The OPCC 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 of our engagements 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.
*This workshop is being delivered in all areas across GM from January onwards, as per the below list.
To attend one of the events, please 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.
We would appreciate it if you could forward this information to any colleagues, contacts or other potential stakeholder who may find this of interest.
Rochdale: 15th February 2017, 12.30pm to 4.30pm
Trafford: 16th February 2017, 12.30pm to 4.30pm
Oldham: 21st February 2017, 12.30pm to 4.30pm
Salford: 24th February 2017, 12.30pm to 4.30pm
Bolton: 14th March 2017, 12.30pm to 4.30pm
Stockport: 27th March 2017, 12.30pm to 4.30pm
Wigan: 31st March 2017, 12.30pm to 4.30pm