Due to apologies received, the following update was emailed through by S Johnson for circulation to Partners:
A meeting has taken place to discuss Sentinel training needs across the partnership. The meeting was well attended with ‘competent’ Sentinel users. Partners will now map the ASB process to highlight where the gaps are in Sentinel system provision/usage, another meeting has been arranged for the 24 June.
Leicestershire Police have completed a review of the Sentinel ISA which is now with partners for sign off. The partnership has also agreed the updated vetting process for users of the system.
Two further ASB Incremental Approach training sessions have taken place which were well attended with positive feedback. The format allowed both new members of staff and those after a refresher to hear from various speakers on the approach taken across LLR, how to refer into youth services and the steps required for Court proceedings.
At the ASB Delivery Group it was agreed that the summer campaign #safersummer, was to continue with the messages that were used last year, LCC comms will be sending out information regarding this shortly.
Partners have been reminded to refresh their links with Ask for Angela venues to ensure venues in your area are aware of the commitment, have accurate resources and are recording if the scheme is being used. If venues express an interested in being involved, please let Jo Hewitt (firstname.lastname@example.org) know.
Celebrate Safely Campaign - LFRS are sending out PDFs of leaflets for partners to use and the costs of freebies. Please continue to update any events on the LLR Community Safety Calendar where the competition/deadline details are also recorded. The next meeting is arranged for the 24 June at 2pm at Leicester Central Fire Station.
The Great Get Together - Friday 21 – 23 June across the UK people will be celebrating the Great Together – Inspired by the Jo Cox campaign. Partners are encouraged to sign up to this campaign and support the messages being promoted. At County Hall we will be encouraging staff to step away from their desks and have face to face conversations with colleagues where possible. We're also celebrating with a special world food menu, offering a different dish from across the globe each day in our canteen. This year’s focus is about getting together to celebrate kindness, respect, and all we have in common.
Centre of Hate Studies, Leicester University - Launch digital training modules on hate and extremism - email@example.com. These resources are free of charge and each training module includes real life case studies and good practice recommendations which are designed to shape improved levels of knowledge and understanding.The modules include amongst others Preventing Hate and Extremism, Hate crime on public transport and engaging with diversity. The modules can be accessed here: http://www.centreforhatestudies.com/
Action Counters Terrorism – ACT: ACT Awareness eLearning is a new CT awareness product designed for all UK based companies and organisations. ACT Awareness eLearning will provide nationally recognised corporate CT guidance to help industry better understand, and mitigate against, current terrorist methodology- https://www.gov.uk/government/news/act-awareness-elearning
Review of the Prevent Programme - An independent review of the Prevent programme, which aims to stop vulnerable people from being drawn into terrorism, is expected to commence in August 2019. Please see Home Office we link for further information:
An event was held on 11 June 2019, at City Hall which shared learning with partners on the effectiveness and impact of activities funded via the Violence Against Women and Girls Transformation Fund. The VAWG No More project involved over £600,000 coming into the sub-region. The OPCC have commissioned DMU to carry out research on the impact and next steps/ambitions for the fund and identify to incorporate into business as usual going forwards (and how) once the Home Office funding ceases on 31 March 2020. For more information contact: Simon.Downe@Leicestershire.pnn.police.uk
The Hope project is funded via an MHCLG grant to develop local specialist refuge provision for survivors with complex needs and offer support for individuals who are at risk of homelessness or insecure housing because of domestic abuse. To explore a referral for a service user, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone WALL on 0333 000 21010 or for the BME Service: Panahghar on 0800 055 6519
LLR schools have been invited to attend an event on 18 June at City Hall to maximise the impact and effectiveness of Operation Encompass - the notification received by schools when there has been a domestic abuse related police call out to a child’s home. The notification does not replace the response from CAIU and children’s social care but equips school with the information they need to understand what the child may be experiencing and support a watching brief. Operation Encompass has been running in Leicestershire since 2014. The event aims to enhance effective application of the model and leave practitioners feeling inspired.
The LLR DASV Ops Group has recently been reviewed and reformed to refine governance, strategic alignment, buy-in and impact. A new meeting structure has been developed and signed off at the LLR Vulnerabilities Board in May 2019 and multi-agency partners are not being invited to the updated meetings. For more information contact Gurjit.Samra-Rai@leics.gov.uk
LCC’s Community Safety Team and District Community Safety Representatives have agreed to work together to develop a consistent schedule for DASV awareness messages, making use of Council and partnership Social Media accounts. This will provide consistency and will complement future Communications activities developed following relaunch of the new DASV LLR Partnership Structure.