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Decisions of the PCC - July 2017

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 - July 2017
Decision Ref No Decision Title Decision Summary Date Authorised 
 2017-38385 Funding Application -
Cleveland Police Cadet Programme

The Cleveland Volunteer Police Cadet programme is open to young people aged 13 to 17 years inclusive, with separate Cadets Units in each Local Policing Area, who meet on a weekly basis for two and a half hours.

The Programme has several key aims:

  • To promote a practical understanding of policing amongst young people.
  • To encourage a spirit of adventure and good citizenship.
  • To support local policing priorities through volunteering and giving young people a chance to be heard.
  • To inspire young people to participate positively in their communities.

In order to achieve these aims the Cleveland programme has a curriculum covering seven key areas of skills and development:

  • Citizenship and Volunteering
  • Life Skills
  • Health and Fitness
  • Outdoor Activities
  • Purpose of the Police
  • Crime Awareness
  • Community Safety

The programme aims to build bridges within communities, working to reduce the risk of crime and encouraging progression towards responsible adulthood, by providing a range of transferable skills to over one hundred young people each year.

The programme includes a number of key deliverables:

  • Support for neighbourhood policing by supporting local policing events and/or local community events.
  • Delivery of crime prevention advice to community members through specific cadet led    projects.
  • Support for young people considering a career in the police service.
  • Development of young people through signposting to additional structured activity such as Duke of Edinburgh, Duke of Cornwall and National Citizenship Service.
  • Successful completion of the learning objectives and competency framework across each of the seven specified areas of achievement for all cadets involved in the scheme for a period of two years or more.
  • Progression of older cadets into Senior Cadet and Volunteer Instructor roles.
  • Voluntary work undertaken in addition to the core cadet unit hours.

Funding will cover the costs of a Cadet Co-ordinator at 15 hours per week and a Programme Support Worker at 37.5 hours per week paid who will oversee the programme. Funding will also be utilised to cover:

  • Volunteers expenses
  • Uniform
  • Vehicle hire and fuel
  • Activities
  • Refreshments
  • Insurance
  • Volunteer training
  • Equipment

The cadets also undertake a range of fundraising activities to supplement funding received through the PCC.

2017-39915 Funding - Barnardos 

Since 2014/15 the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) has grant funded Barnardo’s to provide emotional and practical support to anyone under 18 who has experienced sexual violence acutely or historically by offering Independent Sexual Violence Advisor (ISVA) support. In November 2015, this contribution increased due to the introduction of the Police Vulnerable, Exploited, Missed and Trafficked (VEMT) Team which successfully highlighted more victims needing support, increasing the volume of referrals to the Barnardo’s service (decision ref 103-2015) which required an increase in capacity to ensure waiting lists were kept to a minimum.

Barnardo’s provide a victim focused ISVA Service that is distinct from the role of crisis worker and counsellor through working in partnership with a range of agencies in order to best support young victims of sexual abuse. Child/young person ISVAs ensure a seamless client journey ensuring that all child victims and witnesses have their holistic needs met which in turn assists with their healing and recovery. Support is provided in relation to the Criminal Justice Process, from reporting a crime or whether deciding to report a crime and throughout the trial process, as necessary.

This decision record form is to approve the continuation of grant funding to Barnardo’s for a further 12 months (1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018). During this period the Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) and ISVA provision will be subject to a collaborative commissioning process with NHS England. The specialist provision for young people will be included as part of the tendering opportunity to ensure service sustainability and consistency across the Cleveland area. The new provision will be in place from 1 April 2018.

2017-40640 Procurement of Integrated
Communications Control System (ICCS) replacement

Cleveland Police currently have an ICCS System which is old technology; the hardware is no longer able to support necessary upgrades and in addition there is no facility at the M8 fall back site.

A business case for £700k funding to replace and upgrade the ICCS was submitted to Towards 2020 and approved for 2016/17. The initial business case was for two installations of ICCS, one at HQ and one at the M8 fall back site. Following a review of the costs a decision was made to install in one location only and therefore the budget was reduced to £450k.

In February 2017, a report was submitted to the PCC providing details of the two frameworks available to procure an ICCS Replacement and recommendations to award the contract for ICCS to Bidder 2 from the South Yorkshire Framework. In February 2017, the PCC made a decision to accept these recommendations.

Prior to placing the order, it was identified that a number of key components to deliver the solution which included links to telephony and GPS had been omitted from the original pricing on both frameworks. In addition a review of the Force Control Room (FCR) Migration strategy has identified a number of options for consideration in relation to the ICCS Replacement.

There are two compliant frameworks available to use. Following the inclusion of the additional components required to deliver an operational ICCS within the Force, a review of both frameworks was conducted to establish which best met the needs of the organisations and offers the greatest value for money

The successful bidder will be due to install the ICCS at the CSH in readiness for the Force Control Room Migration. The initial capital costs are £442,700 to be split between 2017/18 and 2018/19 and on-going revenue costs of £91,100 per annum for four years.

The appendix to this decision record form contains full details of the options in relation to installation, procurement process and outcome.

2017-41461 Funding - Summer Fun Club -
Positive Parents Group

Positive Parents are a voluntary group made up of local parents within Hartlepool that aim to engage with young people, parents and the wider community in Hartlepool. The Group recognised there was a need for young people to access activities at a reduced rate. 

They have applied for funding for a contribution towards their Summer Fun Club. Their programme offers a diverse range of activities and family events over a four week period during the summer holidays to help divert youngsters away from antisocial behaviour. Last year, over 220 young people registered for the four week initiative with a footfall of over 2000 visitors.

The group has been successful in receiving £2,680 from other organisations in support of their programme and requires a further £1288.20 for providing activities.

This Summer Fun Club supports the PCC's objective of Securing the Future of Our Communities.

2017-41463 Funding - Rifty Youth
Project 2017

The Rifty Youth Project has requested funding to run a summer club for young people in Hartlepool during the summer term. The Rifty Youth Project would like to deliver four sessions per week over a four week period starting on the 7 August 2017.

Session plans include sport, healthy cooking, arts and crafts and days out around the local area and include a hot lunch.  The project aims to reduce crime and antisocial behaviour in communities and neighbourhoods.

The club supports the PCC objectives of Securing the Future of Our Communities.

2017-41464 Funding - Hartlepool Crime
Prevention Panel

The Hartlepool Crime Prevention Panel applied for funding to the PCC to purchase crime prevention equipment (marker pens, cold caller stickers) and publicity material (educational leaflets and a gazebo) for use at a variety of community events across Hartlepool. The leaflets will focus on handling cold callers, car crime and keeping your shed/garden safe. The pricing of the materials is broadly consistent with similar products the PCC has purchased.

This initiative supports the PCC's objective of Working Together to Make Cleveland Safer. 

2017-41466 Funding - National Police

The Police Arboretum Memorial Trust is aiming to raise at least £4 million to design, build and maintain a new UK Police Memorial. The Memorial which will be based at the National Arboretum is due to completed in 2019.

All PCC's have been requested to provide a contribution towards the UK Police Memorial. The Cleveland PCC has approved a £1,000 contribution towards the project.  

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