Agenda and minutes

Venue: Orbit Business Centre, Rhydycar Business Park, Merthyr Tydfil, CF48 1DL

Items
No. Item

Annual Meeting

1.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillor K Lloyd, Councillor S Rees-Owen and Mr M Jones Co-opted Member.

2.

Declarations of Interest

Minutes:

No Declarations of Interest were made.

3.

Appointment of Chair pdf icon PDF 75 KB

See attached report

Minutes:

Councillor D De’Ath entered the Meeting at 10.34 am.

 

Resolved that:

 

Councillor E C Galsworthy be appointed as Panel Chair until the Annual Meeting in 2016.

4.

Appointment of Vice Chair pdf icon PDF 75 KB

See attached report

Minutes:

Resolved that:

 

Councillor R Smith be appointed as Vice Chair until the Annual Meeting in 2016.

Ordinary Meeting

5.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillor K Lloyd, Councillor S Rees-Owen and Mr M Jones Co-opted Member.

6.

Declarations of Interest

Minutes:

No Declarations of Interest were made.

7.

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.

8.

Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 545 KB

Minutes:

Resolved that:

 

The Minutes of the Meeting held 11 March 2015 be accepted as a correct record.

Minutes Silence

The Panel observed a Minutes Silence for the Police Officer that had died in Swansea.

9.

Questions from Panel to the Commissioner concerning Child Sexual Exploitation pdf icon PDF 65 KB

See attached report

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Chair welcomed Mr Alun Michael Police and Crime Commissioner, Mrs Sophie Howe Deputy Commissioner, Dr John Rose Assistant Commissioner, Mr Mark Brace, Mr Geoffrey Petty, Mr Cerith Thomas, Helen Bennett and Jenny Phillips to the Meeting.

 

Mr Michael referred to the agenda item and advised that a copy of the report together with a copy of the report of the Conference would be presented at the next Panel Meeting.

 

Resolved that:

 

(a)   The interim response from the Commissioner be noted

(b)   A full response to the questions be received at the next Meeting of the Panel

10.

Mental Health and the Criminal Justice System

To receive a presentation on this matter. The Panel has asked for a presentation on the work the Commissioner is doing to promote a greater understanding of the needs of people with mental health issues so as to divert them from the criminal justice system.

Minutes:

Sophie Howe addressed the Panel in relation to Mental Health and the Criminal Justice System.

 

Helen Bennett and Jenny Phillips then made a Presentation to the Panel giving details in relation to:

 

·         Scope of the project

·         Governance Framework

·         Mapping of Data

·         Financial Modelling

·         Quarter 1-4 – Cardiff and Vale, Cwm Taff and Abertawe Bro Morgannwg

·         Welsh Mental Health Crisis Care Concordat

·         Emerging Themes and Actions

·         Opportunities

 

Questions were then raised by the Panel on the Presentation and were answered in detail by Alun Michael, Sophie Howe, Jenny Philips and Helen Bennett.

 

The Chair then thanked the Officers for the Presentation to the Panel.

 

11.

Organised Crime and the Local Profiles in South Wales

To receive a presentation of this matter.

Minutes:

The Chair welcomed Nikki Holland Assistant Chief Constable to the Meeting.

 

Nikki Holland referred to Local Organised Crime Partnership Boards and gave details to the Panel in relation to:

 

·         The aim of the Presentation

·         National Requirement

·         Responsibilities

·         Multi-Agency Partners

·         Local Organised Crime Partnership Boards

·         Local Serious and Organised Crime Profiles

·         Progress for South Wales Police

 

Questions were then raised by the Panel and were answered by Alun Michael and Nikki Holland.

 

The Chair then thanked Nikki Holland for the Presentation to the Panel.

12.

Police and Crime Plan and the Chief Constable's Delivery Plan

The Panel agreed the amendments to the Police and Crime Plan at its meeting on 11th March 2015. At the meeting the Commissioner intends to provide printed copies of the updated Police and Crime Plan and the Chief Constable’s Delivery Plan to Panel members. The Commissioner will provide a general update on this item.

Minutes:

Mr Michael advised that due to the period of purdah in the run up to the Election the updated Police and Crime Plan and the Chief Constable’s Delivery Plan could not be published.

 

However, after purdah the Police and Crime Plan and the Chief Constable’s Delivery Plan would be circulated and he would be happy to come back to the Panel on any issues raised.

 

A Member then requested a copy of the BCN Delivery Plan and Mr Michael advised that this would be circulated when available.

 

The Chair thanked Mr Michael for the update to the Panel.

13.

Any Other Business as deemed urgent by the Chair

Minutes:

The Chair advised that there was no business deemed urgent.

 

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