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639 Decisions of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Gwent from All Years
The Police and Crime Commissioner for Gwent has agreed to provide grant funding (awarded by the Home Office to the Police and Crime Commissioner) to organisations working together with Gwent Police to deliver Serious Organised Crime Interventions during the 2018/19 financial year.
£85,000 of the Home Office grant will fund the gross costs of the SOC Community Co-ordinator and additional costs required to deliver the programme of work. In addition, £10,000 is set aside for the evaluation of the project.
The remaining Home Office grant allocation of £150,000 will be awarded to the four partnership organisations, in order that they can provide their services against the following criteria for the 2018/19 financial year:
- Prevention and Early Intervention.
- Community Resilience.
- Strategic Communication.
MutualGain - £71,250
Crimestoppers - £36,502.80
Barnardo’s working with Newport Live – £100,000
St Giles Trust - £60,543
The outstanding funding of £118,295.80 will be met from the Police and Crime Commissioner’s Commissioning Fund.
The work of the above organisations will be monitored by the SOC Community Coordinator, who will report into the SOC Project Board every six weeks. Update reports will also be provided to the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner to ensure grant award outcomes are achieved.
The Police and Crime Commissioner for Gwent has agreed to extend the contract with Solo Service Group Ltd which expires on the 30/09/2018, for six (6) months with an option to extend for a further one (1) month.
All extension options have already been taken up under the original Cleaning Contract. The request for unforeseen extension is to allow time for a compliant tendering process to occur. In order to mitigate this risk, a Voluntary Ex Ante Transparency (VEAT) Notice will be published which will provide the market with advance notice of the proposed extension and they will then have a designated 10 day period to raise any concerns. If no concerns are raised in this time, they cannot challenge the award thereafter.
The Police and Crime Commissioner for Gwent has approved the Joint Sponsorship Policy and Procedure with Gwent Police.
This policy and procedure aims to:
a) Establish and maintain a consistent corporate and ethical approach when dealing with sponsors and donors;
b) Ensure the Organisation meets all legal and policy requirements;
c) Enhance all available resources in support of policing activity and reducing crime; and
d) Ensure the Organisation maintains a high degree of integrity in the acceptance of sponsorship to the Organisation.
The Organisation will accept sponsorship in the form of money, good and services in order to enhance, or compliment the operational effectiveness of the organisation. Acceptance will be subject to rigorous scrutiny and compliance with a number of specific requirements.
The Police and Crime Commissioner for Gwent has approved the Reserves and Committed Funds Strategy.
The Local Government Finance Act 1992, Sections 31A, 32, 42A and 43 require ‘Billing’ and ‘Precepting’ Authorities in England and Wales to have regard to the level of reserves needed for meeting estimated future expenditure when calculating the budget requirement. In this context, the Commissioner is a Precepting Authority.
The Police and Crime Commissioner for Gwent has agreed to extend the contract with Umbrella Cymru to provide an interim service for Children and Young People who are victims or witnesses of crime for an additional four months from 9th November 2018 until March 2019.
The cost will be £12,000 in total for the 4 month extension. This has been costed at £3,000 per month to provide 37.5 hours of staff support and all associated costs with providing the service.
Strategy and Performance Board, 31st August 2018
The PCC Police Community Fund grant scheme has been created to target the monies received through the Proceeds of Crime Act and from the sale of unclaimed, found property, so that we support organisations in some of the most disadvantaged areas in Gwent.
Organisations / groups interested in bidding for a share of the £300,000 annual funding must be able to demonstrate the positive impact their project will have on the communities they serve. The Fund is targeted at supporting organisations/groups seeking to help children and young people who may be in danger of entering the criminal justice system or have become victims. Projects will need to deliver against the priorities in the Commissioner’s Police and Crime Plan. Fundamental to these projects is the role of Neighbourhood Policing in engaging with organisations to achieve the work required. Groups will be able to apply for funding from £10,000 up to and in the region of £50,000.
The Police and Crime Commissioner for Gwent has undertaken an inspection of files relating to complaints made against Gwent Police officers and staff.
The Commissioner is satisfied that the complaints examined had been dealt with appropriately by the Chief Constable.
The Police and Crime Commissioner for Gwent has received the Joint Audit Committee Annual Report for 2017-18.
The Joint Audit Committee Annual Report for 2017-18 was produced to coincide with and support the publication of the Statement of Accounts.
The Police and Crime Commissioner for Gwent has reviewed the Independent Custody Visiting Scheme minutes from the meeting on the 8th March 2018 and is satisfied with progress.
The Independent Custody Visiting Scheme is a statutory Scheme under the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act Part 3 Section 299 whose responsibility and oversight lies with the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner, in consultation with the Chief Constable.