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Decisions of the PCC - December 2016

On this page, any decisions made by the Police and Crime Commissioner for Cleveland will be published. The table below outlines each decision supported by the Decision Form used by the Commissioner to justify the decision.

Note: Where a link to the decision document is unavailable. this will be updated as soon as possible

 

 

Decisions of the PCC - December 2016
Decision Ref No. Decision Title Decision SummaryDate Authorised
2016-13466 Childhood Sexual Abuse Support
2016/2017:
Arch North East 

During the financial year 2014/15 and 2015/16 a £4.85m budget for Child Sexual Abuse support services was administered through the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Norfolk to allow increased capacity of the specialist services in recognition of the unprecedented increase in need. One local service provider from the Cleveland area was successful in this process.  In 2016/17 the Ministry of Justice remained committed to supporting the increasing demand in this area and decided that this funding would be provided to Police and Crime Commissioners to administer locally based on local need.

Within Cleveland service providers have seen at least a 50% increase in the number of victims coming forward for support with those affected by childhood abuse, on average requiring more counselling sessions to aid their recovery. Therefore the Police and Crime Commissioner would like to utilise this funding to increase the counselling provision locally to support those clients who are impacted by Child Sexual Abuse (CSA). The aim being to ensure victims are provided the opportunity for counselling support in a more timely manner.

 14/12/2016
2016-14579 SOOTY (Staying Out of Trouble
Young) Project

MaSters Training Centre, based in Stockton, helps young people with Stockton and Middlesbrough develop their skills to help them progress into employment or/and further education and independent living.

The Centre has been accepted to deliver a course known as PSHE (personal, social and health education). The course which will be called the SOOTY Project (Staying out of Trouble Young) will be aimed at young people who have little or no knowledge of the modules and also offenders or youngsters at risk of offending. SOOTY will cover topics such as; keeping healthy, social relationships, careers, intimate relationships and economic responsibly.  The SOOTY Project supports the PCCs priorities of tackling re-offending, working together to make Cleveland safer and securing the future of our communities.

 18/12/2016
2016-13470 Childhood Sexual Abuse Support
2016/17 – Eva Women’s Aid

During the financial year 2014/15 and 2015/16 a £4.85m budget for Child Sexual Abuse support service was administered through the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Norfolk to allow increased capacity of the specialist support services in recognition of the unprecedented increase in need. One local service provider from the Cleveland area was successful in this process. In 2016/17 the Ministry of Justice remained committed to supporting the increasing demand in this area and decided that this funding would be provided to Police and Crime Commissioners to administer locally based on local need.

Within Cleveland service providers have seen at least a 50% increase in the number of victims coming forward for support with those affected by childhood abuse, on average requiring more counselling sessions to aid their recovery. Therefore the Police and Crime Commissioner would like to utilise this funding to increase the counselling provision locally to support those clients who are impacted by Child Sexual Abuse (CSA). The aim being to ensure victims are provided the opportunity for counselling support in a more timely manner.

 14/12/2016
2016-17562 Restorative Justice DVD 

The Victim Care and Advice Service (VCAS) support victims of crime that are particularly vulnerable and need help to cope and recover, those that have been repeat victims and those that are intimidated.

VCAS have requested funding to prepare a short film on Restorative Justice, which is the process which brings victims and offenders together to discuss their account of the same incident, with the aim of putting victims back in control and presenting offenders with the consequences of their actions. It particularly helps those that have been emotionally effected by the crime and have struggled to move on. The DVD will include interviews with three victims that have been through the Restorative Justice process that can be used to promote the intervention and to help to give victims the confidence take their interest further.

The funding provided supports the PCCs objectives of Investing in our Police, a Better Deal for Victims, Tackling Re-offending and Working Together to Make Cleveland Safer. 

 20/12/2016
2016-17590  Kicks Programme 2016/17   

Middlesbrough Football Club (MFC) Foundation launched Kick’s in 2006 which is a national initiative funded by the Premier League that uses football and the brand of a professional football club to engage 8 to 18 year olds in deprived areas. The PCC has previously awarded funding towards the Programme.

MFC Foundation have requested funding to expand the delivery of the Programme to increase provision on Friday and Saturday nights, and during the school holidays, and to run a series of campaign lead initiatives investing in Kicks as a mechanism for social change.

Many of the young people who attend are at risk of offending, or are known offenders. The benefits of the deliverables hope to include a reduction in youth crime and antisocial behaviour in the targeted areas, and an increase in community cohesion. The Kicks Programme supports the PCCs priorities of tackling re-offending, working together to make Cleveland safer and securing the future of our communities.

 14/12/2016
2016-18547 Purchase of land at Hemlington for
construction of the Community Safety
Hub

The Community Safety Hub project has completed negotiations on behalf of the PCC with Middlesbrough Council to finalise the legal agreement for the purchase of land at Hemlington and associated work to provide infrastructure to the site. The Heads Of Terms that commenced these negotiations were previously agreed by the PCC and Mayor of Middlesbrough on 25th May 2016. Legal advisors working on behalf of the PCC and Middlesbrough Council have now completed the detailed agreement that fulfil the Heads Of Terms and have prepared documents for signature by both parties.

 The basis of the agreement includes:

-       Purchase of the land for the purposes of building a Community Safety Hub at a cost of £657,000 and in accordance with the conditions confirmed as a result of Planning Permission agreed 2nd September 2016

-       A shared approach to developing the infrastructure to the boundary of the site such as power, telecommunications, water, drainage etc. These being required for the Community Safety Hub to connect into as part of the main building construction. Costs incurred by Cleveland Police are to be deducted from the overall land purchase price once completed. The agreement also covers the required permission for the construction partner to complete the work on land owned by Middlesbrough Council.

-       The construction of the access road from Stainton Way into the Community Safety Hub and in the longer term into other developments on the Hemlington Grange site. This will be funded partly by Cleveland Police as a proportionate share and as a result of other developments being progressed on the site. The overall cost of the road is estimated at £459,000 initially funded by the project to be reimbursed by Middlesbrough Council as new developments progress and/or within 10 years.

-       An option for additional land available to the PCC to the south of the site to be confirmed no later than 31st December 2020 

This decision provides a milestone within the Community Safety Hub Project and re-confirms a commitment by the PCC and Middlesbrough Council of investment in the Hemlington area. For the PCC and Cleveland Police, the completion of the legal land purchase enables the construction to commence.

The overall costs are to be funded from the overall Community Safety Hub project and have been forecasted and reported monthly into the Community Safety Hub Board, and as part of the financial accounting processes within Cleveland Police.

 20/12/2016
2016- 17084 Approval of contract for the CSH
Construction Partner Tender

The Community Safety Hub project has completed the tender process to appoint a construction partner.

 The process has used the North East Procurement Organisation (NEPO) as a framework for the tender process facilitated by Arcadis as the PCC appointed advisors for the design of the building. A full report has been produced documenting the process and assessment (which will not be published due to its inherent commercial sensitivity) but the following components of the report are included in support of the decision:

-       The tender process received five out of a possible five tenders from contractors within the NEPO framework.

-       During the process queries were raised and responses were provided through EU-Supply (Bluelight)

-       A tender addendum was issued to tenderers which proposed changes to the PCC requirements resulting in a two week extension to the tender period therefore completing on the 14th October 2016.

-       Tender evaluation was assessed using cost and quality of 60:40 ratio, in favour of cost.

-       The criteria for cost provided the highest score to the lowest priced tender using an evaluation formula detailed within the Invitation To Tender

-       The criteria for quality was scored against qualitative questions including:

  • Delivery of the project in accordance with the PCC requirements including proposals for innovation and efficiency
  • Structure and availability of the contractor team to deliver the project
  • Commitments to using local suppliers/resources for the duration of the project
  • Methods for ensuring the project is delivered to the right quality standards
  • Delivery of external works on behalf of Middlesbrough Council to bring utilities and services to the site
  • Working in partnership with the PCC including reporting of progress and training of staff and occupants
  • Engagement with the local community, employment of local labour, investment into public services and providing a building that is valued by the community

-       Each of the tender responses were reviewed by Arcadis, and the PCC project team reviewed questions relating to the community and potential benefits that the project could provide for Cleveland.

Overall the quality of the tender submissions was to a high standard resulting in a positive result of using the NEPO framework. The highest scoring contractor provided the lowest price submission and whilst not providing the highest score in relation to the quality indicators, still provided a strong submission on quality. Some points of clarity were identified to progress with the contractor relating to any further improvements that could be made to the programme.  These will be progressed by the project team and reported into the Community Safety Hub Project Board.

 20/12/2016
 2016-17069 To issue a Police and Crime Plan
for the period 2016-2021    

The Police and Crime Plan is the statutory document setting out the objectives of the Police and Crime Commissioner and the resources and governance arrangements to give effect to those objectives.  Pursuant to the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011, the plan must be adopted for a defined planning period and be kept under review. 

The plan must set out the following:

  • the Commissioner’s police and crime objectives;
  • the policing of Cleveland which the Chief Constable is to provide;
  • the financial and other resources which the commissioner makes available to the Chief Constable;
  • the means by which the Commissioner will scrutinise the provision of policing and the performance of the police;
  • the arrangements for services that the Commissioner will put in place to reduce crime and disorder and to help victims, witnesses and others affected by crime or antisocial behaviour.

Both the Police and Crime Commissioner and the Chief Constable must have regard to the plan when exercising their powers and duties.  In accordance with s5 of the 2011 Act, the Cleveland Police and Crime Panel formally reviewed drafts of the 2016-2021 Police and Crime Panel on 21st July, 8th September and 10th November 2016. On each occasion the panel members were given the opportunity to comment on the plan.  A report from the Panel Chair was sent to the Police and Crime Commissioner on 8th December 2016 stating that members have been consulted and views taken into consideration throughout the drafting stages of the Plan.  The Commissioner duly responded to that report. 

The Commissioner therefore formally issues the Police and Crime Plan for the period 2016 to 2021 in the form annexed hereto.

 22/12/2016
       
 
 
 
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