Agenda and minutes

Safer Sefton Together - Thursday 12th September, 2019 10.00 am

Venue: Town Hall, Bootle

Contact: Paul Fraser  Democratic Services Officer

No. Item


Apologies for Absence


Apologies for absence were received from Martin Gay, Sue Holden, Janette Maxwell and Ros Stanley.



Declarations of Interest

Members are requested at a meeting where a disclosable pecuniary interest or personal interest arises, which is not already included in their Register of Members' Interests, todeclare any interests that relate to an item on the agenda.


Where a Member discloses a Disclosable Pecuniary Interest, he/she must withdraw from the meeting room, including from the public gallery, during the whole consideration of any item of business in which he/she has an interest, except where he/she is permitted to remain as a result of a grant of a dispensation.


Where a Member discloses a personal interest he/she must seek advice from the Monitoring Officer or staff member representing the Monitoring Officer to determine whether the Member should withdraw from the meeting room, including from the public gallery, during the whole consideration of any item of business in which he/she has an interest or whether the Member can remain in the meeting or remain in the meeting and vote on the relevant decision.



No declarations of any disclosable pecuniary interests or personal interests were received.




Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 91 KB

Minutes of the meeting held on 13 June 2019




That the Minutes of the meeting held on 13 June, 2019 be confirmed as a correct record.



Domestic and Sexual Abuse Strategy 2019 - 2021

To receive an update from Janette Maxwell, Localities Team Manager - North


The Partnership were advised by Chris White that this item was due to be considered at the December meeting of the Partnership.



Interim Report on Homeless Death Review

Briefing note from David Hunter


The Partnership considered the briefing note of David Hunter, Independent Chair – Adult Learning Review. The note provided an update on the review; partners were meeting to further progress the review.




That the information contained within the briefing be noted.



Update on Local Policing Issues

To receive an update from Superintendent Graeme Robson, Merseyside Police


The Partnership received a verbal update from Superintendent Graeme Robson. During his presentation, Superintendent Robson highlighted issues regarding:


·       Organised crime

·       Intelligence gathering

·       Changes to the Sefton Multi Agency Response to Serious and Organised Crime (MARSOC) structure

·       Recent traveller activity in Southport

·       Target ‘hardening’

Members of the Partnership raised queries and made comments relating to:


·       Concerns regarding funding and resources available

·       ‘Grass culture’

·       The positive re-engagement between the Police and schools

·       Community policing

·       Crimestoppers and the ‘Fearless’ app


Superintendent Robson responded to the comments and questions that were raised. He also talked about making changes to the way MARSOC conducts its business.


The Chair suggested that perhaps the SSCP could organise a wider Sefton conference on these issues so we can engage our partners, councillors and wider voluntary sector in helping to address and tackle the ongoing serious and organised crime issues.




(1)     Superintendent Robson be thanked for his verbal update;


(2)     it be noted that SSCP supports Superintendent Robson’s proposed changes to how MARSOC operates; and


(3)      SSCP be requested to host a Serious and Organised Crime Conference – Chris White to lead a Task and Finish group.



Update of Policing Issues - progress SSCP resolutions


Knife Crime pdf icon PDF 79 KB

Report from Chris White, Localities Team Manager

Additional documents:


The Partnership considered the report of the Localities Team Manager, Chris White. He explained that following a development session in mid-2018 as part of the Liverpool City Region Safer Stronger Communities Partnership’s response to the rise in violent crime a group was formed in September 2018 made up of officers from each local authority with the intent to develop a strategy to dealing with the issue of Knife Crime.


The group developed a range of outcomes that would direct how actions were delivered across the City Region. Each local authority representative was given the responsibility to “own” one of the outcomes circles and focus on how the outcomes could be delivered or developed.


Mr.White explained that he had worked with colleagues from the School attendance team and identified a cohort of children that had been excluded from school for carrying knives or bladed articles. Information was shared with Police colleagues to establish if there were any patterns. How the reporting of these instances were recorded was also looked at and how the information could be shared when planning diversionary/ educational activities. Additionally, Colleagues in Trading Standards were considering a “Responsible Retailer Agreement” similar to one being used in Croydon. This had also been shared with the Knife Crime reduction group as a possible agreement that could be delivered across the City Region.




That the report be noted.



Integrated Youth Services pdf icon PDF 85 KB

Report of the Localities Service Manager - Central


The Partnership considered a report from Ros Stanley, Localities Service Manager – Central. Tanya Wilcock, Head of Communities provided further information at the meeting.


The report provided an update on the progress and achievements of the Integrated Youth Service since June 2019. The report highlighted:


·       Youth Offending Team (YOT)


·       IMPACT Programme


·       Summer Programme


·       Targeted and Universal Youth Services


·       Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES)


·       Families Fighting Against Crime


·       Southport Outreach


·       New Beginnings


·       Youth Bus


·       Linacre Mission


·       Partnership work




That the report be noted.





Information Sharing Agreement

To receive an update from Chris White, Localities Team Manager



The Partnership received an update from Chris White, Localities Team Manager regarding an Information Sharing Agreement. Mr. White commented that that an agreement would be ready to disseminate amongst the Partnership in time for the next meeting to be held on 12 December 2019.




That the update be noted.



Street Intervention Team pdf icon PDF 110 KB

Briefing note of Tony Harland, Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service    


Joe Cunliffe and Suzi Tosi-Nile, Merseyside Fire and Rescue, presented a brief overview report of the Street Intervention Team. They explained that Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service (MFRS) was funded by the Sefton Safer Community Safety Partnership to provide an Outreach Team in Sefton since November 2018. The aims of the Outreach Team were to engage with young people on the streets of Sefton, to reduce anti-social behaviour and to provide reassurance to local residents. MFRS subsequently recruited and trained a number of personnel to establish a team and had supported the initiative by financing all other on-costs, such as; uniforms, vehicles, fuel, management time, and administration.



(1)     the report be noted; and

(2)     the initiative’s delivery be  joined up with wider Locality colleagues.



Any Other Business


Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service


Joe Cunliffe reported that there had been a significant reduction in deliberate fire setting. Also, he reminded the Partnership that the Service’s busiest period of the year was Bonfire Night so forward planning is already in place.


South Sefton Clinical Commissioning Group


Tracey Forshaw commented on a recent domestic homicide of an elderly citizen.. TW agreed to provide the Board with an update on progress of the DHR.


Health and Wellbeing Board


Helen Armitage commented that she was seeking to refresh the Health and Wellbeing strategy, and would welcome any input from the Partnership.



Date of Next Meeting

The next meeting will be held on Thursday, 12 December 2019 at Town Hall, Bootle, commencing at 10:00 am.






That the next meeting be held on Thursday, 12 December, 2019 at Bootle Town Hall, commencing at 10:00.