Agenda and draft minutes

Safer Sefton Together - Thursday 9th December, 2021 10.00 am

Venue: Remote Meeting

Contact: Ian Barton  Democratic Services Officer

No. Item


Apologies for Absence


Apologies for absence were received from Neil Frackelton (SWACA), Tony Harland (MFRA) and Sue Holden (Sefton CVS).



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 74 KB

Minutes of the meeting held on 9 September 2021




That the Minutes of the meeting held on 9 September 2021 be confirmed as a correct record.



SSCP - Relationship with Other Boards pdf icon PDF 56 KB

Andrea Watts


Further to Minute No. 17 of the meeting held on 9th September 2021, Andrea Watts – Executive Director, People submitted a report dealing with how the Strategic objectives were connected to improve the services offered to the Sefton community through the Sefton’s Safer Community Partnership, Sefton Safeguarding Children Partnership (formerly Local Safeguarding Children Board) and the Sefton Safeguarding Adults Board.





(1)      the Board notes the cross representation in place across the Safeguarding Children Partnership, Sefton’s Safer Community Partnership Board and the YOT management board; and


(2)      the Executive Director for Adult Social Care and Health be requested to nominate a representative from the Sefton Safeguarding Adults Board to Sefton’s Safer Community Partnership.





Youth Service and Youth Engagement pdf icon PDF 81 KB

Chris White


Simon Burnett presented a report dealing with Sefton Council’s Youth service and youth engagement mechanisms. The report set out details of the Team, staffing and activities carried out, much work being carried out in the evenings in order to engage as many young people as possible.


As part of the youth offer across the borough the Council commissioned the following providers to deliver sessions and activities:


·       Bootle Youth and Community Centre

·       Brunswick Youth Centre

·       Litherland Youth and Community Centre

·       Netherton Park Community Centre

·       Parenting 2000 (Crosby and Southport)

·       Sefton CVS (SYMBOL and Youth Voice)

·       Sing Plus

·       SPACE (MYA)

·       St Leonards Youth and Community Centre

·       Woodvale and Ainsdale Community Association

·       YCP

·       YKids


In addition, schools were considered key to engaging with young people and the youth team worked closely with education settings and created programs that would educate young people in healthy relationships and safe activities.


RESOLVED: That the report be noted.



Youth Offending Team pdf icon PDF 66 KB

Ros Stanley


Ros Stanley, Localities Service Manager (YOT) submitted a report which highlighted the Youth Offending Team’s:


·       experiences of Youth anti-social behaviour (ASB)

·       interventions they put in place to deal with Youth ASB

·       barriers to achieving success.


RESOLVED: That the report be noted.



Youth Anti-Social Behaviour - Partner Reports pdf icon PDF 100 KB

Additional documents:


Further to Minute No.  29 of the meeting held on 9 September 2021 it had been agreed that key issues raised in the Community Safety Strategic Assessment be considered by the Board during 2021 as single agenda item meetings to allow for in depth discussion on that particular subject.


The second of these had been selected as Youth Anti-Social Behaviour and the Partnership considered the following reports detailing how individual partner organisations were dealing with this issue:


A.            Merseyside Police


Report of Superintendent Graeme Robson.


B.            Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service


C.            Chesterfield High School


Report of Kevin Sexton - Headteacher.


D.            Sefton CVS


Report Presented by Sharon Cotterall.


E.             Public Health ASB Examples


Report of Helen Armitage  - Consultant in Public Health.


Arising from the discussion a number of issues were discussed which had arisen across a number of the reports:


·       Early intervention – providing support for young children with a view to preventing escalation in later years;

·       Support for children and young people with SEND;

·       Appropriate Alternative Provision to Mainstream Education and how this can be accessed;

·       Encouraging support from Parents and families – Parent Toolkit;

·       Building on existing positive outcomes;





(1)           the reports be noted;


(2)           all organisations be thanked for the detailed and thorough reports provided; and


(3)           further reports be submitted to the Board building on the issues raised.



Future agenda items - Integrated Offender Management - Prevent Duty - Drug and Alcohol Services


The Board was informed that the North West Probation and Police Leads would deliver a briefing on the key Government priority, the national Integrated Offender Management Refresh, including progress in Sefton at the next meeting of the Partnership in March 2022.


Members discussed topics for future thematic Agendas, considering a number of options including Prevent Duty, Drug and Alcohol Services and Violence Against Women and Girls.




(1)           the report be noted; and


(2)           Violence Against Women and Girls be the theme for the next meeting.



Future Name of Partnership


Andrea Watts suggested that in order to avoid confusion with other partnerships and to better reflect the current role of the Board a new name be considered for the Partnership.




That the Sefton Safer Communities Partnership be re-named Safer Sefton Together.



Date of Next Meeting

The next meeting will be held on Thursday, 17 March 2022, at the Town Hall, Bootle, commencing at 10:00 am.




That the next meeting be held on Thursday 17 March 2022 commencing at 10.00am.