Government Offices make a regional contribution to the Government’s aim to build a safe, just and tolerant society, protect the public and ensure the balance between the rights and responsibilities of individuals, families and communities is properly maintained. Government Offices also deliver the four key themes of the National Drug Strategy.
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Our role includes challenging and supporting 27 Crime and Disorder
Reduction Partnerships (CDRPs) and 14 Drugs Action Teams in the region to
reduce people’s experience and fear of crime, address concerns about
drugs and create safer, stronger communities and ensure those issues
feature within Local Area Agreements and CDRP plans.
At the centre of this work are the Hallmarks of Effective Practice which
have been introduced for CDRPs to check their own effectiveness and to
identify areas of improvement. Our support initiatives include a Peer
Hallmarks of Effective Practice
Partnership working has contributed to a sustained fall in crime over the
past ten years. However, the landscape in which Crime and Disorder
Reduction Partnerships deliver has changed considerably since legislation
was first introduced in the Crime and Disorder Act 1998. Working with
stakeholders the Home Office carried out a formal review of the partnership
provision of that Act. The suggested improvements were reflected in the
Police and Justice Act 2006, and in subsequent regulations, which came into
force in 2007.
The new statutory requirements form part of the Hallmarks of Effective
Partnerships, which have been informed and influenced by stakeholders.
These represent the key aspects that underpin effective delivery through
partnerships. Partnerships use them to check their own effectiveness and to
identify areas of improvement. The six are:
Empowered and Effective Leadership.
Visible and Constructive Accountability.
Intelligence-led Business Processes.
Effective and Responsive Delivery Structures.
Engaged Communities; and
Appropriate Skills and Knowledge.
For further information on guidance for effective partnerships please visit
Office’s web site.