The government requires us to produce a partnership
plan, which covers three years and is refreshed every
The most effective way to reduce crime in partnership is to
tackle those most disproportionately responsible for the bulk of
that crime. National figures have revealed approximately 10 per
cent of offenders are responsible for up to 50 per cent of
A major reason for the success of a reduction
of crime in Peterborough is the partnership-led integrated offender
management initiative. This initiative encourages:
- Partners to tackle offenders together
- Delivering a local response to local
- Offenders to face their responsibility, or
face the consequences
- Making better use of existing (and proven)
programmes and governance
- Easy accessibility to high risk offenders who
cause serious harm and /or re-offend
This approach is strengthened further by a
national pilot - a social impact bond, which is a contract with the
public sector in which it commits to pay for improved social
The Peterborough pilot is funded by investment
raised through a social impact bond. A number of organisations
deliver intervention work under the One Service brand to 3,000 short
sentenced men released from HMP Peterborough.
This approach offers released prisoners the
opportunity to change their lives by focussing on the causes of
their offending behaviour across a range of tried and tested
pathways to reduce re-offending.
Integrated offender management links up with
other areas of work within the city to make longer-term change a
realistic prospect. These include the family recovery project,
safer schools, the drugs intervention programme and the development
of a city-wide approach to anti-social behaviour.
The partnership acknowledges the role mental
health plays as an overarching theme and we continue to ensure it
is embedded across our priority areas. We will work to
recommendations of Lord Bradley's report following his 'review of
people with mental health problems or learning disabilities in the
criminal justice system.’
Linking with the Peterborough adult
safeguarding board ensures any policy or legislation changes impact
on the wider community safety agenda. This joint approach will help
protect those most vulnerable within our communities.
Transformation of neighbourhood
Our neighbourhood management approach is
designed to resolve root causes of issues affecting a community. We
want to ensure communities have the opportunity - and are empowered
- to action and influence services and change in their local
neighbourhoods through community action plans.
Neighbourhood committees have a
key role in developing and monitoring the implementation of
community action plans. The committees have an advisory panel made
up of key partners who represent the work of SaferPeterborough.
Parish councils are strengthened with the growth of neighbourhood
What are the partnership plan priorities?
How did we choose these priorities?
We conducted a ‘strategic assessment’ looking
at data from a wide range of organisations to identify what crime
and disorder is like in Peterborough. We also listened to what you,
the public have told us through our neighbourhood panels, citizens’
panel, Face the People consultation events and special interest