Agenda and minutes

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillor A Moore and Councillor P Smith.

2.

Declarations of Interest

Minutes:

No Declarations of Interest were made.

3.

Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 102 KB

Minutes:

Arising on the Minutes Councillor M Jones advised that under Item one he had given his apologies for the Meeting.

 

Resolved subject to the foregoing that:

 

The Minutes of the Meeting held 21 October 2014 be accepted as a correct record.

4.

Summary of Complaints pdf icon PDF 98 KB

See attached report

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Simon Jones referred to the Summary of Complaints report and led the Panel in detail through appendix 1.

 

Simon Jones also outlined the Complaints Procedure and updated the Panel in relation to the outstanding Complaints.

 

Questions were then raised by the Panel in relation to the Resolution on a number of complaints and were answered in detail by Simon Jones.

 

Resolved that:

 

The content of the report be noted.

5.

Briefing Session

A briefing session for Panel members will be held from 10.40am to 11.10am (approximately) prior to the arrival of any invited attendees or witnesses to the meeting.

Minutes:

The Committee discussed in detail the items on the agenda prior to the attendance of the Police and Crime Commissioner and the Deputy Chief Constable.

6.

Questions submitted by the Panel to the Police and Crime Commissioner for South Wales pdf icon PDF 96 KB

See attached report

Minutes:

The Chair welcomed Mr Alun Michael Police and Crime Commissioner, Mr Matt Jukes Deputy Chief Constable, Mr Mark Brace, Ms Janine Roderick, Mr Geoffrey Petty and Mr Umar Hussain to the Meeting.

 

Mr Michael referred to the questions that had been submitted by the Panel.

 

The Panel were then referred to question 1.1.1 and were advised that a Presentation in relation to ‘Violent Crime in Context’ from Mark Brace Chief Planning and Performance Officer and a Presentation from Ms Janine Roderick Violent Crime and Health Liaison Officer would address this question.

 

Mr Brace then gave details to the Panel in relation to Violent Crime in Context and circulated graphs giving details of:

 

·         South Wales Police recorded crime in context

·         Trends in Violence in England and Wales

 

Janine Roderick then updated the Panel in relation to Priority Working with Partners to Tackle Violence and circulated papers giving details of:

 

·         Tackling Violence specifically Working with Partners on Violence and the Causes of Crime and Tackling Violence against Women and Girls

·         Violent Crime – Understanding, Intervening and Preventing

·         Health Liaison – Three Health Boards, WAST, Public Health Wales, Welsh Government and Health Policy

·         Improving Health Responses to Domestic Abuse – Ask and Act, Safeguarding Nurses, IRIS

·         Project Vision – Short and Long Term Outcomes

·         Working with Partners to Tackle Violent Crime – Understanding, Intervening and Preventing

·         Multi Agency Approach – Strategic and Local

·         Progress towards Delivering the Vision – Outcome, Output and Challenges

·         Example of Achievement – Swansea Help Point

·         The Power of Prevention

 

Questions were then raised by the Panel on the Presentations and were answered by Mr Michael, Mr Jukes, Mr Brace and Ms Roderick.

 

The Panel were then referred to Questions 1.1.2 and 1.1.3 and were advised that a Presentation from Mr Geoffrey Petty on the Impact of Austerity would address these questions.

 

Mr Petty then referred the Panel to the Impact of Austerity and circulated papers in relation to:

 

·         Cash Cuts – Grant per Capita – Police and Local Government in South Wales

·         Cost Pressures

·         Real Term Cuts – Police and Local Government in South Wales

·         South Wales Police Precept History

·         ‘Crowding Out’ – The Impact of Protection

·         Potential Risks – Preventative and Diversionary Services, Public Protection Services and Community Safety

·         Solutions

 

Questions were then raised on the Presentation and were answered in detail by Mr Petty.

 

The Panel were then referred to question 1.1.4 and were circulated with papers addressing the question.

 

Mr Michael then referred to graphs illustrating:

 

·         Challenging times for South Wales Police Officer numbers since 1977

·         Challenging times for South Wales Police Staff numbers since 2003

 

Mr Michael also referred to:

 

·         The Threat to Local Policing

·         Working with Partners – The South Wales approach

·         999 and non-emergency calls answered within the target time

·         Force Level Victim Satisfaction May 2007 – May 2014

·         Honest Recording of Crime

·         South Wales Police Recorded Crime in Context

·         Doing things differently – Project Fusion, MASH in Pontypridd, Violence Reduction, 18-25 Offending and Reoffending, Tackling Violence against Women and Girls and  ...  view the full minutes text for item 6.

7.

Panel's response to the Committee on Standards in Public Life inquiry pdf icon PDF 90 KB

See attached report

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Resolved that:

 

The content of the response be noted.

8.

Change of date of scheduled meeting

There is a duty on the Police and Crime Commissioner to notify the Panel of the proposed Precept by 1st February. As such it is recommended that the meeting scheduled for 2nd February 2016 be brought forward to 1st February 2016.

Minutes:

Resolved that:

 

The Panel Meeting scheduled for 2 February 2016 be amended to 1 February 2016.

9.

Date and Time of next meeting

Tuesday 27th January 2015 (10.30am)

Orbit Business Centre, Merthyr Tydfil.

Minutes:

The Panel were advised that the date of the next Panel Meeting was Holocaust Memorial Day.

 

Resolved that:

 

The next Panel Meeting be held on Friday 30 January 2015 commencing at 10.30 am at the Orbit Business Centre, Merthyr Tydfil.

10.

Any Other Business as deemed urgent by the Chair

Minutes:

The Chair advised that there was no business deemed urgent.

 

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