The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner are currently delivering a programme, funded by the Home Office Police Innovation Fund, known as ACCORD. This is a whole-system approach to sex offender management through an accurate assessment of risk and delivery of: partnership working; innovation in technology and practices; increased efficiency; public engagement and; re-designing interventions.
As part of the programme, workshops are being delivered across Greater Manchester. These will be facilitated and delivered by the Lucy Faithfull Foundation. It is recommended that stakeholders attend the workshop that is specific for their area i.e. where they operate and have involvement.
The details of the workshop are below:
• An outline of the difference between 'reactive' and 'preventive' work with sexual abuse, including offenders, victims, communities and situations.
• Setting out the Smallbone and Wortley Prevention strategy. This considers the three arms of prevention: Primary, Secondary and Tertiary, and how a focus on all three arms might lead to a reduction in the incidence of sexual abuse. Most engagements are with sexual abuse, to date, are focused upon Tertiary initiatives, which is to say they operate after the event, when abuse has occurred.
• Consider what initiatives are already in place in the locality and how they fit into the Smallbone framework: it may be that there are local initiatives and projects that are under resourced or not publicised, and they might provide a model of good practice for the region.
• Set out a 'service map' of what exists, and what might be created in the area, considering the gaps in provision and existing local knowledge.
Aims and objectives:
For attendees to be briefed on Prevention Strategies and to develop a Prevention Strategy for their own area, by considering services which already exist, and incorporating them into a strategy, or by discovering areas of need and how they might be met.
Who should attend?
Stakeholders who currently operate within the specific area in Greater Manchester. This includes statutory services as well as the voluntary sector i.e. rape crisis, churches, local charities etc.
To attend one of the events, register using the appropriate locality links below. Places are limited and will be assigned on a first come, first served basis, the closing date for each is exactly one week before.
Rochdale: 15 February 2017, 12.30pm to 4.30pm
Book a place, here: www.eventbrite.com/e/rochdale-sexual-abuse-workshop-tickets-31511041373
Trafford: 16 February 2017, 12.30pm to 4.30pm
Book a place, here: www.eventbrite.com/e/trafford-sexual-abuse-workshop-tickets-31511208874
Oldham: 21 February 2017, 12.30pm to 4.30pm
Book a place, here: www.eventbrite.com/e/oldham-sexual-abuse-workshop-tickets-31257342553
Salford: 24 February 2017, 12.30pm to 4.30pm
Book a place, here: www.eventbrite.com/e/salford-sexual-abuse-workshop-tickets-31511460627
Bolton: 14 March 2017, 12.30pm to 4.30pm
Book a place, here: www.eventbrite.com/e/bolton-sexual-abuse-workshop-tickets-31511953100
Stockport: 27 March 2017, 12.30pm to 4.30pm
Book a place, here: www.eventbrite.com/e/stockport-sexual-abuse-workshop-tickets-31512837746
Wigan: 31 March 2017, 12.30pm to 4.30pm
Book a place, here: www.eventbrite.com/e/wigan-sexual-abuse-workshop-tickets-31513040352
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