Community safety partnership
The strategic assessment has highlighted the following priorities for Lichfield:
- Domestic abuse
- Anti-social behaviour
- County lines
- Violence against women and girls
- Serious violence
- Crime prevention
These are the priority areas that we will seek to deploy resources to either, reduce the incidence, reduce risk and harm or increase resilience.
There are also supplementary thematic issues which remain concerning and which require us to coordinate our responses in a better way. These include our collective response to:
- Modern slavery
- Business crime
- Vehicle crime
- Hate incidents and hate crime
- Road safety
Our main focus is ensuring that we work together with services and partner agencies to provide the best possible customer service to our Lichfield District residents. To enable us to achieve this we hold Partnership Hubs where various agencies discuss issues and concerns and work together in order to come to the best possible outcome.
The Vulnerability Hub is held fortnightly and is focused on vulnerable members of our district which could be individuals or families. Some cases from the Vulnerability Hub may need to be escalated to the Multi Agency Risk Assessment Conference (MARAC), and in turn de-escalated back to the Hub at the appropriate time.
The ASB and Exploitation Hub is also held fortnightly and looks at youth ASB, county lines and risks of exploitation, cases are escalated to the Multi Agency Child Exploitation meeting if appropriate.