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SFC Events

On this page you’ll find reports and notes form events held by the Safer Future Communities Project between November 2011 and March 2013.

Safer Future Communities - Local Commissioning, Local Partnerships: Are we ready? (February 2013)

This event aimed to examine how different forms of collaboration, including cross-sector, can ensure that the specialist services and innovative approaches of the voluntary and community sector are made available to police and crime commissioners and other commissioning bodies. You can read a summary of the event here.  

Matchmaking policing with third sector partners, how will the new partnerships and commissioning arrangements work? (June 2012)

This event held in partnership with the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) brought the police and the Voluntary Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) Sector together to discuss partnership working and commissioning arrangements in the new policing landscape.

You can download resources from these events below:

  • Overview of the Safer Future Communities project and the implications of the new policing landscape on the VCSE sector presentation, Linda Pizani-Williams Download
  • Preparing for commissioning with third sector partners presentation, Rob Beckley Download
  • The commissioning cycle presentation, Dorothy Gregson Download
  • Benefits and challenges of partnership working whilst developing a commissioning framework presentation Part I, Sally Pickering Download and Part II, Rachel Hankins Download
  • Good partnership in practice case studies Download

Regional briefing events

During February and March 2012 we held a series of regional briefing events for VCSE organisations working on community safety. These events explored the opportunities and challenges presented by the new policing landscape and provided further information about the support available through the project. The events were open to all VCSE organisations working on community safety and statutory stakeholders.
You can download resources from these events below:

  • The presentation on the Safer Future Communities Project provides an overview of the forthcoming changes and the Safer Future Communities project. Download
  • The presentation on Local VCSE networks provides information on the networks the Safer Future Communities project will be supporting, how they are being developed and what their role will be. Download
  • Workshops were held on the opportunities and challenges that police and crime commissioners presented for the Voluntary and Statutory sector. Download workshop notes on the opportunities and challenges identified. We have also created wordles that give a quick overview of the discussions.