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COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS IN DUNDEE. Stewart Murdoch Director of Leisure and Communities Dundee City Council. ‘THE DUNDEE WEAVE’

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Community partnerships in dundee

COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPSIN DUNDEE

Stewart Murdoch

Director of Leisure and Communities Dundee City Council


Community partnerships in dundee

‘THE DUNDEE WEAVE’

142,000 People – 66,000 Households – 5 National Priorities – 15 National Outcomes – One Dundee Partnership SOA – 7 Theme Group Delivery Plans – 8 Decentralised Areas –8 Local Community Planning Partnerships - 8 Local Community Plans5 Community Regeneration Forums –


The partnership context

The Partnership Context

  • The Dundee Community Planning Partnership evolved from a multi-agency partnership which was established in 1982.

  • Seven strategic themes:

    • Community Safety

    • Learning and Culture

    • Work and Enterprise

    • The Environment

    • Building Stronger Communities

    • Children and Young People

    • Health and Care

  • In addition there are a number of cross-cutting themes.


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  • Local Community Planning Partnerships cover the eight multi-member wards in the city.

  • Policy of decentralisation which has encouraged community involvement and emphasised community decision-making.

  • The Council supports Community Regeneration Forums in each locality.

  • Each of the eight LCPP areas have a local community plan and a community engagement strategy.

  • This structure provided a firm foundation for the development of the Community Safety Partnership


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KEY PRIORITIES EMERGING FROMLOCAL COMMUNITY PLANS

Building Stronger Communities

  • Improve the quality and range of community facilities

  • Create new opportunities for young people to convey a positive image to the wider community

  • Increase levels of engagement to influence service planning and provision

  • Upgrade existing and create new outdoor play facilities for children.


Community partnerships in dundee

KEY PRIORITIES EMERGING FROMLOCAL COMMUNITY PLANS

Community Safety

  • Create more diversionary activities for young people

  • Reduce levels of vandalism and graffiti

  • Reduce levels of alcohol and substance misuse

  • Reduce levels of anti-social behaviour


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KEY PRIORITIES EMERGING FROMLOCAL COMMUNITY PLANS

Dundee Environment

  • Reduce levels of litter and rubbish dumping

  • Develop quality green and open spaces

  • Improve condition of roads and pathways

  • Increase lighting in parks


Community partnerships in dundee

KEY PRIORITIES EMERGING FROMLOCAL COMMUNITY PLANS

Health and Wellbeing

  • Increase opportunities and access to physical and recreational activities

  • Reduce levels of drugs and alcohol misuse and provide more local support for families affected

  • Improve mental wellbeing for people of all ages

  • Provide a greater choice of health improvement activities and better information to raise awareness of opportunities


Community partnerships in dundee

KEY PRIORITIES EMERGING FROMLOCAL COMMUNITY PLANS

Learning and Culture

  • Use creative approaches to learning opportunities

  • Increase opportunities with emphasis on diversity eg people with additional support needs

  • Identify appropriate and accessible venues which are conducive to adult learning

  • Provide learning and cultural opportunities in a wider range of settings


Community partnerships in dundee

KEY PRIORITIES EMERGING FROMLOCAL COMMUNITY PLANS

Work and Enterprise

  • Increase training opportunities and improve employment prospects

  • Improve the appearance of local shops

  • Increase opportunities to access career, employment, benefits and financial advice

  • Use innovative approaches to provide training and work experience placements for young people.


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PRIORITIES EMERGING ACROSS ALL LOCAL PLANS

  • Reduce levels of alcohol and drugs misuse

  • Improve community wellbeing

  • Create more or different opportunities for young people

  • Increase levels of recycling through expansion of facilities

  • Develop green and open spaces to be accessible and safe

  • Reduce levels of anti-social behaviour


Community partnerships in dundee

“the Dundee weave – the fabric of society”


The community safety partnership

The Community Safety Partnership

  • Co-chaired by the Head of Community Learning and Development and the Divisional Commander for Tayside Police.

  • Both are represented on the Management Group for the Dundee Partnership.

  • The Divisional Commander is also a member of the CYPPC Chief Officers' group; the Crime Reduction Inspector is a member of the Decentralisation Group of the partnership. The Police are also represented on each of the LCPP's


Strategic links

Strategic Links

  • The Community Safety Partnership is respected for its work and strongly integrated.

  • The work is informed by the production of a regular strategic assessment.

  • Produced by the Crime Intelligence Unit (CIU) .

  • The Strategy and Action Plan provide clear measures against which both City Council and Police actions are taken forward and performance measured and reported annually.


Strategic links1

Strategic Links

  • Service Level Agreements exist for: CIU Analyst posts; the Duncan link officer; Police ASB Team; Mobile CCTV driver.

  • The Community Safety Partnership provided funding to support Operation Dry-Up, tackle youth alcohol consumption and associated antisocial behaviour.

  • The partnership has developed a joint protocol in respect of civil emergencies.

  • The Community Safety Manager and Antisocial Behaviour Team Leader attend Tayside Police Divisional Tasking and Co-ordination meetings


Operational

Operational

  • Joint working between ASB Team, Community Safety Wardens, Community Safety Workers and Tayside Police.

  • Use made of antisocial behaviour legislation in respect of closure notices, evictions and ASBOs.

  • The Operational Group provides the mechanism for effective co-ordination and operational tasking.

  • Effective - because it brings together those with budget-holding responsibility.


Warden police joint briefing

Warden/Police Joint Briefing


Joint working

Joint Working

  • Senior Community Safety Wardens regularly visit the Police Control Room.

  • Importance is attached to the national intelligence model for daily tasking.

  • Reports also provide strategic information to Local Community Planning Partnerships and to other community planning themes.


Visible partnership approach

Visible Partnership Approach


Outcomes

Outcomes

  • Key Achievements 2008/09

    • 4249 incidents/issues addressed by Community Safety Wardens.

    • Searches for 49 missing children and vulnerable adults - all found!

    • 62 groups supported to deliver personal safety message to 6,667 participants at events.

    • 15 staff undertaking accredited training at SVQ level

    • No breaches of trust or of confidentiality.


Future development

Future Development

  • The Local Action Fund - high impact in terms of reducing fear of crime, quality of life and reducing workload!

  • Intelligence has highlighted customer service issues and enabled other departments to respond more rapidly.

  • The partnership is currently working on co-location of the Community Safety Team; the Antisocial Behaviour Team; the Crime Reduction Unit; the Community Intelligence Unit; Fire and Rescue Hot Desk; and Emergency Planning Hot Desk.


Sharps retrieval

Sharps Retrieval


Responding to issues

Responding to issues


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Success owes a lot to good preparation, clear documentation and the commitment

to joint working, but it is achieved through personal relationships and a focus on outcomes.


Community partnerships in dundee

"I can remember when this work started and I would hate to go back to a time when we did not have Community Safety Wardens and integrated working between Tayside Police and Dundee City Council."

Deputy Divisional Commander Kevin Lynch


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