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Safer Future Communities news


News and e-bulletins

These news bulletins from Safer Future Communities will provide regular updates about the work of the project and useful information for the local Safer Future Communities networks and others interested in community safety.

Safer Future Communities is supporting the Voluntary Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) sector to engage with and influence the forthcoming Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) and the new commissioning landscape in which they will operate.

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The Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) Sector is made up of a diverse range of independent organisations with national and local influence - this publication is an overview of our offer to Police and Crime Commissioners

How the Voluntary, Community And Social Enterprise Sector can help reduce crime and keep communities safe in your area: our offer to police and crime commissioners



On this page you’ll find support resources which were produced for local Safer Future Communities networks including guidance on the arrangements in place within Police Authorities to prepare for the transition to police and crime commissioners and an outline of suggestions for the VCSE sector to engage with these arrangements.


Local PCCs 

A list of every PCC, compiled by the Association of Police & Crime Commissioners 


Influencing your PCC – making your case for the VCSE Sector

In the run up to and after the PCC elections many individuals, organisations, public bodies and even private companies will be vying for the PCCs attention.

Your case for the PCC to listen to the knowledge and understanding of the VCS Sector in setting their plan and ensuring continued funding of VCS community safety activities will be stronger if you address the PCCs priorities and frame the VCSs work accordingly.

This document provides guidance on building your case for the PCC.



PCC funding update – Drug Intervention Programme

From the end of March 2013 the Home Office element of Drug Interventions Programme funding (DIP Main Grant and DIP Drugs Testing Grant) will come to an end. In 2013-14, in place of existing drugs and crime grants, PCCs will receive funding from a Community Safety Fund (CSF) from which they will be able to commission community safety activities that contribute to crime prevention and reduction, including investing in existing programmes.

The Community Safety Fund will not be ringfenced; PCCs will be able to use it to commission services that help tackle drugs and crime, reduce re-offending, and improve community safety in their force area, however it will be the choice of each individual PCC how they chose to use these funds and what proportion they allocate to tackle different community safety issues.



Clinks briefing on NOMS Commissioning Intentions Discussion Document 2013 - 2014

Clinks have published a briefing on NOMS' new version of the Commissioning Intentions Discussion Document, which has been updated for the 2013-2014 commissioning cycle.

In our briefing we highlight several important differences from the previous NOMS document; notably the intention to revise the segmentation methodology used to categorise the offender population, clear guidance on what constitutes good evidence of an intervention's effectiveness, and a greater recognition of the significance of intermediate outcomes.

A second version of the document is to be published in the autumn.


NHS Confederation briefing

The NHS Confederation have published a paper giving practical information and learning on building effective engagement between health and wellbeing boards and local Criminal Justice System agencies.

This paper should be of interest to local Safer Future Communities networks in making the links between the changes in local health structures and the introduction of PCCs.