The Authority has nominated Members to lead on partnership working in each of the policing areas. Members play an active role in Community Safety Partnerships, Children's partnerships and Overview and Scrutiny work. members use this experience to help resolve any policing issues and to influence their decsion making.
Our Effectiveness in Partnership Working
The Partnership Scrutiny Group was formally created by the Authority on 16 December 2008 (Minute 73) to scrutinise the effectiveness of the Authority’s contribution to partnership working. The Review was established based on the prominence of partnership working in the Authority’s risk register. As a result, the development of partnership working was agreed as a key action in the Authority’s 2008/09 and 2009/10 Business Plans. Partnership working is seen as central to the delivery of the Authority’s Mission:
“To work in partnership with Cheshire Constabulary and others to create safer communities; and increase confidence and satisfaction in policing.”
This link will take you to the Partnership Strategy
To read the Partnership Scrutiny Group Final Report click here
Community Safety Partnerships
The Crime & Disorder Act 1998 (as amended) made police authorities responsible authorities in respect of community safety partnerships. This meant that police authorities, along with the local police, Councils, Primary Care Trust and Fire Authority are responsible for ensuring the delivery of a local community safety strategy. The Strategy is produced in consultation with the local community and partners, and is aimed at addressing community safety issues such as anti-social behaviour, road safety and criminal damage.
Cheshire West & Chester CSP
Cheshire East CSP
The Children Act 2004 made provision for the objectives set out within the Every Child Matters (ECM) agenda, and placed a duty on a number of partners to work together to ensure everything is being done to protect the well-being of our children and young people.
The Act placed duties on police authorities in terms of cooperating with the children’s services authority and ensuring their own functions (and those of the police) have regard to the Every Child Matters agenda.
Children and young people identified five key areas for which they wanted support to:-
· be healthy;
· stay safe;
· enjoy and achieve;
· make a positive contribution; and
· achieve economic well-being.
In Cheshire,Halton and Warrington, partnership work dedicated to improving the wellbeing and safeguarding of children and young people continues to be important to find out what works best for children and young people.
Children and young people now have far more say about issues that affect them as individuals and collectively.
Local Criminal Justice Board
The Authority is involved with the Criminal Justice Board at many levels to ensure that they are aware of progress being made across the criminal justice system and to help people to feel confident in the justice process.
Cheshire Local Criminal Justice Board