Information is shown below for each of the Police & Crime partners who work closely with the PCC. Note: Links are shown in coloured font where available. The PCC for Cleveland is not responsible for the content of any external links.
Every day, thousands of people are involved in tackling the crime challenges in this area. They do a tremendous job and the role of the Criminal Justice Board is to ensure that they are able to provide the best and most effective service to our local communities.
The task of the Criminal Justice Board is to harness the collective resources, expertise and energies of our organisations to bring more offenders to justice, to support victims of crime and witnesses.... and to provide rehabilitation services which persuade people to turn away from a criminal lifestyle.
Youth Offending Services / Team
A Youth Offending Team (YOT) is a multi-agency team that is coordinated by a local authority, which is overseen by the Youth Justice Board. It deals with young offenders, sets up community services and reparation plans, and attempts to prevent youth recidivism (i.e the act of a person repeating undesirable behaviour after they have either experienced negative consequences of that behaviour, or have been treated or trained to extinguish that behaviour) and incarceration (i.e. sent to prison).
Each of the four Cleveland areas have their own Youth Offending Teams: Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Redcar & Cleveland and Stockton.
Holme House and Kirklevington Grange Prisons
Holme House is a large Category B Local Prison for male adult prisoners who are either remanded in custody or convicted, which opened in May 1992. Holme House accommodates a small number of Young Offenders aged 18-21 years. The prison serves primarily the communities of the Tees Valley, South West Durham, East Durham and North Yorkshire. A resettlement prison for adult male offenders intending to settle on release in the North East of England.
Kirklevington Grange Prison prepares prisoners for their release by addressing their offending behaviour and encouraging them to take responsibility for their actions. Prisoners are encouraged to maintain and develop links with families and the wider community.
Community Safety Partnerships
The Safer Hartlepool Partnership aims to be at the forefront of helping to reduce crime and the fear of crime across the town and does this by funding key community projects, building reassurance within the community, promoting community safety, and helping to tackle crime and anti-social behaviour.
The Safer Stockton Partnership (SSP) is a thematic arm of Stockton Renaissance which deals with crime, anti social behaviour and substance misuse related crime and anti social behaviour. The aims as a partnership are to improve the safety of the community in the Borough of Stockton on Tees by, reducing crime & disorder and anti social behaviour in the Borough and the fear of crime in the Borough.
The Safer Middlesbrough Partnership's Responsible Authorities Group provides strategic direction to community safety partners with the aim of coordinating a multi-agency response to reduce the harms caused through the misuse of drugs and alcohol, reduce crime and anti-social behaviour and reduce the fear of crime.
The Redcar & Cleveland Community Safety Partnership has been working to reduce; Crime, Disorder Antisocial Behaviour, and substance misuse across the Borough of Redcar and Cleveland since 1998. The aim of the Partnership is to make Redcar and Cleveland a safer place to live, work and visit by responding to priorities that have been identified in consultation with the local community.
Health & Wellbeing Boards
The Health and Social Care Act 2012 establishes health and wellbeing boards as a forum where key leaders from the health and care system work together to improve the health and wellbeing of their local population and reduce health inequalities.
Each top tier and unitary authority will have its own health and wellbeing board. Board members will collaborate to understand their local community's needs, agree priorities and encourage commissioners to work in a more joined up way. As a result, patients and the public should experience more joined-up services from the NHS and local councils in the future.
Health and Wellbeing Boards are a key part of broader plans to ensure stronger democratic legitimacy and involvement, strengthen working relationships and, encourage the development of more integrated commissioning of services. The boards will help give communities a greater say in understanding and addressing their local health and social care needs.
Each of the four Cleveland areas have their own Health and Wellbeing Boards: Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Redcar & Cleveland and Stockton.
Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults Boards
Safeguarding Vulnerable Adult Boards are an Inter-agency forum for agreeing how the different services and professional groups should cooperate to safeguard vulnerable adults and for making sure that arrangements work effectively to identify abuse or inadequate care, help vulnerable people and plan and implement joint preventative strategies. Boards aim to raise awareness and promote the welfare of vulnerable adults by the development of an effective cooperative involving people from a wide range of public and voluntary services and other organisations.
Each of the four Cleveland areas have their own Safeguarding Vulnerable Adult Boards:Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Redcar & Cleveland and Stockton.
Safeguarding Children's Board
Hartlepool Safeguarding Children Board brings together people who work with children and their families to ensure that the safety and welfare of children is at the heart of their work. HSCB leads the work to safeguard children in the town and in partnership with Hartlepool Children's Trust ensures that every child matters. The aim of HSCB is to make sure those who work with children and their families do it well and keep children safe. The Board is attended by professionals from the local authority, health services, the police, the probation service, the Child and Family Court Advisory and Support Service (CAFCASS), schools, the voluntary sector and many others.
Middlesbrough Safeguarding Children Board (MSCB) was established in April 2010, after extensive consultation had taken place locally between partners, about how best to establish the new Safeguarding Children Board. The MSCB has its main meetings every two months and has a number of associated Task Groups, which are linked to the core functions of LSCBs. The Task Groups are made up of members from the MSCB and practitioners who have the relevant skills and knowledge to be able to contribute effectively.
Redcar and Cleveland Local Safeguarding Children Board (RCSCB) covers the local authority area of Redcar & Cleveland. The RCSCB was established from April 2010 when the former South Tees Local Safeguarding Children Board was disaggregated into two separate Boards. All Local Authorities have Safeguarding Children Boards to ensure organisations co-operate fully to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. Safeguarding Children Boards are also tasked with producing an Annual Report for the Children and Young People's Trust Board scrutinising and detailing the effectiveness of work to safeguard children.
Stockton Local Safeguarding Children Board (SLSCB) is the key statutory mechanism for agreeing how the relevant organisations in the borough will co-operate to safeguard and promote the welfare of children in Stockton-on-Tees and for ensuring the effectiveness of what they do. It is responsible for developing, monitoring and reviewing child protection policies, procedures and practice issues and making sure that training is available to people working with children.
Local Strategic Partnerships
A Local Strategic Partnership (LSP) is a non-statutory body that brings together the different parts of the public, private, voluntary and community sectors, working at a local level. The lead player in the LSP is the local council. Other players will include the police and the Primary Care Trust (PCT). The LSP ensures the different organisations work together to deliver services more effectively. The LSP operates at a strategic level but remains close enough to local people to allow them to be involved in decisions that affect their communities.
Tees Valley Unlimited (TVU) builds on more than a decade of local partnership work to lead and co-ordinate the development of the Tees Valley economy. As the Local Enterprise Partnership Tees Valley Unlimited has been commended for its pioneering and forward thinking approach, TVU's wide reaching remit ensures a thorough understanding of barriers to growth and a comprehensive appreciation of Tees Valley assets and strengths. Strategy and Intelligence work monitors Tees Valley trends and demographics which helps TVU identify and shape local strategies, transport planning and issues to be addressed through an employment, learning and skills framework. Engagement with the business community and promoting Tees Valley as an area to invest, has enabled Tees Valley Unlimited to secure Central Government funding and attract significant private sector investment. Stakeholders from across the public, private, civic and community sectors guarantee full collaboration and offer a collective pool of skills and experience to help shape, form and progress the work of the partnership.
Cleveland Fire Authority / Cleveland Fire Brigade is responsible for setting the strategic direction, policies and priorities of the Brigade. In doing so it aims to take into account the views of our stakeholders and keep them fully informed of Fire Authority plans.
The Cleveland Fire Brigade strategic plan sets out Cleveland Fire Brigade's direction for the next five years under the eight priorities of Safer Communities, Children and Young People, Healthier Communities, Neighbourhoods, Employer of Choice , Partnerships, Diversity, Improvement and Value for Money.
Young People Services and Strategic Forum
The Young People Services and Strategic Forum enables a cohesive, coordinated approach to planning and commissioning services that prevent, divert and protect young people from crime and disorder. The forum is instrumental in supporting the development of a comprehensive planning and monitoring framework which will enable the office of the PCC to commission effective services for young people. In addition the group will help to develop, and advise on, consortium and collaborative approaches to service delivery
Victims Strategic Planning Group
The purpose of the Victims Strategic Planning Group is to establish a mechanism that enables a cohesive, co-ordinated approach to planning and commissioning services to support victims by developing a ‘framework’ that will assist the Police & Crime Commissioner for Cleveland in discharging commissioning responsibilities including effective stakeholder consultation and engagement. This will include the identification of needs and solutions, as well as advice on minimum service standards, monitoring and evaluation.
Safer Future Communities Strategic Steering Group
Cleveland Safer Future Communities Network has been established with Home Office funding for the purpose of engaging with the PCC. It is co-ordinated by Middlesbrough Voluntary Development Agency. Cleveland’s diverse Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS) plays a key role in reducing crime and increasing community safety through a wide range of service provision and grass roots community activity. With over 1,000 active organisations, Cleveland’s VCS feels well placed to support the PCC in assessing needs and developing cost effective and innovative solutions to local problems.