Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

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Safer Stockton Partnership Minutes

Date:
Tuesday, 18th August, 2015
Time:
09.30 a.m.
Place:
Jim Cooke Conference Suite, Stockton Central Library, The Square, Stockton on Tees, TS19 1UE
 
Please note: all Minutes are subject to approval at the next Meeting

Attendance Details

Present:
Dave Pickard (Chair), Cat Gibson (Thirteen Group), Gordon Lang, Ian Coates (Cleveland Police), Richard Parker (DTV CRC), John Bagley (National Probation Service - Cleveland), Sheila whitehead (Youth Offending Team), John Bentley (Safe in Tees Valley), Cllr Jim Beall, Cllr Steve Nelson, Jane Humphreys, Steve Hume, Julie Nixon, Carolyn Chubb (Stockton Council), Steve Rose (Catalyst), Fred Good (Neighbourhood Watch), Neville Cameron (PCC), Richard Poundford, Caroline Wood (SBC).
Officers:
Claire Sills, Peter Bell, Vicky Hatton (SBC).
In Attendance:
Rachel Beard (MBC)
Apologies for absence:
Barry Coppinger.
Item Description Decision
Public
SSP
19/15
INTRODUCTIONS/APOLOGIES
Introductions and apologies were given.
SSP
20/15
DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
There were no interests declared.
SSP
21/15
MINUTES OF MEETING OF 23 JUNE 2015
AGREED that the minutes of the meeting held on 23rd June 2015 were approved.
SSP
22/15
MATTERS ARISING
- UPDATE ON SSP FEEDBACK TO POLICE ASB ACTION PLAN
- FEEDBACK IN RELATION

Sorry Steve I didn't catch this bit on matters arising.
SSP
23/15
ANY OTHER BUSINESS - IDENTIFICATION ONLY
 
SSP
24/15
MINUTES OF SAFEGUARDING ADULTS BOARD
AGREED that the minutes of Teeswide Safeguarding Adults Board Meeting held on 8th July 2015 be noted.
SSP
25/15
TROUBLED FAMILIES - YEAR 3 REVIEW
AGREED that the presentation be received.
SSP
26/15
COMMUNITY SAFETY Q1
AGREED that the targets from the Community Safety Plan be noted.
SSP
27/15
YOT Q1
AGREED that the YOT Data Summary April 2015 - March 2016 be noted.
SSP
28/15
PCC VICTIM SERVICES PRESENTATION
AGREED that the item be deferred to a future meeting of the Partnership.
SSP
29/15
MISCHIEF NIGHT PLANNING
AGREED that the discussion be noted.
SSP
30/15
UPDATE ON DURHAM UNIVERSITY RESEARCH PROJECT ON ASB
Steve was this update given I cant see anything in my notes?
SSP
31/15
TEES-WIDE INTEGRATED OFFENDER MANAGEMENT SCHEME
AGREED that the report be noted.
SSP
32/15
FORMAT OF PSA 2015
AGREED that the report be noted.
SSP
33/15
REPORTS BACK
A) LOCAL STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP
B) ADULT WELLBEING PARTNERSHIP

There were no reports back.
SSP
34/15
ANY OTHER BUSINESS
 
SSP
35/15
DATE OF NEXT MEETING - TUESDAY 29 SEPTEMBER 2015 AT 9.30 A.M.
The date of the next meeting of the Partnership was noted.
Confidential
SSP
36/15
RECORDED CRIME & DISORDER
AGREED that the report be noted.
SSP
37/15
UPDATE ON CSE WORK IN STOCKTON
AGREED that the report be noted.
SSP
38/15
SUMMARY ON CHANGES IN POLICE RECORDING PRACTICES
AGREED that the report be noted.
9.30 am - 12.30 pm

Preamble

ItemPreamble
SSP
21/15
Consideration was given to the minutes of the meeting held on 23rd June 2015.
SSP
23/15
The following item of business was identified:-

- Community Safety Awards
SSP
24/15
Consideration was given to the minutes of Teeswide Safeguarding Adults Board Meeting held on 8th July 2015.
SSP
25/15
The Partnership was given a presentation on Troubled Families Year 3 Review. The presentation covered the following key areas:-

- Phase 2 of the programme
- Identification of Families
- Additional Resources
- Statistics
- Summary

A case study and the funding situation were detailed to the Partnership.

Members were then given the opportunity to ask questions and make comment on the presentation and these could be summarised as follows:-

- Phase 2 will be a significant challenge
- Families will continue to be monitored
- Cleveland Police are keen to be involved
- There has been different degrees of success in different areas
- There will be bigger rewards if the scheme is done right
- Healthy scepticism to the scheme
- There are already systems in place but the scheme does add another dimension
SSP
26/15
The Partnership was provided with the targets from the Community Safety Plan 2014-17.
SSP
27/15
Consideration was given to the YOT Data Summary April 2015 - March 2016.
SSP
28/15
The Partnership was informed that Barry Coppinger (Police and Crime Commissioner for Cleveland) had given his apologies for the meeting and had requested that the item be deferred.
SSP
29/15
The Partnership discussed the planning for mischief night. The comments from the Partnership could be summarised as follows:-

- There will be an overarching approach for Cleveland
- Preventative work will be looked at
- Resources will be put on the street
- Mischief night is now a cultural thing
- There is an increase in criminal activity
- The new Dispersal Orders may be used
- The Partnership should set itself a challenge of changing the cultural image
- Bonfire night is a bigger issue in some areas
- Councillors should get briefing on the issues in their ward
SSP
31/15
The Partnership was informed that the Tees-wide Integrated Offender Management Scheme had a centralised hub with annalistic funding obtained from the PCC.

There had been very good results locally and nationally. The perpetrator and the victim must both want to do the scheme. There was no benefit for the perpetrator in terms of time in prison or cash incentive.

The Scheme was still a work in progress. Performance of the scheme could be reported to the Partnership via the Community Safety Plan.
SSP
32/15
Each year Safer Stockton Partnership had undertaken a yearly partnership strategic assessment which was produced by the Community Safety Team Analyst within Stockton Borough Council.

The aim of the document was to provide the partnership with an overview of the current crime and anti-social behaviour issues in the borough, along with the harm caused by the misuse of drugs and alcohol.

It was used by the partnership to identify if there were emerging areas that needed to be included as strategic priorities for the forthcoming financial period.

The assessment drew upon research and analysis from a wide variety of partnership data between the 12 months of October through to September.

This 12 month of data was not line in financial crime figures and provided crime levels for the rolling 12 month period. Therefore the actual increase in crime based on the 12 month rolling data could often vary from that of the financial crime statistics (April to Sept).

During the first four months of the current financial year (April 15 to July 15), crime in Stockton had increased by 17.9%. Alongside this, the majority of crime categories were also showing significant increases.

This was particular of note for offences of violence. In April 2014, the Community Safety plan was implemented to cover the period of April 2014 to March 2017. The key priorities within this plan were identified by residents during the community safety team consultation in August 2013.

For the first year of the plan (end March 15) several of the performance targets within the CSP were not met. Therefore each of the six priority owners were asked to review their performance targets. Those that were still relevant and were achieved remained and others amended or removed.

As there were now several new targets and measures in place it was recommended that the PSA for this year was an exception report, looking at six month of current crime and ASB data. The report would mainly focus on the period of April 15 to Sept 15 against the same time period last year. However the statistical section would also have information relating to different data sets (6 and12mths of crime).

The research would focus on crime and ASB linked to the six priorities from the Community Safety Plan to ascertain if the partnership was on track to meet its targets. Alongside this, there would be emphasis on recommendations in order to move successfully forward during October 2015 and March 2016 in order to achieve these targets.

The report would still include a wide variety of partnership data, including analysis on victim, offenders and geographical areas however will be more focused on issues rather than rolling 12 month of data. This would allow for more streamlined report that can be utilised by the partnership to identify how the CSP was aiding with the reduction of crime and ASB.

This recommendation was supported by Steve Hume, Community Safety and Security Manager.
SSP
34/15
The Partnership was informed of the details of the upcoming Community Safety Awards.
SSP
36/15
Consideration was given to a report that provided an overview on crime and ASB in the borough of Stockton between April 2015 and July 2015 and ASB levels between April 2015 and June 2015 (July ASB data not available at time of writing).

These details had been taken from Cleveland Police Performance statistics and were restricted due to crime and ASB details not being released to the general public at the time of writing.
SSP
37/15
The Partnership was presented with the report of the Children and Young People Select Committee Task and Finish Review of CSE.
SSP
38/15
At the last meeting of the Partnership on 23rd June 2015, concerns were raised by Members of the group with regards to the rise in crime figures, in particular offences of violence.

As a result, a summary note was provided for the next meeting on in relation to crime recording practices.

The figures were restricted at the time of this meeting and the Partnership requested that an email be sent to them letting them know when the figures were available to the public.

The Partnership requested the item be considered at a future meeting to help minimise the impact and to consider a corporate message.

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