Cardiff Safer & Cohesive Communities Network
Does your organisation work around improving safety within communities in Cardiff?
Are you a volunteer or paid worker managing, supporting or providing activities based around community safety? If you've answered 'yes' to any of the above, then membership of the Cardiff Safer Communities Network is for you.
The Network meets quarterly and is packed with information, guidance, and discussions identified by the members. It's also a fantastic opportunity to meet to:
• Share and learn information and good practice;
• Learn new skills and knowledge via guest speakers, workshops and networking activities;
• Meet with others in a similar role to compare experiences and encourage one another.
Membership is free.
Cardiff Safer and Cohesive Communities Network Terms of Reference:
- To facilitate an effective forum that discusses, analyses and progresses the key issues raised by members in order to enhance local policy-making, including the development of consultation responses on behalf of the members, regarding this topic.
- To share reports and other data from a variety of sources, which are relevant to this topic, to enable the creation of a robust evidence-base to better inform partners for strong partnership working and effective influencing of local policy-making and activity.
- To influence key non-network organisations, groups, boards and projects with insightful data that makes a meaningful contribution to furthering policy development and activity in this topic.
- To commission research from a range of providers, the outcomes of which usefully contribute to developing organisational responses to this policy topic.
- To consider the implications of the issues raised by members for third sector organisations and refer these into Cardiff Third Sector Council for action where appropriate.
- To recruit members to the network so this represents a broad cross-section of organisations in the City in order to reflect its diversity.
The date of the next meeting is to be confirmed.
Training and Events
- Workshops are being held in March across Cardiff by ‘Communities Against Extremism’. The workshops will allow you to discuss and challenge difficult issues about the government’s Prevent policy and express your opinions in a safe environment without fear of condemnation.
- Protection of Vulnerable Adults (POVA) Level 4 - Thursday 30th and Friday 31st March 2017
- “On the Road Again?” Gypsies, Roma, Travellers Accommodation Training Day with the Romani Cultural & Arts Company - Monday 24 April 2017.
South Wales Police and Crime Commissioner's Victims Fund: This programme is open to the voluntary and third sector, and can support new or existing projects that work with individuals who have been affected by crime. The fund welcomes innovative ideas of projects that would complement existing support services for victims. Deadline: Friday 5th May 2017
- Draft circular for the planning of Gypsy, Traveller and showpeople sites - closes on 22 May 2017.
- Consultation on the Draft Compact: Police & Crime Commissioner, Police, and Voluntary/Community Sector.
News and other info
- Safe AS referral form available from Cardiff Women's Aid. Safe AS at Cardiff Women’s Aid is not a gender specific service, and works with children and young people up to the age of 25 who have been affected by domestic abuse either at home or within their own relationships.
- Violence Against Women, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence - read a letter dated 12 January 2017 about the role of the National Adviser.
- Diverse Cymru was commissioned by the Welsh Government to deliver the Age of Justice project – a research and awareness-raising project into crimes against, and targeted at, older people (50+) – and the full report has been published.
- Here is information about a cultural project scheme - the Small Libraries Project. The project offers refugees and asylum seekers the chance to work with a visual artist and a writer, share stories, make new friends and create a handmade, illustrated book.
A student is doing a Masters, the basis of which is to understand why BME people are under-represented in policing. The aim is also to help Police forces understand how they can recruit a more representative workforce. The survey only takes about a minute to complete: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/ZG8KBWQ
- Diverse Cymru has published new research into crimes against older people (anyone aged 50+).
- Message from Rhian Bowen-Davies - National Adviser for Violence against Women, other forms of Gender-Based Violence, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence.
- Good Practice Guide: A Whole Education Approach to Violence against Women, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence in Wales - produced by Welsh Government in conjunction with Welsh Women's Aid.
- Violence against Women, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence E-learning launch.
- The 'Live Fear Free' campaign, launched by Welsh Government, isn’t just calling out to victims of domestic abuse to seek help – it’s galvanising everyone else, the people who ‘don’t want to get involved, because it’s not my place’ or those who think ‘it’s none of my business, I’m sure they know what they’re doing.’
- Read the Summer 2015 newsletter from Wales Community Rehabilitation Company.
- Launch of a new Ministry of Justice funded national website and emotional support service for male survivors of rape and sexual abuse.
- Read two letters from the Wales Community Rehabilitation Company, dated March 2015, about the delivery of resettlement services.
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