Agenda and minutes

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

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillor A Moore and Councillor G Sullivan.

 

Councillor K Lloyd entered the Meeting at 10.55 am having given prior notification of late arrival.

2.

Declarations of Interest

Minutes:

No Declarations of Interest were made.

3.

Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 551 KB

Minutes:

Resolved that:

 

The Minutes of the Meeting held 28 April 2015 be accepted as a correct record.

4.

Briefing Session

A briefing session for Panel members will be held from 10.35am to 11.05am (approximately) prior to the arrival of any invited attendees or witnesses to the meeting.

Minutes:

The Panel discussed in detail the items on the agenda prior to the attendance of the Police and Crime Commissioner.

 

Reference was also made to the Forward Work Programme for the Panel and the need to consider this matter in detail.

 

Simon Jones then advised that either a separate Meeting be convened to consider the Work Programme or a Briefing Session be held prior to the commencement of the agenda at a scheduled Meeting.

 

The Panel then agreed to contact Simon Jones with their preference in relation to the way forward for consideration of the Forward Work Programme.

 

 

5.

Presentation on Child Sexual Exploitation

To receive a presentation at the meeting from the Police and Crime Commissioner for South Wales

Minutes:

The Chair welcomed Mr Alun Michael Police and Crime Commissioner, Mrs Sophie Howe Deputy Commissioner, Mr Mark Brace, Mr Geoffrey Petty, Mr Cerith Thomas and Detective Superintendent Lian Penhale to the Meeting.

 

Sophie Howe together with Superintendent Penhale then made a Presentation to the Panel in relation to Child Sexual Exploitation in South Wales and gave details on the following:

 

·         Stand alone priority within the Force Control Strategy

·         South Wales Police reaction to the Rotherham report

·         Report from Jan Pickles to the Police and Crime Commissioner May 2015 with forty recommendations which formed the basis of the South Wales Summit held 18 May 2015

·         Welsh Government developing an All Wales Action Plan

·         Problem Profile

·         Current Operations

·         Child Sexual Exploitation Toolkit

·         Ongoing Work

·         Engagement with Partners

·         Engagement with the Force

·         Current Priorities

 

Questions were then raised by the Panel on the Presentation and were responded to in detail by Sophie Howe and Superintendent Penhale.

 

The Chair then thanked Mrs Howe and Superintendent Penhale for the Presentation to the Panel.

 

6.

Questions from Panel to Commissioner concerning Child Sexual Exploitation pdf icon PDF 66 KB

See attached report

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Panel were circulated with the response from the Commissioner in relation to questions raised on Child Sexual Exploitation.

 

The Panel then agreed that this response be deferred to enable the Members to consider the responses.

 

Sophie Howe then advised that she would be happy to respond to the Panel at a future Meeting.

7.

Swansea Help Point Case Study. pdf icon PDF 481 KB

See attached Case Study from the Police and Crime Commissioner for South Wales

Minutes:

Mr Michael referred the Panel to the Case Study – Swansea Help Point report.

 

Sophie Howe then led the Panel in detail through the case study and responded in detail to the questions raised by the Panel.

 

Mrs Howe also advised that further analysis would be undertaken and reported back to the Panel.

 

The Chair then thanked Mrs Howe for the update to the Panel.

8.

Financial update

Papers to follow from the Police and Crime Commissioner for South Wales

Minutes:

Mr Geoffrey Petty made a Presentation to the Panel giving details of the following:

 

·         Revenue Outturn 2014 /15

·         Statement of Accounts

·         Capital Outturn 2014 / 15

·         Resource Department Expenditure Limits (DEL) Spending in Cash Terms

·         Resource DEL as a Share of GDP in successive Parliaments 2007 – 2020

·         Resource DEL and implied resource DEL relative to GDP

·         Balancing the books

·         Police Funding Comparison 2015 / 16

 

Questions were raised by the Panel on the Presentation and were responded to in detail by Mr Petty.

 

Mr Michael also advised that he would discuss issues with the Chief Constable that had been raised by the Panel.

 

The Chair then thanked Mr Petty for the update to the Panel.

9.

Planning cycle including the timetable for setting the precept for 2016/2017

Papers to follow from the Police and Crime Commissioner for South Wales

 

Minutes:

Mr Michael referred to the report that had been circulated entitled ‘A fresh approach to preparing the Police and Crime Reduction Plan 2016 – 2021’ together with a Planning Calendar 2015 – 16.

 

Mr Michael then led the Panel in detail through the report and calendar for their information.

 

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

 

10.

Committee on Standards in Public Life inquiry into local policing accountability - Final report pdf icon PDF 106 KB

See attached report

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Chair referred the Panel to the Committee on Standards in Public Life Inquiry into Local Policing Accountability final report.

 

Resolved that:

 

The content of the response be noted.

11.

Bridgend Local Service Board Overview and Scrutiny Panel pdf icon PDF 75 KB

See attached report

Minutes:

The Chair referred the Panel to the Request for a Member of the Panel to join the Bridgend Local Service Board Overview and Scrutiny Panel.

 

After consideration by the Panel it was

 

Resolved that:

 

The request for a Member of the Panel to join the Bridgend Local Service Board Overview and Scrutiny Panel be declined.

12.

Any Other Business as deemed urgent by the Chair

Minutes:

The Chair advised that there was no business deemed urgent.

13.

Date of next meeting

10.30am on Tuesday, 13th October 2015 at the Orbit Business Centre, Merthyr Tydfil, CF48 1DL

Minutes:

The Chair referred to the discussion that had been held under item four in relation to the Forward Work Programme.

 

Resolved that subject to responses received from the Panel:

 

That the date of the next Panel be Tuesday 13 October 2015 commencing at 10.30 am at the Orbit Business Centre, Merthyr Tydfil

 

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