Decision details

Southwark Violent Crime Strategy

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To approve the violent crime strategy




1.  That the 2010-15 Safer Southwark Partnership (SSP) violent crime strategy be adopted.


2.  That the five priorities and key recommendations of the violent crime strategy as set out below be adopted:


Low level violence: Key recommendation

·  Establish a multi agency programme, including increasing the visible uniformed presence, focused over the summer period, in the north of the borough on Fridays and Saturdays and involving communities and businesses.


Robbery: Key recommendations

·  Realign partnership resources to concentrate on after school hours and late evenings, the two peak periods for personal robbery.

·  Create “safe routes” for pupils between schools and the Elephant and Castle/neighbouring estates, involving local services and residents.


Serious violence - including group and weapon violence: Key recommendations

·  Develop multi agency approach on a clearly defined area focusing on the estates and connected illegal economy.

·  Ensure early intervention is targeted at those most at risk of committing serious violent crime and that exit programmes enable people to make decisions to move away from serious violence lifestyles.

·  A single multi agency scaled approach to enforcement and support that utilises the range of resources within the borough.

·  Base the scaled approach model on a shared agreement around risk, intervention and intelligence, sharing and targeted at those individuals who are agreed as posing a significant risk.


Violence against women and girls - including relationship violence: Key recommendations

·  Provision for domestic violence and sexual offences is reconfigured in line with recommendations of the SSP and Children’s and Families Trust review of domestic abuse services, due to conclude in December 2010.


Addressing violent offenders: Key recommendations

·  To review and improve current arrangements for identifying and supporting young people and adults (Risk Management Panel, Multi Agency Public Protection Arrangements and Priority and Prolific Offenders) to ensure offenders are managed by the most appropriate scheme locally. To include transitional arrangements for those moving from young person to adult services.

·  To agree a shared risk assessment framework to ensure we target our partnership resources at key individuals effectively and to maximise the resources at our disposal.


3.  That the commitment to submit an annual report to cabinet on the progress of the strategy be noted.


Report author: Gill Davies

Publication date: 15/12/2010

Date of decision: 14/12/2010

Decided at meeting: 14/12/2010 - Cabinet

Effective from: 24/12/2010

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