The Executive Member for Neighbourhood Safety and the Director of Environment and Commercial Services submitted a report for Executive’s consideration.
The report proposed an extension to the current Community Safety Plan until 31st March 2024 to allow senior leaders time to review the priorities and produce a meaningful set of collective strategic objectives for the next 3 years.
The Crime and Disorder Act 1998 placed statutory obligations on Local Authorities and the Police to work together with Health Authorities and other relevant agencies to prevent crime and disorder.
Section 97 of the Police Reform Act 2002 amended the above Act and included the Fire Service and Clinical Commissioning Groups (now Integrated Care Board) as responsible authorities. Further reforms now include Probation Services as a responsible authority as well as the Environment Agency and Registered Social Landlords as 'participatory bodies” within a Community Safety Partnership.
The legislation required the Partnership to produce a plan detailing how it intended to tackle crime and disorder. This allowed for the development of strategies to tackle short-, medium- and long-term priorities.
The proposal was to extend the current Community Safety Plan so that it ran until the end of March 2024.
The next 12 months would provide senior leaders within the council and across partner agencies the time to fully consider the strategic priorities and ensure that meaningful objectives were set to tackle the issues across Middlesbrough.
No other options were proposed as part of the report.
That Executive approve the request to extend the current Community Safety Plan until March 2024.
It was a statutory duty of the Community Safety Partnership to develop this plan.