Police and Crime Panel – 21 November

There are a number of sensitive but extremely important issues scheduled for discussion at the next meeting of the Police and Crime Panel on 21st November.

Child Sexual Exploitation

The Commissioner has been asked to provide a verbal report regarding Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE). The Panel will be looking for assurances from the Commissioner about how the threat of CSE is being addressed in Warwickshire, with a particular focus on his partnership working arrangements with Warwickshire County Council regarding vulnerable children and the role of the Warwickshire Police in tackling and investigating CSE. The spotlight is now on local authorities, the police and Commissioners following the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) in Rotherham (1997-2013) by Alexis Jay OBE, which highlighted the failure of key partners to protect vulnerable children and victims in Rotherham.

Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence

The Panel has expressed concerns previously regarding the reported low ‘conversion rate’ (i.e. the number of reported crimes that result in a prosecution) for cases of Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence. The Panel will receive a report from Warwickshire Police which will outline how the force and the Commissioner will address this issue.

Cyber, Rural and Business Crime

In his Police and Crime Plan 2013-17, the Commissioner has prioritised funding to address these three types of crime and an update on recent activity will be shared with the Panel.

Get Involved

The meeting starts at 11am in the Council Chamber at Stratford-upon-Avon District Council and is open to the public (click here for the agenda and reports). If you wish to ask either the Commissioner or the Panel a question at the meeting, please visit here for further information.

Patient Power

Cabinet – Thursday 1.45pm 19th April 2012

This Thursday sees the Council’s Cabinet meeting at Shire Hall, Warwick. Items on the agenda include,

  • Community Meals
  • The proposed Closure of the Warwickshire Pupil Referral Unit
  • A Memorandum of Understanding between the County Council and Northamptonshire Fire Service
  • LPSA 2 – Affordable Housing Allocation
  • Going for Growth – The Council’s medium term plan
  • The Revised Member Development Strategy

Members of the public are welcome to attend.

Link to Cabinet papers

Cabinet agenda – now available

The first Cabinet meeting of 2012 will take place on Thursday 26 January – and you can access the papers here.

Warwickshire’s Cabinet is made up of 10 Conservative councillors, each with a particular area of responsibility (‘portfolio’) for policies and services. Among other things on the agenda, they will be considering:

  • The latest information from Central Government that the Council needs in order to fix its budget for 2012/13
  • A revised set of ambitions with the outcomes and targets that the Council should strive to achieve over the next two years
  • A formal agreement to continue and develop collaborative work with Coventry City Council and Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council (in order to improve quality and efficiency of services)
  • The implications of the Government’s Troubled Families Initiative

If you’d like to know more about the Cabinet, or about any of their meetings, please contact:

Janet Purcell, Democratic Services Manager

T: 01926 413716

E:  janetpurcell@warwickshire.gov.uk

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