Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

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Safer Stockton Partnership Minutes

Date:
Tuesday, 24th March, 2015
Time:
09.30 a.m.
Place:
Jim Cooke Conference Suite, Stockton Central Library, Stockton on Tees, TS18 1TU
 
Please note: all Minutes are subject to approval at the next Meeting

Attendance Details

Present:
Geoff Lee (Chair), Cllr Steve Nelson, Dr Neville Cameron (Cleveland Police and Crime Commissioners Office), Gilly Marshall (Thirteen), Ian Coates (Cleveland Police), Jeff Evans (DTV CRC), Miriam Sigsworth (Youth Offending Team), Frederick Gook (Stockton District Neighbourhood Watch), John Bentley (Safe in Tees Valley), Steve Hume, Caroline Wood, Julie Nixon, Jane Humphreys, Emma Champley, Kerry Anderson (Stockton Council), Cllr Paul Kirton (Cleveland Fire Brigade), James Hadman (Catalyst). Christine Goodman (Victim Support).
Officers:
Claire Sills (DNS); Peter Bell (LD).
In Attendance:
Michael Taylor and Melissa White (Camhs)
Apologies for absence:
Councillor Jim Beall, Richard Poundford and Steve Rose.
Item Description Decision
Public
SSP
137/14
INTRODUCTIONS/APOLOGIES
Introductions and apologies were given.
SSP
138/14
DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
There were no interests declared.
SSP
139/14
MINUTES OF MEETING OF 10 FEBRUARY 2015
The minutes of the meeting held on 10th February 2015 were approved.
SSP
140/14
MATTERS ARISING
There were no matters arising.
SSP
141/14
ANY OTHER BUSINESS - IDENTIFICATION ONLY
AGREED that 618 be funded from the Partnership for two Fire Officers to ride to grass fire hotspots to try and stop the recent spate of grass fires.
SSP
142/14
MINUTES OF YOT MANAGEMENT BOARD 10 FEBRUARY 2015
AGREED that the minutes of the Youth Offending Team Management Board held on 10th February 2015 be noted.
SSP
143/14
COMMUNITY CONFIDENCE IN COMMUNITY SAFETY SERVICES
AGREED that the representative from the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) - Neville Cameron raise the matter with the PCC Office.
SSP
144/14
UPDATE OF STREET TRIAGE SERVICE
AGREED that the presentation be noted.
SSP
145/14
REVIEW OF CHILDREN'S SERVICES
AGREED that the presentation be received.
SSP
146/14
POLICE BODY WORN CAMERA
AGREED that the report be noted.
SSP
147/14
REPORTS BACK
A) LOCAL STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP
B) ADULT WELLBEING PARTNERSHIP

There were no reports back.
SSP
148/14
DATE OF NEXT MEETING - TUESDAY 5 MAY 2015 AT 9.30 AM
The date of the next meeting was noted.
Confidential
SSP
149/14
DOMESTIC ABUSE
AGREED that the report be noted.
SSP
150/14
RECORDED CRIME & DISORDER
AGREED that the report be noted.
SSP
151/14
DOMESTIC ABUSE ACTION PLAN Q3
AGREED that Domestic Abuse Action Plan Q3 be noted.
9.30 am - 12.30 pm

Preamble

ItemPreamble
SSP
141/14
The following item of business was identified:-

Grass Fires - Fire Brigade Easter Project

It was reported that the Fire Brigade had approached the Partnership requesting funding of 618 to fund two Fire Officers to ride to grass fire hotspots to try and stop the recent spate of grass fires.
SSP
142/14
The representative from YOT (Miriam Sigsworth) was in attendance at the meeting and reported that the Ministry of Justice was in the process of doing a stocktake and the YOT would receive a formal feedback in May / June 2015.
SSP
143/14
Members discussed the most recent British Crime Survey that showed that Cleveland Police had dropped a considerable amount in a league table of a confidence indicator. The representative from the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) - Neville Cameron reported that he had noted the figures and would raise the matter with the PCC Office.
SSP
144/14
Members received a presentation from Michael Taylor and Melissa White on the Street Triage Service.

The street triage teams worked alongside local police forces to make sure that people who need mental health treatment receive it as quickly as possible, and aren't unnecessarily detained under Section 136 of the Mental Health Act (MHA).

When a person was held in the custody suite and it was believed that an individual involved had a mental illness, learning disability or substance misuse problem, the police would contact the street triage team of mental health nurses to carry out an immediate assessment. This determined whether the person should be held under Section 136 of the MHA and if not, whether any follow up was needed from mental health, social or substance misuse services.

It meant those people who did need care and treatment received the right services quickly, and that those who don't were not unnecessarily detained.

The service had been backed by the Home Office and had received national praise, including from the Home Secretary, Theresa May.

The service would be rolled out though out the country and Cleveland was seen as a leading light. The service had benefitted from the joined up working of the partners.

Members felt that this was a very positive presentation and that the Partnership would like to receive further updates.
SSP
145/14
Members received a presentation on the Review of Children, Education and Social Care Delivery Arrangements Children's Services. The presentation covered the following key areas:-

* Purpose of the Review
* Background
* Key Recommendations
* Head of Schools and SEN
* Head of Safeguarding and Looked After Children
* Head of Early Intervention, Partnership and Planning
* Other Key Issues
* Functions Moving to Other Heads of Service
* Further Reviews 2015/16
* Consultation
SSP
146/14
Members were presented a report that outlined that Cleveland Police was preparing to launch 100 Body Worn Video cameras across the Cleveland Force area by April 2015. The introduction aimed to maximise crime fighting potential whilst demonstrating transparency and accountability.
SSP
149/14
Consideration was given to a report on domestic abuse. The report provided performance statistics from Cleveland Police between April 2014 and February 2015, information regarding access to Harbour services and an update regarding the Domestic Abuse Action plan.
SSP
150/14
Consideration was given to a report that provided an overview on crime and anti-social behaviour levels in the borough of Stockton between April 2014 and February 2015.
SSP
151/14
Members were presented with the Domestic Abuse Action Plan Q3. The Domestic Abuse Strategy identified a need to focus on Awareness and Education, Early Intervention and Support and Protection. The actions were all encompassed within these themes. The actions had been segmented into sections relating to Communications and Consultation, Data Collation and Information Sharing, Education and Training and Development of Support Pathways as these were the four key priority areas identified for action during the consultation process undertaken from June to December 2013.

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