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Appendix A
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Register of Police Authority and Constabulary Involvement in Significant Partnerships
Name / Type of
Partnership
Objectives
Constabulary
Lead
Police
Authority
Lead
Other
members
Statutory or
regulatory
context
Support for
A & S corporate
priorities
Risks of failure
Costs
Decision-making
1.
Association of
Police
Authorities
To represent police
authorities in England,
Wales and Northern
Ireland, both on the
national stage and locally.
It influences policy on
policing and it supports
local police authorities in
their important role.
Not applicable
Chair and
Chief Exec
attend APA
Council.
Chair is
Regional Rep
for the
Citizen Focus
and
Partnerships
Policy Group
Other Police
Authorities
No statutory
requirement
Influences
national
development of
law and policy.
Policy groups
shape response
to delivery of
corporate
priorities.
Risk that the views of
A&S are not fully
represented in
development of policy
and that regulation
and good practice
guidance does not
recognise local
conditions. Mitigated
by member
participation in
Executive, Plenary
and policy groups.
Financial liability
limited as constituted
as limited liability
company.
C £40k and
member
participation
Constitution is by
Memorandum and
Articles of
Association.
2.
Bristol Airport
Provide a round-the-clock
dedicated presence at
Bristol Airport, around the
site and surrounding
villages.
Geoff
Anderson
Not
applicable
Bristol Airport
Not known
Protective
services
Breakdown in
effective policing of
the airport. Increased
crime, harm to the
public.
Constabulary could
face higher costs if
airport withdrew
space and funding.
Largely borne
by the
Contabulary.
Airport is not
designated so
no central
funding is
received.
Airport provide
space and a
security grant
for some
officers.
Managed by
Constabulary.
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Name / Type of
Partnership
Objectives
Constabulary
Lead
Police
Authority
Lead
Other
members
Statutory or
regulatory
context
Support for
A & S corporate
priorities
Risks of failure
Costs
Decision-making
3.
Children's Trusts
Improve wellbeing of
children
BCU
Various
Councils,
PCTs, LSC,
Connexions,
YOTs, Fire and
Rescue
Constabulary
and Police
Authority
have a duty
to cooperate
under the
Childrens Act
2004.
Children and
Young People's
Strategy
Increased workload
for Constabulary.
Attendance at
meetings.
5
Childsafe
Empower young people,
improve care and reduce
opportunities for abuse in
its widest sense.
Chris Gould
Not
applicable
Childsafe
(international
charity)
Not a
statutory
requirement.
Supports
priorities relating
to crime
prevention but is
not key to
meeting these
priorities.
Failure of the
partnership might
increase workload
within the
Constabulary.
Limited funding
and
accommodatio
n provided.
No.
6.
Counter-
Terrorism
Intelligence Unit
Improve regional
intelligence relating to
counter-terrorism
Jackie Roberts
Not
applicable
4 other forces
within the
region. Home
Office provide
funding.
Not a
statutory
requirement
by created by
the Home
Office
Essential to
meet
protective
services
priorities.
Lack of compatibility
with Special Branch
and other A & S
initiatives.
Mitigated
management by A &
S ACC.
Home Office
provide funding
through ACPO
TAM.
Guidance is
given to the
CTIU about
where the
funding should
be allocated.
Building is
leased in the
name of A&S.
Unit is hosted by
A&S and managed
by A&S ACC.
Currently officers
are seconded from
other forces but in
time all will be
employed direct by
A&S.
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Name / Type of
Partnership
Objectives
Constabulary
Lead
Police
Authority
Lead
Other
members
Statutory or
regulatory
context
Support for
A & S corporate
priorities
Risks of failure
Costs
Decision-making
7.
Crime and
Disorder
Reduction
Partnerships
(CDRPs)
Overarching objective is to
reduce crime, anti-social
behaviour, harm caused by
alcohol and drugs and
improve public confidence.
Specific objectives vary
across districts.
BCU
Various ­ see
below.
Various ­ see
below.
Constabulary
and Police
Authority are
responsible
authorities
under the
Crime and
Disorder Act
1998. Duties
enhanced by
Police Act
2006.
Support Policing
Plan priorities of
reducing crime
and improving
public
confidence.
Partnership work
supports the
embedding of
Safer Stronger
Neighbourhoods
and PACT.
Loss of opportunity to
engage support in
dealing with policing
plan priorities.
Poor performance in
Comprehensive Area
Assessment could
lead to loss of
reputation and greater
inspection
intervention.
Different
arrangements
across districts.
CDRPs make
decisions, in some
areas within the
parameters set by
the LSP and LAA..
Constabulary may
veto decisions
affecting them.
8.
Crimestoppers
Helping to find criminals
and solve crimes
Various
Moira Hamlin
Crimestoppers
employees
(Independent
charity)
No statutory
requirement
Policing Plan
priorities of
increasing
offences brought
to justice and
improving
satisfaction.
Reduced detection
performance
Attendance
Moira Hamlin is on
the Board.
9.
Crown
Prosecution
Service ­
Froomsgate
Foster a good working
relationship between the
police and the CPS to
improve service to
witnesses and victims
John Long
Not
applicable
CPS
No statutory
requirement,
but
established
to achieve
the
recommendat
ions of the
Glidewell
Report
(1998)
Policing Plan
priorities of
increasing
offences brought
to justice and
increasing
satisfaction
Lack of cooperation
could result in poor
charging decisions.
Liability for the lease
is shared.
Constabulary
pay £70k part
cost of the
lease of
Froomsgate
House and for
the Witness
Care Unit.
No joint decision-
making but Witness
Care Unit is joint
with the CPS.
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Name / Type of
Partnership
Objectives
Constabulary
Lead
Police
Authority
Lead
Other
members
Statutory or
regulatory
context
Support for
A & S corporate
priorities
Risks of failure
Costs
Decision-making
10.
Drug
Interventions
Programme
Government programme to
tackle drugs and reduce
crime.
BCU
Not
applicable
Drugs Action
Team partners
vary but
include PCT,
Probation and
drug treatment
agencies.
Home Office
Programme
Improves
capacity for
detections,
offender
management
and crime
prevention
Reduced performance
Aggregated
funding
received from
Home Office is
approx £40k,
this is
channelled
direct to
districts
Largely managed
through Drugs
Action Teams and
linked to CDRP.
11.
Forensic
Analytics
Improve future VfM in
procurement of forensic
analytic services. More
responsive forensic
services, improved
turnaround times, and
further development of
forensic science market
Head of
Scientific
Services
Peter Heffer
14 partner
police forces
No direct
statutory
requirement.
Police
Authority has
a duty to
collaborate
with other
forces to
improve
efficiency
(Police and
Justice Act
2006).
Driver is value
for money, so
supports the
Policing Plan
priority of using
resources more
efficiently.
No forensic service.
Contractors who lose
may reduce their
capacity below what
the new companies
can deliver,
particularly in short-
term.
Increase in costs.
Damage to reputation.
Costs are
shared
between the
partner forces.
Collaborative
agreement and Joint
Committee in place.
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Name / Type of
Partnership
Objectives
Constabulary
Lead
Police
Authority
Lead
Other
members
Statutory or
regulatory
context
Support for
A & S corporate
priorities
Risks of failure
Costs
Decision-making
12.
Local Criminal
Justice Board
Improving delivery of
justice; improving service
to victims and witnesses;
securing public confidence
in the Criminal Justice
system.
Chief
Constable
Kirsten
Stephen as
observer
Courts Service,
Prison Service,
YOTs, CPS,
Probation
Services,
Victim Support.
Established
by Criminal
Justice Act
2003.
Policing Plan
objectives to
increase trust
and confidence,
victim
satisfaction, and
increase
proportion of
offences where
the offender is
brought to
justice.
Could reduce police
input on offender
outcomes.
Potential for
reputational risk and
loss of confidence
amongst victims and
witnesses.
Dependent on
effective working to
ensure collection of
confiscated assets.
Operates as a
joint committee
of criminal
justice
agencies so
cost is in
participation
rather than
financial
contribution.
Partnership is
funded by the
Office for
Criminal
Justice
Reform.
Sets strategic
priorities.
13.
Local
Safeguarding
Children's
Boards
Promote the safety of
children
Lawrie Lewis
and BCU
Not
applicable
Councils, PCT,
Constabulary,
Registered
Social Landlord
, voluntary
sector
representatives
, Probation
Service
Statutory
requirement
for
Constabulary
under
Childrens Act
2004
Serious crime
and protection,
Youth strategy
Harm to individual
children; reputational
risk
Officer time
Different reporting
arrangements
across A&S ­
generally has links
to a broader
Children and Young
People's
Partnership,
Children's Services
and LAA..
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Name / Type of
Partnership
Objectives
Constabulary
Lead
Police
Authority
Lead
Other
members
Statutory or
regulatory
context
Support for
A & S corporate
priorities
Risks of failure
Costs
Decision-making
14.
Local Strategic
Partnerships
Overarching objective is to
develop the Sustainable
Community Strategy and
deliver this vision for the
local area through the
Local Area Agreement.
BCU
Various, see
Appendix B
(BCU
partnerships)
Differences
across A & S.
Core
membership
includes
councils,
health,
education,
environment
services as
well as
voluntary and
community
sector.
Constabulary
and Police
Authority
have a duty
to cooperate
in the Local
Area
Agreement
and this is
largely
coordinated
through the
LSP.
Corporate
priorities should
take account of
the Sustainable
Community
Strategy and
therefore
priorities should
be linked.
Financial risk, loss of
income from Area
Based Grant.
Reputational risk as a
result of any
breakdown in
relatioinship.
Attendance
Executive
decision-making
rests with Local
Authorities but
LSPs set the
Sustainable
Community
Strategy and
influence core
local priorities.
Constabulary and
Authority must
agree any LAA
targets which they
have a role in
delivering.
15.
Local Resilience
Forum
Oversee the maintenance
of the community risk
register to ensure that
there is an emergency plan
in place to be put into
action in response to a
major emergency.
Jackie Roberts
Not
applicable
Other local
agencies
Established
under the
Civil
Contingencie
s Act 2004
and run by
GOSW
Improves
community
safety
Uncoordinated
responses to major
incident would have
impact on public
safety, reputation and
costs of response.
No partnership
costs but some
pump-prime
initiatives
undertaken by
the
Constabulary.
ACPO rep.
16.
Multi-Agency
Public Protection
Arrangements
(MAPPA)
Manage sexual and violent
offenders and protect the
communities in which they
live.
Jackie Roberts
Not
applicable
Prison and
probation
services
Yes
Important to
public protection
Information not being
passed from one
partner to another
leading to harm to the
public and
reputational risk
Attendance ./
time ­ back
office costs
funded by
Ministry of
Justice
Yes
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Name / Type of
Partnership
Objectives
Constabulary
Lead
Police
Authority
Lead
Other
members
Statutory or
regulatory
context
Support for
A & S corporate
priorities
Risks of failure
Costs
Decision-making
17.
Partner funding
for Police
Officers and
PCSOs
Increase police and PCSO
presence in specific areas
of the region.
Rod Hansen
Moira Hamlin
Separate
agreements
with County,
district, Unitary
councils,
hospitals,
universities,
Cribbs
Causeway etc.
Not a
statutory
requirement
but
government
recommende
d approach
Supports
neighbourhood
policing,
reduction of
crime and anti-
social behaviour,
improving
confidence
If funding was
suddenly withdrawn,
Constabulary would
have 70 unfunded
PCSOs ­ however
turnover is quite high
so this could be
managed down.
Reputational risk if
PCSO numbers
diminish rapidly and
potential for loss of
confidence.
Close to full
cost recovery
but not costs
such as
training and
uniform
Ultimately the
Constabulary but
joint tasking of
partner funded
PCSOs
18.
Police
Community Trust
To help local communities
to become safer, better
places to live.
Paul Lillington
Moira Hamlin
Others
contribute
funding to the
charity
No statutory
requirement.
Charity.
Supports crime
reduction.
Reputational and loss
of goodwill could lead
to diminishment of
funding.
£20k pa
Allocation of grants.
19.
Regional Chiefs
and Chairs
Ensure coordination on
regional matters
Chief
Constable
Chair and
Chief
Executive
Chief
Constables,
Chairs and
Chief
Executives of
Police
Authorities in
the region.
Non statutory
but helps
fulfill new
duty to
collaborate
Enhanced
coordination and
collaboration
helps to increase
organisation
efficiency.
Lack of regional
collaboration limits
opportunity for
efficiency
Attendance
For Constabulary
decisions taken by
Chiefs, for Authority
major decisions
would be made
through full
Authority.
20.
Regional
Intelligence Unit
(RIU)
Share intelligence, prepare
strategic assessments
Jackie Roberts
Not
applicable
Region, UKIS,
RIC, HMP,
SOCA
No statutory
requirement.
Supports
intelligence
relating to
protective
services.
Reduced ability to
share intelligence
across the region.
£69k pa, part-
funded cost of
Superintendent
post.
Gloucestershire is
the lead force and
takes operational
responsibility for the
Unit.
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Name / Type of
Partnership
Objectives
Constabulary
Lead
Police
Authority
Lead
Other
members
Statutory or
regulatory
context
Support for
A & S corporate
priorities
Risks of failure
Costs
Decision-making
21.
Regional
Governance
Group
Oversee development of
regional collaborative
projects
Not applicable
Chair, Chief
Executive
and
Treasurer
Chairs and
Chief
Executives of
other Police
Authorities
Non statutory
but helps
fulfill new
duty to
collaborate
Increase
organisational
efficiency
Without appropriate
governance
arrangements
regional collaboration
may not meet
objectives. Lack of
accountability may
impair public
confidence.
Attendance
Major decisions
referred back to
Police Authorities
22.
Road Safety
Partnerships
Specific objectives of two
partnerships listed at 23.1
and 23.2 below
Andrew Pullan
See 23.1 and
23.2 below.
See 23.1 and
23.2 below.
Established
in response
to changes in
the grant
scheme
introduced by
the Road
Safety Act
2006. Police
Authority
involvement
is non-
statutory but
cooperation
is
encouraged
by the Dept
of Transport.
Improving road
safety is a
Policing Plan
priority
Road safety
partnerships could
remove funding from
Safecam (see below).
Attendance /
advice
Road safety
partnerships
receive central
funding.
Partnerships are
involved in setting
targets which affect
the Constabulary
and Authority.
22.1
Somerset Road
Safety
Partnership
Improve road safety and
reduce casualties
Andrew Pullan
Cathy
Bakewell
County
Council, Fire
and Rescue,
NHS,
Highways
Agency
As above
As above
As above
Attendance
As above
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Name / Type of
Partnership
Objectives
Constabulary
Lead
Police
Authority
Lead
Other
members
Statutory or
regulatory
context
Support for
A & S corporate
priorities
Risks of failure
Costs
Decision-making
22.2
West of England
Road Safety
Partnership
Optimise road safety and
ensure implementation of
the JLTP action plan.
Reduce people killed or
seriously injured on the
roads by 40%.
Andrew Pullan
Not currently
represented
4 Exec
members from
former Avon
Unitaries, 4
heads of
service,
Highways
Agency, Fire
and Rescue,
Court Services.
As above
As above
As above
Attendance
As Above
23.
Safecam (Safety
Camera
Partnership)
Reduce deaths and injuries
on the roads of Avon and
Somerset by using camera
technology to enforce
speed limits and red traffic
lights and analysing speed
and collision data.
Jackie Roberts
Not
applicable
No statutory
requirement.
Improving road
safety is a
Policing Plan
priority.
Constabulary employs
staff and leases
Wessex House. Other
liabilities would be
shared with partners
in the event of the
partnership failing.
Constabulary is the
enforcement arm of
Safecam with all
enforcement notices
in the Chief
Constable's name.
Potential reputational
risk if this is over or
under-zealous.
Risks are mitigated by
active participation of
the Constabulary.
£Nil. This
partnership
funds itself
through
Department of
Transport
Grant
channelled
through the
Road Safety
Partnerships.
Lease of
Wessex House
is paid for by
Safecam in
A&S name.
There are
approx 50
employees
contracted to
A&S and
funded by
Safecam.
Partnership is
chaired by A&S
ACC.
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Name / Type of
Partnership
Objectives
Constabulary
Lead
Police
Authority
Lead
Other
members
Statutory or
regulatory
context
Support for
A & S corporate
priorities
Risks of failure
Costs
Decision-making
24.
Sexual Assault
Referral Centre
Improve services to victims
of sexual assault.
Jackie Roberts
Not
applicable
Partnership
Health Trust
No statutory
requirement.
Care of victims,
rape detection
and public
confidence.
Service to victims
would be reduced.
Financial and
reputational risks
mitigated by ensuring
Constabulary is
adequately
represented on
management boards.
£160k pa.
Governance and
finance agreement
in the process of
being finalised.
25.
South West
Regional
Collaboration
Programme
Make efficiencies and
improve services through
collaboration with other
forces
Jackie Roberts
Treasurer
South West
police forces
and Police
Authorities
Statutory
duty on
Police
Authorities to
collaborate
under the
Police and
Justice Act
2006
Organisational
Management
Fail to make
efficiencies. Policing
and Crime Bill would
enable Home Office
intervention.
Governance through
Regional Chiefs and
Chairs.
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Name / Type of
Partnership
Objectives
Constabulary
Lead
Police
Authority
Lead
Other
members
Statutory or
regulatory
context
Support for
A & S corporate
priorities
Risks of failure
Costs
Decision-making
26.
Southwest One
(Joint Venture
Company)
Southwest One, Avon and
Somerset Police, Somerset
County Council and
Taunton Deane Borough
Council with IBM have
formed an innovative
partnership to transform
their organisations and
deliver more efficient and
cost-effective corporate
services for the next 10
years via a joint venture
company called Southwest
One. Its high level
objectives include: improve
access to frontline
services; improve
productivity through
investment in technologies;
provide an excellent
working environment.
Tracy Hayler
Chair of the
Authority /
Deputy Chair
IBM, Somerset
County
Council,
Taunton Deane
Borough
Council
No statutory
requirement,
contract in
place
between
Avon and
Somerset
and
Southwest
One.
Improving 5 high
level objectives
as set out in the
business case
Potential financial loss
and damage to
reputation. Set out
more fully in
Southwest One
business case ­ see
separate risk register.
Detailed in
contract with
Southwest
One.
Decisions are taken
within contract limits
and monitored by
the intelligent client.
Further there are
reserved matters in
which Avon and
Somerset has a
veto.
The Chief Constable
and Chair of the PA
sit on the Board.
27.
West of England
Partnership
Sustain prosperity and
quality of life and enhance
confidence of public and
private investors
Not applicable
Chair of the
Authority has
attended
Leaders of the
former Avon
unitary
authorities,
GOSW,
SWRA, social,
economic and
environmental
partners
No statutory
requirement
but links to
Managing
resources
Policing and
community safety will
be given less priority
in decisions about
improving prosperity
and ensuring
appropriate regional
infrastrucrture
Attendance
Board takes
strategic sub-
regional decisions.
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Name / Type of
Partnership
Objectives
Constabulary
Lead
Police
Authority
Lead
Other
members
Statutory or
regulatory
context
Support for
A & S corporate
priorities
Risks of failure
Costs
Decision-making
28.
Youth Offending
Teams (YOTs)
Respond to the needs of
young offenders in a
comprehensive way ­
reduce reoffending.
BCU ­ see
attached
district tables
Not
applicable
Teams include
police,
Probation
Service, social
services,
health,
education,
drugs and
alcohol misuse
and housing
officers.
Established
by Crime and
Disorder Act
Children and
Young People's
Strategy, crime
reduction
Increase in
reoffending by young
people
Constabulary
staff working
within teams
Decisions taken by
multi-agency
management
boards.