Agenda and minutes

Sefton Safer Communities Partnership
Thursday 12th March, 2020 10.00 am

Venue: Town Hall, Bootle

Contact: Paul Fraser  Democratic Services Officer

Items
No. Item

40.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were submitted from, Tony Harland, Superintendent Graham Robson, Stephen Martlew and Nicky Horn.

41.

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.

 

Minutes:

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

 

42.

Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 63 KB

Minutes of the meeting held on 5 December 2019.

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

 

That the Minutes of the meeting held on 5 December 2019 be confirmed as a correct record.

 

43.

Female Out of Court disposal Project

Christopher Millward, Merseyside Police.

Minutes:

Chris Millward gave a presentation on the Female out of Court Disposal Project which was intended to reduce re-offending.

 

The presentation gave details of:

 

The eligibility criteria;

Areas of Need;

The issuing process;

Achievements to date; and

Next steps

 

Particular reference was made to future funding and any contributions which the Strategic Partnership could make.

 

Reference was made to the proven successes set out in the presentation and, bearing this in mind whether national funding for the scheme would be more appropriate.

 

RESOLVED:

 

(1)           That future funding for this scheme be considered once the funding for the Sefton Safer Communities Partnership funding for 2020-2021 is agreed;

 

(2)           That it be placed on record and reported back to Merseyside Police that the Partnership would suggest that funding for this project should be considered nationally; and

 

(3)           A letter of support for such funding be sent on behalf of the Partnership.

 

44.

Merseyside Community Rehabilitation Company Strategic needs analysis pdf icon PDF 479 KB

Karen Rooney, CRC

Minutes:

Karen Rooney gave a presentation on the Merseyside Strategic Needs Assessment giving updated data as at 9 January 2020.

 

RESOLVED:

 

That the presentation be noted.

 

45.

Conference Report

Chris White, Localities Team Manager – South.

Minutes:

Chris White presented a report on the Tackling Serious Organised Crime Partnership Conference which had taken place on 4 December 2019 and had brought together over 60 representatives from a range of partner agencies. The aim of the conference was to understand and develop a response to Serious and Organised Crime (SOC) in south Sefton.

 

Resolved;

 

That the report be noted and priorities fed into next year’s SSCP Action Plan

 

46.

Domestic and Sexual Abuse pdf icon PDF 74 KB

Update from Steven Martlew, Localities Service Manager – North.

Minutes:

The Partnership considered the report of the Localities Service Manager giving an update on the undermentioned topics with regards to Domestic Abuse:

 

Governance Review:

 

A brief governance review had been completed following which it was proposed to merge the operational group and the executive group into a single Domestic Abuse Steering Group.

 

LCR Dispersed Accommodation Project 2020/21:

 

The report gave an update of funding for the project which helped support Domestic Abuse victims in a manged move that would provide stability and sustainability for the future.

 

Target Hardening:

 

Funding for this project would no longer be available from April 2020 and it was suggested that an underspend in the Sefton Safer Communities Partnership budget be used in order to ensure there was no break in this valuable service.

 

Domestic Abuse Conference:

 

The annual Sefton Domestic Abuse Conference would take place on 26March 2020 at Linacre Methodist Mission, Litherland.

 

RESOLVED:

 

(1)           the change in governance structure be approved;

 

(2)           the use of Sefton Safer Communities Partnership underspend in 2019/20 to fund a 3-year target hardening contract be approved; and

 

(3)           members be encouraged to book onto the Sefton Annual Domestic Abuse Conference and circulate amongst relevant staff in their organisations.

 

 

47.

Refugee and Asylum seekers pdf icon PDF 56 KB

Update from Steven Martlew, Localities Service manager - North

Minutes:

Steven Martlew submitted a report giving an update on Asylum and Refugee issues within Sefton. The report made specific reference to Refugee Resettlement, Asylum Seekers and gave an update on a recent meeting of the Sefton Asylum, Refugee and Migration Forum.

 

RESOLVED:

 

That the report be noted.

 

48.

Local Policing update

Superintendent Graeme Robson

Minutes:

The Partnership received a verbal update from Superintendent Mike O’Malley. During his presentation, Superintendent O’Malley highlighted issues regarding:

 

·       Investigations following a recent damage only firearms discharge

·       Operation Uplift

·       Organised Crime

·       Burglaries

·       Plain clothes operations

·       Knife crime

·       Operation Target

RESOLVED:

 

That the update be noted.

 

49.

PREVENT Action Plan

Chris White, Localities Team Manager – South

Minutes:

Further to Minute No. 32 of the meeting held on 5 December 2019 Chris White updated the Partnership on work which had been ongoing to progress an Action Plan following approval of the revised Sefton PREVENT Strategy 2020-21. It was anticipated that this would be completed for the next meeting of the Partnership

 

RESOLVED:

 

That:

 

(1)           The update be noted; and

 

(2)           The action plan be considered at the next meeting.

 

 

50.

Homeless death review final report

David Hunter

Minutes:

Further to Minute No. 43 of the meeting held on 14 March 2019 David Hunter submitted a report detailing a review of a death of a man with a street based lifestyle which had been commissioned by the Partnership. The report detailed the particular circumstances of the case and investigated any actions which could be put in place in an effort to reduce the possibility of any similar occurrence in the future.

 

RESOLVED: That

 

(1)           The report be noted;

 

(2)           The recommendations set out in the report be supported;

 

(3)           The situation be monitored and future reports brought to the Partnership as appropriate;

 

(4)           A presentation on drug/alcohol services be given to a future meeting of the Partnership; and

 

(5)           A presentation on homeless services be given to a future meeting of the Partnership.

 

51.

Integrated Youth Services pdf icon PDF 75 KB

Rossana Stanley, Localities Service Manager – Central.

Minutes:

Ros Stanley gave a report updating the Partnership on the Integrated Youth Services and highlighting the following:

 

Re-offending rates;

Victim work;

Trauma Informed Practice;

Youth Work; and

Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme

 

RESOLVED:

 

That the report be noted.

 

52.

Partnership Membership review

Chris White, Localities Team Manager - South

Minutes:

Further to Minute No. 38 of the meeting held on 5 December 2019 Chris White gave an update on the review and refresh of the Membership of the Partnership. In the main the present Membership was considered to be appropriate but it was felt that the addition of representatives from Education and Children’s Social Care would be useful.

 

RESOLVED:

 

That the update be noted and the proposal to add representatives from Education and Children’s Social Care be approved.

 

53.

Any Other Business

Minutes:

Violence Reduction Partnership – it was reported that additional funding had been agreed for a further 12 months and Sue Holden would be the link.

 

A Task and Finish Group had been set up to allocate funding from VRP proposals which would be approved in consultation with the Chair of the Partnership.

 

54.

Date of Next Meeting

The next meeting will be held on Thursday, 11 June 2020, at Town Hall, Bootle, commencing at 10:00 am.

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

 

That the next meeting be held on Thursday, 11 June, 2020 at Bootle Town Hall, commencing at 10:00 am.