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Title: Introducing Overview and Scrutiny arrangements for partnerships Kathy Robinson


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Introducing Overview and Scrutiny arrangements
for partnershipsKathy Robinson
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Introduction
CfPS Annual Conference 10th June 2009 Kathy
Robinson
  • Provide and explanation of the legislation and
    statutory guidance
  • Describe intended outcomes of scrutiny
  • Clarify the role of scrutiny in terms of
    partnerships, rather than partners
  • Facilitate discussion around some tricky issues

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Context
CfPS Annual Conference 10th June 2009 Kathy
Robinson
  • Crime and Disorder Act review 2004
  • Statutory requirements Regulations
  • The Crime and Disorder (Formulation and
    Implementation of
  • Strategy) Regulations 2007
  • The Crime and Disorder (Prescribed Information)
    Regulations
  • 2007
  • Hallmarks of Effective Partnerships
  • Empowered and Effective Leadership
  • Intelligence Led Business Processes
  • Visible and Constructive Accountability
  • Effective and Responsive Delivery Structure
  • Community Engagement
  • Appropriate Skills and Knowledge

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Intended outcome of scrutiny
CfPS Annual Conference 10th June 2009 Kathy
Robinson
  • Support and strengthen existing governance
    arrangements
  • Oversee and review delivery of joint responses
  • Enhance partnership working add value to
    existing partnership arrangements
  • Provide transparency clearer link between
    partner agencies and public

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Legislation CCfA and OSC
CfPS Annual Conference 10th June 2009 Kathy
Robinson
  • Police and Justice Act 2006 Section 19, 20
    (21)
  • S19 requires every local authority to have a
    committee
  • Section 20 power to make regulations
  • Section 21 facilitates joint committees to
    support CDRP mergers
  • The Crime and Disorder (Overview and Scrutiny)
    Regulations 2009.(SI 2009 No 942) covering
    minimum standards around co-option, frequency,
    information, attendance, reports and
    recommendations.
  • Local Government Public Involvement in Health Act
    2007 S126
  • Guidance Issued May 2009

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Detail
CfPS Annual Conference 10th June 2009 Kathy
Robinson
  • Structures a committee in every local authority
    area
  • Can designate existing or create something new
  • Can be a dedicated crime and disorder committee
    or a sub committee
  • Can be the main overview and scrutiny committee
    supported by task and finish approach
  • Expect joint committees where sensible and
    appropriate
  • Terms of reference scrutinise work of CDRP/CSP
    and partners insofar as these activities relate
    to the partnership itself
  • Partnership plan priorities
  • Issues that matter to the public - CCfA

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CfPS Annual Conference 10th June 2009 Kathy
Robinson
  • Role enhance partnership arrangements and
    delivery
  • consider Councillor call for action
  • consider actions undertaken by the responsible
    authorities that make up the partnership
  • Make reports or recommendations to the
    responsible authorities
  • Two tier arrangements
  • Support and link to County Strategy Group
    requirement
  • Common sense approach
  • Agree protocols ie where an issue involves
    county level agency

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Detail - regulations
CfPS Annual Conference 10th June 2009 Kathy
Robinson
  • Co-option
  • Police Authority local authority relationship
    expectation that PA will be involved in all
    committees
  • Any of Responsible authorities or cooperating
    bodies
  • Agree protocols ie where an issue involves
    county level agency
  • Frequency at least once a year
  • Information depersonalised, in writing
  • Attendance requires attendance
  • Reports and recommendations responses required
    in writing within 28 days

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Challenges
CfPS Annual Conference 10th June 2009 Kathy
Robinson
  • Making it work in practice agree protocols
  • Relationship with CAA
  • Supporting existing governance avoiding
    duplication
  • Police Authority links with local authority

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Contacts Information
CfPS Annual Conference 10th June 2009 Kathy
Robinson
  • Kathy Robinson Partnership Development Unit
  • Kathy.robinson31_at_homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk
  • Tel 0207 035 3226
  • 07808 918037
  • Varsha Ratna Partnership Development Unit
  • Varsha.ratna_at_homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk
  • Tel 0207 035 6174
  • Regulations and Guidance available at
    www.crimereduction.homeoffice.gov.uk

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Over to you..
  • How can Overview and Scrutiny encourage police
    authorities, local authorities and other partners
    to work together to improve outcomes?
  • How might the Overview and Scrutiny arrangements
    best work in two tier areas?

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  • How can public awareness of the Overview and
    Scrutiny of crime and disorder be developed?
  • How can we maximise the CAA process to support
    improved partnership scrutiny?
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