Funding Boost for Children’s Area at the Meadows

Forth Valley Police Division has donated £3,000 from their Community Partnership Fund to the Meadows to help purchase toys and equipment for the children’s area.

The Meadows, which is located in one of the Bungalows off Stirling Road in Larbert, provides a comprehensive range of services and support for adults and children from across Forth Valley who have experienced rape, sexual assault or gender-based violence, including victims of historic sexual abuse. These are provided in a comfortable, less clinical environment with improved facilities for forensic medical examinations and interviews. This includes a separate area for children where specially trained staff can carry out interviews and gather video evidence.

NHS Forth Valley Medical Director, Andrew Murray, said: “We are very grateful to Police Scotland for this donation which will be used to buy a wide range of toys, games and equipment for the children’s room within this important new centre.”

Assistant Chief Constable, Gillian MacDonald, said: “Police Scotland were very much part of the partnership who moved to achieve the Meadows Centre becoming a reality and we want to help ensure that children feel safe in the new centre. We were delighted to be able to provide some necessary funding from our Community Partnership fund to help achieve this.”

Pictured in the photo (L – R) are Superintendent Mark Lundie, NHS Forth Valley Medical Director Andrew Murray, Assistant Chief Constable Gillian McDonald and Meadows Centre Manager Hazel Somerville.