Employment & HR Local Government Police & Criminal Justice Health & Social Care Education Housing Voluntary Sector Digital & Communications

Key topic areas covered include: Communities, Gangs & County Lines, Safeguarding, and Workforce & Leadership.

Identifying and Working to Support Victims of Cuckooing

Using a Community Safer Grant, Stockport Homes were commissioned to undertake a 16 month pilot project to address the issue of cuckooing in the borough. Liz Smith, Head of Anti-Social Behaviour shares with us how they have supported vulnerable tenants who are victims of cuckooing.

The Role of Housing Associations in Combatting Domestic Abuse

Housing providers have a duty to safeguard at risk adults in their homes. The pandemic challenged how they safeguard people at risk of domestic abuse and trained staff to spot the signs. This case study looks at how Sovereign Housing Association adapted safeguarding services for residents throughout the pandemic.

Providing Safe Homes for Survivors of Domestic Abuse

Covid-19 has had a huge impact on domestic abuse services with 1 in 6 homeless cases registered between April and June 2021 being survivors of domestic abuse. Housing service providers need to find ways to improve services for survivors and to collaborate with partner organisations to provide the best possible support for survivors.

Supporting the Community to Protect Against Fraud

Building Public Resilience against Fraud is the job of the National Trading Standards Scams Team. This case study looks at the work of the team in supporting victims of mass marketing fraud scams.

Through the Gate: How Starting Offender Management pre-release stops Reoffending

In 2021, the government invested £80 million in substance misuse treatment services as part of their plan to reduce drug related crime and prevent drug related deaths. This case study examines the key factors driving success and failure in stopping reoffending, examples of how to improve offender management, and learnings from the Covid-19 pandemic.

Fulfilling Lives: Supporting People with Multiple Disadvantages

This case study will present the work of Fulfilling Lives Islington and Camden in helping women suffering multiple disadvantages, with a focus on domestic abuse and homelessness.

Boosting Specialist Cybercrime Capabilities through Regional Special Operations Units

39% of businesses in the North East identified cyber security breaches or attacks in 2020. In this case study we’ll look at how regional special operations units are improving defences against cyber crime.

Digital Policing: Using Mobile Technology in Crime Scene Investigation

This case study will emphasise the need to incorporate digital technology in crime scene investigations. It uses the Regional Scientific Support Service (RSSS) of Yorkshire as an example of how digital technology can be used effectively in CSI.

Providing Inclusive Safeguarding Services for BME Communities

In this case study we’ll look at the work of the Equality & Inclusion Partnership (EQuIP) in providing inclusive safeguarding services for Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) communities in Warwickshire.

Real-Time Monitoring of Substance Misusing Parents; a New Way to Protect Children?

This case study examines a pilot in Harrow which utilises technology that gives real time recordings of the alcohol or drugs in an individual’s system. It shows us how we can deploy technology to keep children safe in complex family environments.

Safeguarding Children from Sexual Abuse in the Family Environment – a Multi-Agency Approach

Together, Ofsted, the CQC, HMI Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services and HMI Probation have produced a report following joint targeted area inspections (JTAIs). The report considers the practices of the individual agencies, as well as the effectiveness of multi-agency working arrangements.

Abuse and Neglect of Older People – What can we do to stop it?

The abuse and neglect of older people remains a largely hidden issue, which leaves hundreds of thousands of older people experiencing, or at risk of, avoidable harm. There are now nearly 12 million people aged 65 or over in the UK with the average age of the UK population rising.

Learning from Portugal’s Health-Based Approach to Drug and Substance Misuse

This case study examines how Portugal has tackled drug related crime through decriminalisation and what we can learn from this in the UK.

Operation Sycamore: Tackling Knife Crime in Manchester

Due to the surge in knife crime across Manchester in the last 5 years, Greater Manchester Police knew that change was needed to keep their community safe, they launched Operation Sycamore to take knives off the streets.