led operation has been running in the Borough since 2009 and targets 'at risk' young people with police patrols.
If required, officers can take vulnerable youngsters into police protection, contact their parents or carers and make appropriate referrals.
Councillor Richard Porthouse, Chair of Hebburn CAF, said: "This operation has been working in the Borough since 2009 and is unique to South Tyneside.
"It has supported over 1,200 youngsters during that time and has won several awards.
"I would encourage local people to come along to next week's meeting and find out more about this sterling work being carried out by our partners to keep our young people safe."
Members of the press and public are invited to attend the next meeting of the Hebburn Community Area Forum, which takes place on Monday 16 October,at 10am,at Hebburn Central, Glen Street, Hebburn.