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659 Decisions of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Gwent from All Years
The Police and Crime Commissioner for Gwent has agreed to extend Community Safety and Youth Offending Partnership Funding by a further 3 months from 1st April 2020 to 30th June 2020 totalling £92,959.00
The following extensions have been granted:
Caerphilly County Borough Council - Safer Gwent Coordinator - £13,251
Monmouthshire and Torfaen YOS - Youth Offending Services - £27,699
Torfaen County Borough Council - Gwent Regional ASB Team & Coordinator - £40,449
South Wales Fire and Rescue Service - ASB & Deliberate Fire Reduction - £7,000
Newport City Council - Newport Community Safety Project - £4,560
The Police and Crime Commissioner for Gwent has agreed to award funding to community safety and youth offending partners for 1st July 2020 to 31st March 2021.
In total, this brings investment in community safety and youth offending in Gwent in the financial year 2020/21 to £457,941 (inclusive of the decision to award Quarter 1 funding of £85,959 in PCCG-2019-082).
The Police and Crime Commissioner for Gwent has agreed to provide funding to Cyfannol Women's Aid to ensure the continuation of their services in support of victims of sexual offences in Gwent during 2020/21
A grant of £69,010 has been awarded for 2020/21 to contribute to the delivery of their Horizon Support Services which include:
- Adult Counselling; and
- Independent Sexual Violence Advisors services.
The funding will also contribute to management and administration costs.
The Police and Crime Commissioner for Gwent has agreed to provide funding to New Pathways to ensure the continuation of their services in support of victims of sexual offences in Gwent during 2020/21.
£230,505 has been awarded to contribute to the delivery of Sexual Violence Services in 2020/21, including the following services:
- SARC services;
- ISVA services;
- Children’s Therapy; and
- Adult Counselling.
The funding will also contribute to training services, finance services, supervision, management and administration costs.
I will also award the additional £85,508 secured from the MOJ to New Pathways for the following:
- Children and Young People ISVA; and
- Mental Health ISVA.
The total amount awarded to New Pathways is therefore £316,013.
The Police and Crime Commissioner for Gwent has agreed to provide funding to contribute to the provision of the IDVA service for the financial year of 2020/21.
The funding will be provided to Newport City Council who currently leads on coordinating the delivery of the IDVA service until long term commissioning and funding arrangements have been agreed.
The Police and Crime Commissioner for Gwent has agreed to further fund Umbrella Cymru to continue to provide an interim children and young people's victim service within Connect Gwent
The provision of victims services to children and young people is being improved and as such a new tender process is being progressed. There has been a delay in progressing the tender release and as such Umbrella Gwent will provide the interim service until 2020/21.
The Police and Crime Commissioner for Gwent has agreed to extend the contract for the for the Provision of Agency Workers for a further six months.
This is in accordance with paragraph 124(b) of the Contract Standing Orders in the Manual of Corporate Governance.
The Police and Crime Commissioner for Gwent has monitored the performance of his office during 2019/20 in relation to the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA).
FOIA provides access to information held by public authorities. Under the FOIA, public authorities are obliged to publish certain informationabout their activities, this is referred to as a Publication Scheme. Members of the public are also entitles to request any recorded information held by them.
The Police and Crime Commissioner for Gwent has approved the amendments to the Manual of Corporate Governance.
A review of the Manual of Corporate Governance is undertaken on an annual basis by the Strategic Planning Group. Ordinarily the Joint Audit Committee would receive the amendments to the Manual of Corporate Governance for approval prior to the Strategy Performance Board meeting. However, due to changes to the meeting dates the Commissioner and Chief Constable approved the amendments in principle at the Strategy Performance Board meeting on 2nd March 2020 subject to any amendments recommended by Joint Audit Committee on the 4th March 2020.
The Police and Crime Commissioner for Gwent has agreed to award grant funding from the PCC Police Community Fund to seven projects totalling £151,934.67. Additionally, four projects funded in 2019/20, were in principle awarded year two funding, subject to satisfactory reporting and continuing compliance with terms and conditions of grant. This brings the allocation of 2020/21 funding to a total of £298,838.39.
The successful projects receiving year one funding are listed below:
2020/21 Grant Awards (April 2020 – March 2021):
Bridge to Cross Charitable Trust - £15,000 towards the 7 Corners – Outreach Hotspot Project, which will deliver outreach support work and activities to young people who have reached a point of crisis.
Changing Gearz - £15,000 to deliver the Inspirational DJ Project, which will provide weekly workshops ins DJing, music production etc., build up mentoring and training skills in young people and provide the opportunity to gain qualifications that can lead to further employment options.
The Hwb Torfaen - £15,000 towards the delivery of the Hwb Blaenavon Project. Providing a youth provision at the Hwb, which includes evening youth clubs, project work and educational provisions.
St Michaels Amateur Boxing Club - £14,365.30 to deliver the Give it a go – Boxing and Fitness project. This will engage and educate young people by using IT, sourcing educational information and providing an appropriate environment to release cathartic aggression and frustrations.
Tredegar Park Primary School - £7,588.75 to deliver the Open Communication Project at the Forest Family Centre outside of school hours. This will provide drop in facilities for 7 to 11 year olds to identify individual or group problems and provide positive workable solutions.
Community House - £48,351 towards the delivery of the Maindee Youth ‘School’s Out’ Project, which provides youth work sessions during school holidays that includes educational trips and centre based activities for young people.
Cyfannol Women’s Aid - £36,629.62 towards a therapeutic, safe and accessible fixed play area and therapeutic intervention for all children and young people who reside at the refuge.
The following projects funded in 2019/20 have, in principle, been awarded year two funding subject to satisfactory reporting:
Bryn Farm & Coed Cae Interact - £40,151
Urban Circle - £50,000
Cwmbran Centre for Young People - £40,314.72
The Gap Wales - £16,438