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Decisions of the PCC - November 2015

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







95 - 2015

Force Medical Advisor

The Police Pension Regulations and Home Office Guidance outline the   requirement for each Police Force to have access to Occupational Health  Medical Advisors, known as Force Medical Advisors (FMA). The   previous provider invoked a 3 month termination notice as following a review of the Practice they were unable to continue providing   the service of an FMA to Cleveland Police.

It was imperative that the Force continued the services of an FMA and therefore an emergency process was invoked whereby various suppliers were contacted by telephone and email as to their ability to provide the services of an FMA for a short time whilst the Tender process was finalised. This temporary arrangement expires on 26th November 2015.

The investigation and evaluation of all procurement routes has been   conducted in a fair, comprehensive, thorough and transparent process and the results and further details can be seen by accessing the decision title link.    



96 – 2015

Retirement of Chief Constable Cheer & Arrangements for Acting Chief Constable

Chief Constable Cheer has given notice of her intention to retire from the police service. Her last day of service will be 12 January 2016; by agreement, her last day in the office   will be 6 January 2016.

The Police & Crime Commissioner has already approved the retirement proposal put forward by the Chief Constable and has determined that the appointment of a substantive Chief Constable ought properly to abide the completion of   the forthcoming Police & Crime Commissioner elections.

By virtue of s41 Police Reform & Social Responsibility Act 2011, the role of Acting Chief Constable is adopted by the Deputy Chief Constable in the event of either or both of an absence or a vacancy in the substantive office of Chief Constable.  In line with precedent (most recently Decision Record 62 – 2014) the Police & Crime Commissioner is invited to determine that:

  •   with the approval        of the Police & Crime   Commissioner and by operation of law,        during the absence and subsequent   vacancy in the office of Chief        Constable, Deputy Chief Constable Iain Spittal   will assume the        role of Acting Chief Constable.
  •   these arrangements        will commence at 00:01 on 7   January 2016 for so long as the        vacancy subsists.



97 – 2015

Prison Officer secondment to the single Integrated Offender   Management Unit

The Integrated Offender Management prison officer assists in providing a comprehensive picture in respect of an offender's risk factors and pathway needs which assists the team to support an offender, protect the public and reduce the risk of re-offending. This vital resource will enhance the team within the multi-agency IOM Hub. This decision should be read in-conjunction with decision ref: 02 – 2015. HMPS has agreed to deduct the   cost of the building lease from the original hub proposal. HMPS funded two prison officer posts until June 2015, changes to HMPS funding arrangements has meant that HMPS are no longer able to continue funding these roles. One post has been funded by Middlesbrough Troubled Families and a request was made to the PCC to provide grant funding for the 2nd post.



98 – 2015

Independent Sexual Violence Advocate (ISVA) for the Redcar and   Cleveland area, working from Eva / Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC)

Funding from the Northern Rock Foundation ceases on 31st August 2015 creating a gap in funding for the Redcar and Cleveland ISVA provision. To ensure victims from Redcar and Cleveland are provided with a service, the PCC has been asked  to match fund the home office grant in the short term until a more long term solution can be explored.



99 – 2015

Halo Project – extension to funding to 31 March 2016

Since September 2012 and the establishment of the Halo Project, the Police Authority and latterly the Police and Crime Commissioner has provided funding in support of a service to protect and support victims of honour based violence and forced marriage (HBV/FM).

The most recent funding provided to Halo from the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) covered the period 1 October 2014 – 31   September 2015 in support of the evident increase in referrals for service.

Due to a number of changes in the commissioning landscape, including the additional responsibilities and funding to commission victims services locally, it has been decided that a joint commissioning exercise for the provision of support for victims of HBV/FM and Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) will be completed together with Durham PCC.  This coincides with the wider victim referral service that is currently being commissioned jointly by the two PCCs.

Therefore, in the meantime and to ensure consistency of service it is recommended that the current arrangements be extended to March 2016 until a commissioning exercise has been completed in the way set out in the previous paragraph.








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