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Corporate performance on strong, safe, supportive and self-reliant communities

6.1.02 Community self reliance

Stage: In progress

Due date: 31 March 2020

Percentage complete: 0%

Status: Amber

Comments:

Work on the review has slowed as other work has had to take priority this quarter.

6.1.04 Website redevelopment

Stage: In progress

Due date: 30 September 2019

Percentage complete: 20%

Status: Green

Comments:

A government-funded project is underway with 3 other local authorities, to investigate the opportunities for developing and sharing a common code-base for local government websites.

This project will be used to redevelop the current site, with a view to delivering a new site over the next 18 months.

6.2.02 Prevent agenda

Stage: In progress

Due date: 31 March 2020

Percentage complete: 0%

Status: Green

Comments:

The Prevent Action Plan addresses issues of community cohesion and is regularly reviewed by the Prevent Steering Group.

6.2.04 ‘All of Us’ equality scheme

Stage: In progress

Due date: 31 March 2020

Percentage complete: 0%

Status: Green

Comments:

The 'All of Us' equality scheme 2017 to 2020's action plan is being refreshed for 2020 to 2021. A new equality scheme will be developed in 2020 to 2021 now that the new Council Plan has been produced.

6.4.03 Advocacy services for children

Stage: In progress

Due date: 31 March 2020

Percentage complete: 75%

Status: Green

Comments:

Independent Advocacy continues to be offered to support young people to have their voices heard. Its available for children and young people involved in children protection, children looked after, care leavers and young people who wish to make a complaint or representation.
 

6.4.05 Pay and Workforce Strategy

Stage: Completed

Due date: 31 March 2020

Percentage complete: 100%

Status: Green

6.5.01 Transition between Early Help and specialist services

Stage: In progress

Due date: 30 September 2019

Percentage complete: 75%

Status: Amber

Comments:

Deep dive audit took place autumn 2019 looking at step up and down processes from MASH to Early Help. Actions were identified and an action plan is in place to improve processes.

6.6.02 Domestic abuse multi-agency meetings

Stage: In progress

Due date: 31 March 2020

Percentage complete: 75%

Status: Green

Comments:

The domestic abuse Multi-Agency Tasking and Co-ordination (MATAC) continues to be jointly chaired by Community Safety and Police.

MATAC processes and protocols continue to evolve and are embedded to become Bracknell-specific.

Dedicated research, case monitoring and analysis resources are to be available soon from TVP and the Recency Frequency Gravity (RFG) database has been changed in order to more easily identify Bracknell offenders.

The Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Conference (MARAC (high-risk cases) is chaired and administered by Thames Valley Police (TVP) and continues to meet every 4 weeks.

In quarter 3, the revised MARAC Operating Protocol (approved by the DA Exec Group) was sent to all Designated MARAC Officers. The Protocol outlines the processes and guidance for BF MARAC cases, how the MARAC operates, roles and responsibilities of those who participate, governance, accountability and reporting structures for the MARAC.

Multi-agency training for practitioners around risk assessment and MARAC continues with 13 delegates attending over 2 sessions in quarter 3.

6.6.03 Crime and disorder

Stage: In progress

Due date: 31 March 2020

Percentage complete: 75%

Status: Green

Comments:

A number of new cases were referred to the Partnership Problem-Solving Group.

A cuckooing assessment has been developed as has a new referral form and guidance. Multi-agency attendance and participation continues to be high and valuable.

6.6.04 Multi-agency offender management meetings

Stage: In progress

Due date: 31 March 2020

Percentage complete: 0%

Status: Green

Comments:

Monthly Integrated Offender Manager (IOM) panel meetings continue to be used to identify, update and manage local prolific offenders.

There are weekly practitioner meetings identifying emerging trends, risks and blockages which are supported by BFC, Police and Probation.

6.6.05 Prevent

Stage: In progress

Due date: 31 March 2020

Percentage complete: 75%

Status: Green

Comments:

Quarterly activity includes:

  • monitoring and disseminating changes to practice, policy and risk, both domestic and international
  • distribution of the daily Research Information Communication Unit (RICU) report
  • development and maintenance of relationships with dedicated local prevent officers and Counter Terrorism Policing
  • managing referrals and concerns to the Channel process in partnership with CTPSE (Counter Terrorism Policing South-East)
  • Channel Chair best practice conference attended
  • 3 WRAP (practitioner awareness-raising) sessions delivered
  • Prevent Steering Group held
  • a number of prevent concerns were identified in Q3

6.6.06 Lexicon safety

Stage: In progress

Due date: 31 March 2020

Percentage complete: 75%

Status: Green

Comments:

The Town Centre Partnership Problem-Solving Group (PPSG) received a number of new referrals in Q3.

The group closed 2 of its standing agenda items as the demand has reduced as these have now been included within the Town Centre Patrol Plan for Police.

6.6.07 Support residents at risk of exploitation

Stage: In progress

Due date: 31 March 2020

Percentage complete: 75%

Status: Green

Comments:

In addition to ongoing work with this agenda, the following points are highlighted for quarter 3:

  • the Thames Valley Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner was successful in a bid to the Home Office for funding to set up a Violence Reduction Unit who will meet for the first time on 24 January; the Unit will comprise a platform from which to launch a multi-agency, long-term, preventative approach to violence, often associated with exploitation
  • the Modern Slavery and Exploitation Sub-Group has begun planning for its publicity awareness campaign
  • additional training for frontline practitioners on modern slavery awareness will take place on 5 March which will bring those trained to a total of 420 since September 2018
  • statutory compliance and the next step towards creating a network of champions will comprise Manager Forum presentation in January 2020
  • a BFC modern slavery referral pathway meeting is due to take place in February
  • modern slavery and exploitation e-learning is now mandatory at BFC for new starters