SPP Priorities

Local Strategic Priorities for Action

The findings from the community safety survey and the priorities identified in the strategic assessment (see appendix 2 of the SPP Plan 2018) translate into the following themes. Over the next two years, the collaborative work of SPP partners will focus on:

1. YOUNG PEOPLE AT RISK

Partners have begun to pilot more integrated working practices
across police and children and family services to deliver a new
model of support for adolescents who have been identified as at
particular risk of harm. Tackling child sexual and criminal exploitation,
and disrupting county lines drug trafficking will be a key focus. This
work builds on the Stronger Futures Programme developed by the
Children’s Trust.

2. ANTI-SOCIAL BEHAVIOUR

Continuing to support the co-ordination of both operational and
longer term responses to vulnerable people with complex needs
who are often involved in long standing cases of anti-social
behaviour and cause community concern. The Health and Wellbeing
Board has included this work in its strategic plan in order to
underline the importance of this work, providing additional support
from city leaders responsible for health and social care.

3. SUBSTANCE MISUSE

Reduce the harms from alcohol and substance misuse, support
the recovery community, reduce the availability of low-cost, high
strength alcohol, use licensing powers to promote the responsible
drinking, improve outcomes for people with complex needs (toxic
trio – mental health, substance misuse, domestic abuse). This work
is also reflected in the Health and Wellbeing Strategy.

4. VIOLENCE

Particularly domestic abuse, sexual offences and hate crime.
Support services available to those suffering domestic abuse
have been redesigned and restructured to improve multi-agency
responses for young people and families at risk. We will also improve
understanding of the impact on children, and increase work with
repeat perpetrators.

Re-offending

Adults who pose a high risk of re-offending often have problems with
substance misuse, mental health and housing. So whilst reducing re-offending
is not a priority in itself, the work that is in place to address all four of the SPP’s key priorities will also help to reduce re-offending.
A summary of the priorities and our collective approach can be seen in appendix 6 of the SPP Plan 2018-20.