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Decisions of the PCC - September 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 - September 2017
Decision Ref No Decision Title Decision Summary Date Authorised 
 2017-39908 Provision of a Tees-wide
Sexual Violence Co-Ordinator 

The OPCC identified a need for a specialised resource for the coordination of the sexual violence partnership arrangements.  This builds on coordination activities from previous years. 

The remit for this year includes the approval of funding for a Sexual Violence Coordination role covering the period 16 May 2017 to 31 March 2018.  This role covers:

•   Provide the secretariat for regular meetings of Tees Tackling Sexual Violence Implementation Group and its Task & Finish Groups, support to the Chair and act as a contact point for queries and dissemination of information
•   Assist at meetings of the Custody Healthcare, Liaison & Diversion and SARC Partnership Board, providing reports  on sexual violence issues as required
•   Support multi-agency arrangements for performance reporting on referrals made by the SARC to other providers
•   Liaise with the Home Office, and others as required, in relation to the VAWG (Violence against Women & Girls) Transformation Fund
•   Assist with  pursuit of any further funding opportunities in respect  of sexual  violence services in Cleveland, including bid writing as required
•   Support preparations for re-commissioning SARC and ISVA services and mobilisation of the new service/s
•   Provide advice on sexual violence matters to OPCC and its partners as required.

The role is jointly funded by the PCC, NHS England and four Local Authority Public Health teams. 

This initiative supports the PCC’s ‘a better deal for victims and witnesses’ objective.

2017-45142 Funding - Beamish Trip Organised by Redcar Police Cadets

The Volunteer Police Cadets is the nationally recognised police uniformed youth group throughout the UK that encourages the spirit of adventure and good citizenship amongst its members.  As part of their work supporting communities and policing,  Redcar & Cleveland Police Cadets arranged a trip to Beamish Museum for residents in care homes that are living with dementia. Beamish is an open air museum telling the story of life in North East England during the 1820s, 1900s and 1940s.

The Police Cadets requested funding from the PCC to pay for the coach hire for the day and entry fee into Beamish Museum. The total cost of the trip is £586.50.  The trip supports the PCC's priorities of Securing the Future of Our Communities.

 2017-45143 Funding - Normanby Allotment

Normanby Allotment Association assists members in the pursuit of gardening as a recreation and promote health, education and community fellowship. This includes the prevention of crime and antisocial behaviour within the allotments. The Association has applied for funding to purchase 46 padlock alarms to provide extra security for allotment holders after a number of recent burglaries.

The Force's Crime Prevention Team have liaised with the Association and will deliver the alarmed padlocks and provide some guidance to the allotment holders.

 This initiative supports the PCC’s priority of Working Together to Make Cleveland Safer.

2017-45144 Unsuccessful Funding
Applications - 20 July 2017

The PCC funding meeting considered four applications which were not supported following the Funding Approvals meeting on 20 July 2017.

The first application was a request for funding from a gypsy and traveller community-based charity working in the Cleveland area. The charity had requested funding for salary costs and to provide sessions for the young people at the traveller site to interact with the Police. The charity had already been successful with over £42k worth of funding from the PCC previously and on this occasion it was declined.

The second request was from an organisation for crime prevention equipment. The organisation have received funding for the past two years for crime prevention equipment. This application was declined and the Force's Crime Prevention officers continue to work closely with the organisation.

The third application came from an organisation that are hosting a celebration event during black history month and had requested funding from the PCC to hire the venue and stage and also for entertainment. This request was declined due to there being an insufficient direct outcome relating to any of the five PCC priorities.

The fourth request was from an independent advocacy service providing support to vulnerable people with experiences of addictions, treatment and abstinence recovery that had requested funding for costs for a three year service. This was declined as it was felt that the OPCC needed to develop a better understanding of demand for service and gaps in provision.

2017-44024 Budget Monitoring 2017/18

The PCC approved the 2017/18 Budget and LTFP, including Capital Programme in February 2017. The Capital Programme is kept under review as with all areas of financing within the organisation on a regular basis. As a result of this a number of changes to the capital programme are requested arising from management review of the projects and schemes Some are requested for deferral and others cancelled as set out below:

- CoreVet  £40k - scheme cancelled as no longer required
- Stockton HQ Rewire £40k - Scheme deferred until 2018/19
- Fleet Replacement £30k
- funds released from the fleet programme as no longer needed
- IL4 Confidential Network £205k - Scheme cancelled as no longer required

Included within the 2017/18 Capital Budget was a Provision for Business Cases of £50k. In line with the scheme of delegation the CC CFO has agreed to use £40k of this for the following:

- £20k additional funding for Body Worn Video
- £20k for E-recruitment solution

As part of the overall review it is requested that the ESMCP's capital budget is reduced from £100k to £50k given the national project slipping. The released £50k budget is requested to be allocated to provide a PSD Audit Solution.

 2017-47945 Funding – Redcar
Amateur Boxing Club

 Redcar Development Trust (RDT) is a small local charity which hosts Redcar Amateur Boxing Club (RABC). As well as offering opportunities for individuals to improve boxing skills, the Club (with the support of England Boxing, Tees Valley County Sports Partnership, Redcar & Cleveland Council) also reaches out to disadvantaged and excluded young people, encouraging community pride and respect and offering access via RDT to volunteering, training and employment opportunities.

The PCC provided funding for 'The Right Hook' project in 2016/17 where the RABC delivered over 500 hours of coaching support using mobile boxing rings in deprived areas across Redcar & Cleveland. After its success the Trust have requested funding to continue with a mobile boxing ring at Grangetown. The sessions will run twice a week over a 20 week period and the funding will also contribute to the cost of the transport for the sessions. The project aims to divert young people from crime and antisocial behaviour.

RDT have also secured £2,000 from Tees Valley Sport. 

This initiative supports the PCC's priority of Securing the Future of Our Communities.

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