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16th Annual Crime and ASB Conference New powers, new initiatives

Thursday, 27th September 2012, York Racecourse

Tackling crime and anti-social behaviour (ASB) remains a key priority for local authorities, social landlords and their local communities and 2012 brings important new developments that will significantly change the landscape in which they operate. The Governments White Paper: Putting Victims First – More Effective Responses to AntiSocial Behaviour sets out proposals for empowering communities with new Community Triggers being piloted giving residents the power to compel local agencies to take action. The White Paper sets out new tools and powers that professionals can use to protect victims as well as new mandatory powers for possession and extended discretionary powers for possession. To turn around the lives of the most troubled families associated with causing significant problems in local neighbourhoods, the Troubled Families initiative has been launched with an important role for community safety professionals working with other partners. And with the election of Police and Crime Commissioners, taking place in some parts of the country later in the year, there is much for community safety professionals to get to grips with. This conference will discuss the implications of these proposals, as well as highlighting innovative and effective practice. All the key issues will be discussed at this conference including: white paper proposals for new ASB tools and powers and the implications for practitioners strengthening the powers of possession – what this means and how it will be applied Troubled Families – the new agenda and the role of housing in helping to turn around the lives of troubled families police crime commissioners – what will be impact on localities restorative justice and neighbourhood justice panels – examples of effectiveness and the role of housing equality and diversity in practice – what this really means in delivering policing and community safety services community trigger pilots – the experience so far tackling anti-social behaviour in private sector housing approaches to delivery that bring service efficiencies

Who should attend? Anyone working to reduce crime and ASB in the housing environment, or in Community Safety Partnerships, will benefit from attending this event. This event should be attended by directors and managers in housing and community safety, tenancy enforcement as well as neighbourhood wardens, solicitors and police liaison officers. Please forward this flyer to your partners in other agencies with responsibility for tackling crime and ASB including education, health, children’s services, the third sector, social services and criminal justice.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Delegates will be able to record 4 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours for attending this conference.



Registration, refreshments and exhibition viewing


Chair’s introduction and welcome


New ASB tools and powers

Tony Powell, Executive Director Neighbourhoods, New Charter Housing Trust

Tony Thomas, Crime and ASB Reduction Unit, Home Office This session will provide delegates with an update on the new toolkit announced in the ASB White Paper. This includes: building on success in the housing sector mandatory possession pre-legislative scrutiny


Troubled families strategy and implementation

Ian Brady, Troubled Families Team, Department for Communities and Local Government In August 2011 government set out its commitment to turning around the lives of 120,000 of the UKs most troubled families. Ian will; outline the Government’s strategy to achieve this goal provide an update on progress to date explore the Government’s expectation of the housing sector in delivering on this commitment look at the key opportunities and challenges to the sector of this work


Refreshments and exhibition viewing


Professional Practice Sessions A. Breaking the cycle: developing restorative justice in practice

Dave Rawding, Hull Centre for Restorative Practice, (formerly Chief Inspector of Neighbourhood Policing at Humberside Police) The current approach to criminal justice is placing greater emphasis on community involvement in justice, so that local people help to find resolutions to low level crime, that reflect community concerns and interest. In this session Dave will explore: the current approach and tools available evidence from Neighbourhood Justice Panels the increasing use of Restorative Justice for victims developing restorative justice approaches and the role housing organisations can play

B. Taking a ‘whole family’ approach with troubled families

Daryl Cross, Operational Manager – Specialist Family Support, New Charter Housing Trust Sue Hird, Director of Tenancy and Support Services, New Charter Housing Trust New Charter Housing Trust has notable achievements in taking a whole family approach to tackling troubled families. In this session the Trust will explain its approach and outcomes from a practical perspective including: delivering Family Intervention Services and specialist Family Support Services tackling crime and disorder how the Troubled Families agenda complements wider housing services lessons from working in partnership

C. The Community Trigger – a Manchester approach Rebecca Bryant, ASB Services Lead, Manchester City Council Sharon Naughton, ASB Manager, Manchester City Council Learn from one of the participants of the national Community Trigger trial – this session will cover: · · · · ·

how to set up a community trigger what is in the threshold and negotiating with partners communication strategies developing the process, governance and evaluation discussion of the principles/pitfalls of the community trigger

D. Tackling re-offending through procurement programmes Jan Agger, Head of Training and Employment Services, Fusion21 Fusion21 are social housing procurement specialists. Over 250 people with offending backgrounds have been placed into employment using its supply chain members; and they are also delivering workshops within HMP Liverpool and looking at ‘Industries into Prison’ models. In this session Jan will cover: Fusion21's re-offending strategy how Fusion21 have created jobs for ex-offenders through the gates - how we engage prison industries and prison workshops assessing the impact


Lunch and exhibition viewing


A legal update – key developments and implications for practitioners Gill Marshall, Section Head, Regulatory and Enforcement, Leeds City Council This session will give you an update on key legal developments and assess: the implications of the White paper proposals for new tools and powers, including new powers for possession the forthcoming elections of Police Crime Commissioners and how this will impact on localities


Professional Practice Sessions E. Safeguarding for housing professionals – a key responsibility

Michelle Meldrum, Deputy Director, Gentoo Living Julie Lister, Neighbourhood Safety Partnerships Manager, Gentoo Living Housing providers have a key role to play in safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults. This session will focus on: good practice in relation to policy and practice influencing partnerships and strategic direction ensuring safeguarding is a consideration in mainstream housing processes awareness raising – view the example of Gentoo’s DVD for safeguarding children and young people

F. Breaking the cycle: developing restorative justice in practice Repeat of morning Workshop

G. The Community Trigger – a Manchester approach Repeat of morning Workshop

H. Space for peace: reducing the incidents of domestic abuse, bullying and anti social behaviour in our communities Paula McCormack, Development Facilitator, Space for Peace

Space for Peace Ltd arose from work being undertaken through social landlords in communities, to raise awareness of the UN International day of cessation and nonviolence on 21st September each year. Its vision is: Releasing the power of individuals

to create the Space for Peace and reducing the incidence of domestic abuse, bullying and antisocial behaviour in our communities. The work of Space for Peace has already delivered disclosures and engagement that otherwise may not have happened. In this session you will experience: what a ‘space for peace’ is how using a ‘space for peace’ within communities can create engagement and enable disclosures

what happens when you create ‘spaces for peace’ in prisons and schools how this all links to the UN International day of cessation and non-violence (21st September) how you can use it to engage with individuals and communities across the board


Equality and diversity for real

Steve Kappel, Acting Detective Inspector, Cleveland Police With extensive policing experience having held senior posts in the National Black Police Association, and, as chair of the Cleveland Black Police Association for many years, Steve will talk about personal and work related experiences and: explore issues in relation to service delivery and the dangers of not understanding how attitudes to diversity can be damaging to the organisations we work for and service users encourage delegates to question their own thoughts in relation to diversity and what it really means to them


Challenging prejudice and discrimination faced by people from alternative subcultures Sylvia Lancaster, Sophie Lancaster Foundation

After her daughter Sophie's, murder, Sylvia Lancaster established the Sophie Lancaster Foundation that works to challenge prejudice and discrimination faced by people from alternative subcultures. Sylvia campaigns to have UK Hate Crime legislation extended to include people from alternative subcultures.


Chair’s closing remarks and close of conference

16th Annual Crime and ASB Conference New powers, new initiatives Thursday, 27th September 2012, York Racecourse Delegate fees

Early booking discount: book before 31st August 2012

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£249 All delegate fees are shown excluding VAT.

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