Community safety delivery plan outline 2021-2022

Priority five: vulnerable people

Early intervention prevention

We want to:

  • reduce demand on individual agencies and professionals through better partnership engagement
  • see better outcomes for individuals involved with appropriate referrals and use of escalation
  • see a better and quicker referral process with a full understanding of the threshold for referral, ensuring individuals will receive the support they need as quickly as possible

To do this, we will:

  • better and more effectively manage individual cases that are impacting on numerous agencies and the community to reduce the burden on services and see more speedy support for vulnerable people
  • manage complex cases through a partnership approach with an agreed threshold for partnership intervention, escalating where necessary
  • ensure all partner agencies are aware of what support is available for vulnerable people affected by drugs / alcohol addiction, mental health issues, hoarding, contextual safeguarding and self-neglect and how to refer

Managing perpetrators

We want to:

  • reduce the number of repeat offenders/offences

To do this, we will:

  • effectively share information to identify repeat offenders
  • agree interventions for perpetrators through a multi-agency plan

Supporting victims and witnesses

We want to:

  • see early intervention and resolution
  • see less demand on services due to individuals receiving the support they need more quickly
  • target funding and support to plug any gaps in service provision
  • support victims of hate crimes and hate incidents

To do this, we will:

  • ensure appropriate support is locally available to those people that are affected by drugs / alcohol addiction, mental health issues, hoarding, contextual safeguarding and self-neglect
  • map gaps in existing local services for drugs / alcohol addiction, mental health issues, hoarding, contextual safeguarding and self-neglect.
  • identify specialist services that provide support to victims of hate crimes and hate incidents

Public confidence

We want to:

  • better understand where people can be referred for help and support to lower demand on agencies

To do this, we will:

  • develop a partnership communication strand to raise public awareness of the support services available.