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									Safeguarding and Public Protection
      Today and Tomorrow
      - A Local Perspective

 Detective Superintendent Geoff Wessell
         Head of Public Protection
    Avon and Somerset Constabulary
  “The current financial situation for the police
service and its partner agencies could represent
the greatest challenge yet to safeguarding and
protecting the public.
   Alternatively we could be witnessing a historic
opportunity to leap forward and deliver a world
beating service. The outcome is more under our
control than perhaps we think”
Chief Constable Brian Moore
Police Review, 7 January 2011
Winterbourne View Hospital
                    The Challenges
•   Nearly 20,000 incidents of domestic abuse each year
•   75% serious case reviews cite a background of domestic violence,
    substance abuse and mental ill health
•   High level of repeat domestic abuse (36%)
•   1 in 5 domestic abusers commit offences against subsequent partners
•   Police in Bristol alone will spend £500,000 responding to repeat calls to
    domestic abuse
•   Nearly quarter of suspects for sexual abuse were under the age of 18. (165
    locally)
•   The improvements to sexual abuse investigation are likely to see the
    number of offenders managed in the community increase each year
Local analysis supports national research that offenders
are not ‘specialists’


   50% of high risk                                              70% of high risk
SEXUAL VIOLENCE                      Sexual                    SEXUAL VIOLENCE
cohort members were                 Violence                   cohort members also
 also domestic abuse                                            had violence record
     perpetrators
                                     VIOLENT
                                    OFFENDER       Violence
                         Domestic
                       Violence                               46% of high risk Sexual
                                                                  Violence cohort
                                                                 members also had
                                       Other                  record for other types of
                                     Criminality              criminality (i.e. burglary,
                                                                      drugs etc
                                                     Night
                                 Vuln.               club             Domesti
                                Mispers             Sexual               c
                             Sexual Violence        Violenc           Violenc
                   Child
                                                       e                 e
                  Sexual
                  Violenc                                             Sexual
                                                                      Violenc
                                                                                                   On average
                     e
                                                                         e
                                                                           Sexual Violence on
                                                                                                   there are 10
       Stranger                          Sexual
    Sexual Violence
                                        Violence
                                                                              Sex Workers
                                                                                                  incidents per
                                                                                      Night
                                                                                                     offender
  Serial
 Domestic                                                                              club
                                                                                     violenc
 Violence
  Perps                                                                                  e        20% of
                        Domestic
                                 DANGEROUS
                                                                Violence
                                                                                                  Offenders
                                  OFFENDER                                              Gang
                      Violence
High Risk
Domestic
                                                                    (inc.              violence   committing
Violence
                                                                 Gangs)                           80% of
                                          Other
                                                                                  Stranger
                                                                                  violence        violent crime
                                        Criminality
                                                                                                  repeat
                                                              D&A
                                                                                                  offending
                            Burglary       Drug               misus
                                           dealin               e
                                             g
  Integrated offender management
• The Coalition Government continues to support
  embedding and expanding IOM:
  ‘Local approaches where police and partners manage the most harmful and prolific
  offenders, such as Integrated Offender Management and Multi-Agency Public
  Protection Arrangements schemes, will continue to be vital.’
  (A New Approach to Fighting Crime, Home Office 2011)


• The application of IOM to broader offenders types, in
  addition to PPOs, is also supported nationally:
  ‘…New joined up ways of managing offenders with the collective name of Integrated
  Offender Management…to tackle the offenders who cause most harm in their
  communities. This is based on a joint analysis of the crime and offending problems in
  their community, whether or not they are subject to statutory supervision.’
  (Green Paper on Sentencing, Ministry of Justice 2010)
 Turning information into action
• Information available but pieces not put together
• Understand patterns, particularly in terms of
  escalation of violence leading to serious harm
• Identify people, locations or situations
  associated with a high risk of serious violence
  and target these in terms of preventative
  interventions




                    NOT PROTECTIVELY MARKED
Stopping                                                             Avoiding
people like                                                       information
Steven                                                       sharing failings
Hoskins                                                          like those in
                                           Inter and Intra       the cases of
and Fiona
                                          agency working          Baby P and
Pilkington              Vulnerable
slipping                                                     Victoria Climbiè
through the
                      people identified
gaps



                      Risk proactively    Problem solving
                      tackled directly     managed with
                                           accountability
Recognising the key
role of those who
                                                               Clear ownership
have the most
                                                              and responsibility
contact with our
                                                              will ensure quality
communities.
The Public Protection Mix….
  District Based Public Protection Unit Structure

       HQ
      Public
    Protection


                               District /
                         Basic Command Unit




                   Domestic         Dangerous        Hate Crime
 Child Abuse
                    Abuse          Offenders Unit   Team (Bristol
Investigation
                 Investigation                         Only)
    Team
                    Team
   ACPO Violence & Public Protection Group
5 Stages of Safeguarding working in Partnership:

• PPU with Central Management of all police
  related safeguarding reports
• Single agency central referral unit
• Single agency, multi-disciplinary approach
• Multi-agency, multi-disciplinary approach – more
  than one partner
• Multi-agency Safeguarding Hub
                    Public Protection Risk and Tasking Teams




Public Protection     Public Protection           Criminal        Integrated
  Intervention          Investigation        investigation and     Offender
     Teams                 Teams                intelligence     Management
       Force Level Public Protection Structure

                          HQ
                    Public Protection




Investigation         Risk & Tasking      Intervention
                          Teams
   Teams                                    Teams
      The Munro Review of Child Protection:
       Final Report A Child-centred system


• Recommendation 13:

  Local authorities and their partners should start an ongoing
  process to review and redesign the ways in which child and
  family social work is delivered, drawing on evidence of
  effectiveness of helping methods where appropriate and
  supporting practice that can implement evidence based
  ways of working with children and families.
Safeguarding and Public Protection
      Today and Tomorrow
      - A Local Perspective

 Detective Superintendent Geoff Wessell
         Head of Public Protection
    Avon and Somerset Constabulary

								
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