Safer Wolverhampton Partnership - Community Safety and Harm Reduction Strategy 2020-2023

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Closes 31 Jan 2020

Community Safety and Harm Reduction

1. Do you understand the strategy?
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2. Do you understand what the strategy will work to achieve?
(Required)
3. We aim to reduce offending by:
  • Working in partnership to ensure that high volume/risk offenders are managed effectively
  • Working with front line professionals and other partners to identify those in need of support as early as possible
  • Improve the use of pathways to change offender attitudes and behaviours
  • Working effectively with the partnership to utilise appropriate enforcement and implement interventions to change the behaviour of offenders and prevent reoffending
  • Continue to increase the use of restorative justice for lower level offences.

Is there anything else you feel the partnership should incorporate in addressing this priority?

4. We aim to prevent violence by:
  • Promoting a shared understanding that all forms of violence are unacceptable, therefore increasing confidence in reporting and help seeking
  • Working effectively with the partnership to support offenders and utilise appropriate enforcement when necessary
  • Influence implementation and delivery of the West Midlands Violence Reduction Unit to ensure that it meets local need
  • Continue to work in partnership to reduce both violence and exploitation
  • Work with partners to identify the earliest opportunity to intervene to prevent violence

Is there anything else you feel the partnership should incorporate in addressing this priority?

5. We aim to reduce harm by:
  • Empowering residents to build a collective community response to reducing harm
  • Continuing to work with communities to increase reporting of hate crime, honour-based violence and other hidden crimes
  • Increasing understanding of modern slavery in Wolverhampton and building confidence of victims to report issues and access support
  • Working with families, communities, health and education settings to identify people at risk of exploitation at the earliest possible point and provide appropriate intervention

Is there anything else you feel the partnership should incorporate in addressing this priority?

6. We aim to build community capacity by:
  • Developing a sustainable place-based approach to working with communities to address local concerns
  • Enabling residents to take responsibility for appropriate issues within their communities, supporting each other, getting involved and shaping services
  • Continue to strengthen community cohesion
  • Building on public engagement to increase confidence and build trust with communities

Is there anything else you feel the partnership should incorporate in addressing these priorities?

7. Are there any further comments that you would like to include in the consultation?