Overview

25 Jan, 20229:15 am-2:00 pm26 Jan, 20229:15 am-2:00 pm
Online Conference

About

With the Levelling Up Agenda well underway, attention has been turned to reducing the amount of crime in the UK. The announcement of The Beating Crime Plan on July 27th 2021 illustrated the link between the two, setting out how the government plans to reduce crime, protect victims and make the country safer. In order to effectively achieve this, what must first be tackled is the siloed approach to crime reduction currently in place, restricting how the public sector works together to tackle the same aims.

The Creating a Whole Systems Approach to Crime Reduction Forum will bring together individuals and organisations working in crime reduction and prevention across the public sector to share the challenges that siloed working presents in their roles, and how working together across sectors using a collaborative whole systems approach can effectively contribute to reducing violence and violent crimes. The Forum will unite those working across the crime prevention landscape which spans across the public sector, to reflect on the reality of both violent and non-violent crime and the impact of the pandemic, explore prevention measures and examples of best-practice implementation, and provide practical tools and resources to support relevant organisations in creating a cohesive approach to preventing crime.

Delegates will hear from government agencies, voluntary sector organisations, and local authorities who are tackling crime, drawing upon examples of best practice and case studies to establish how a multilateral approach can positively impact and effectively reduce crime in the short, medium and long term.

Online Experience

  • AI Match Making Networking and Live Delegate Meet Ups
  • Replay Functions so you Never Miss a Session
  • Live Chat, Questioning and Polling Tools
  • Real Time Resources and Presentations
  • Topic Based Discussion Groups
  • Next Generation Conference Engagement Platform

Key Speakers

Darren Burns photo
Darren Burns
National Recruitment Manager
The Timpson Foundation
Natalie Baker-Swift photo
Natalie Baker-Swift
Interim Head
Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire County VRU
Lisa Townsend PCC photo
Lisa Townsend PCC
Conservative Police and Crime Commissioner
Surrey
Natasha Finlayson OBE photo
Natasha Finlayson OBE
Chief Executive
Working Chance

Agenda

  • Day 1
  • Day 2
9:15 am
Login and Accessing Online Conference Platform
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9:30 am
Chair’s Welcome Address
Professor Manuel Eisner
Professor Manuel Eisner
Wolfson Professor of Criminology, Director of Violence Research Centre
Institute of Criminology, University of Cambridge
Invited
9:40 am
Adopting A Wider Public-Health Approach To Tackling Violent Crime

Drawing upon theTaking a public health approach to tackling serious violent crime’ report published by the LGA Safer and Stronger Communities Board which she Chairs, Cllr Nesil Caliskan will use her session to:

  • Explore the reasons it is essential to centre public health in the preparation and execution of any crime prevention strategy
  • Share insights into why a multi-agency approach is required to effectively reduce crime in the long term, working across Government departments and all agencies, including the police, health, charities and a range of local government services such as, education, social services and youth services
  • Reflect upon the ‘10 tips to help councils address the issue of youth violence’ outlined in the report, and offering practical guidance on how best to implement robustly evaluated strategies to achieve tangible results in crime prevention and reduction
Cllr Nesil Caliskan
Cllr Nesil Caliskan
Leader of Enfield Council
Chair of the Safer and Stronger Communities Board
Invited
10:00 am
Case Study: Learning from a County-Wide Approach to Tackling Crime with Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire County VRU

This case study session will explore some of the innovative projects that Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire County VRU have been rolling out with the aim to reduce the rising crime in the area. Sharing their achievements to date, as well as practical tips on how to implement similar measures in VRUs across the country, Natalie will:

  • Reflect upon the following projects: The U-Turn Custody Prevent Scheme, Violence Intervention Programme at the QMC, #StopViolence Social Media Campaign, The Evolution Project
  • Critically evaluate the success of these initiatives, offering guidance on which projects are most worth investing your organisation’s time in
  • Share advice on how to foster strong relationships with supporting organisations in order to effectively deliver a multi-agency approach
  • Insights into how Nottinghamshire County VRU is supporting residents in at-risk properties to protect themselves from burglary through the fitting of improvements such as new door locks, Ring doorbells, window alarms, security lighting and CCTV.

This session will include time for questions and answers.

Natalie Baker-Swift
Natalie Baker-Swift
Interim Head
Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire County VRU
Confirmed
10:30 am
Break, Virtual Networking and Live Delegate Meet Ups

Don’t forget if you’ve missed a session, you can use our replay functions, so you can watch all the content on demand at a time that suits you.

10:50 am
Panel Discussion: Early Interventions to Tackle Child Criminal Exploitation

Topics for discussion will include:

  • The role of the new SAFE taskforces (support, attain, fulfil, exceed) aimed at reducing criminal activity at youth level, specifically whether this will be enough to turn the tide on youth violence
  • What more can be done to prevent children and young people falling through the gaps and becoming victims of criminal exploitation
  • The challenges associated with tackling certain types of youth violence and crime, specifically ‘hidden harms’, and how organisations looking to end the exploitation of young people can work better together to ensure they are protected from these acts of violence

Delegate questions are encouraged during this session.

Kenny Gibson
Kenny Gibson
National Head of Safeguarding
NHS England & NHS Improvement
Invited
Councillor Anntoinette Bramble
Councillor Anntoinette Bramble
Chair
LGA Children and Young People Board
Invited
Tatiana Gren-Jardin
Tatiana Gren-Jardin
Head of the Modern Slavery Policy Unit
The Centre for Social Justice
Invited
Emma James
Emma James
Senior Policy Advisor
Barnardo's
Invited
11:40 am
Interactive Discussion Session and Solutions Focused Breakout Rooms

Following each panel discussion, delegates will join the panellists on Zoom to discuss some of the main challenges they face when trying to implement a whole systems approach to preventing crime. Using the panellists specialist knowledge, this interactive session aims to bridge the gap between organisations and support them in working more cohesively towards the same aims.

12:20 pm
Refreshment Break
12:30 pm
Panel Discussion: Keeping Women and Girls Safe on Our Streets

In this panel discussion our panellists will:

  • Consider whether we need to be doing more to ensure there is equity in the level of protection we afford women (specifically women of colour, trans women etc) and if so, what this could look like moving forwards?
  • Critically analyse whether current measures as well as those looking to be introduced to prevent violence against women and girls in the community, such as the Safety of Women at Night Fund, are effective enough to keep women safe on our streets
  • Discuss the narrative of self-responsibility that surrounds incidents of violence against women and girls, exploring the role this plays on the reality of women’s safety in their communities

Delegate questions are encouraged during this session.

Lisa Townsend PCC
Lisa Townsend PCC
Conservative Police and Crime Commissioner
Surrey
Confirmed
Clare Barnett
Clare Barnett
Executive Director
Safe Spaces Now
Invited
Caroline Nokes MP
Caroline Nokes MP
Chair
Cross-Party Women and Equalities Select Committee
Invited
1:20 pm
Interactive Discussion Session and Solutions Focused Breakout Rooms

Following each panel discussion, delegates will join the panellists on Zoom to discuss some of the main challenges they face when trying to implement a whole systems approach to preventing crime. Using the panellists specialist knowledge, this interactive session aims to bridge the gap between organisations and support them in working more cohesively towards the same aims.

2:00 pm
Chair's Close
Professor Manuel Eisner
Professor Manuel Eisner
Wolfson Professor of Criminology, Director of Violence Research Centre
Institute of Criminology, University of Cambridge
Invited
9:15 am
Login and Accessing Online Conference Platform
Use this time to explore the agenda for the day and make new connections with peers.

A short explainer video will help you explore how to make the most of our new next generation Conference platform.

You’ll be able to create networking meet ups, access content on demand and use our new Q&A, chat functions and virtual polling tools.

9:30 am
Chair’s Welcome Address
Professor Manuel Eisner
Professor Manuel Eisner
Wolfson Professor of Criminology, Director of Violence Research Centre
Institute of Criminology, University of Cambridge
Invited
9:40 am
Special Update: The Prison Leavers Project

This special update will:

  •  Explore the new and innovative approaches to support people leaving prison to turn away from crime that the Prison Leavers Project have been implementing
  •  Share the vital role of the Shared Outcomes Fund which was the catalyst for the project initiating it’s cross-cutting, solutions based approach
  • Explore the important role of collaboration and a localised approach to better supporting offenders and ex-offenders and reducing recidivism
  •  Provide updates on the work that has been conducted by the project so far, and what the future holds for the project

This session will include time for delegate questions and answers.

Lizzie Ellis
Lizzie Ellis
Policy Advisor
Ministry of Justice
Invited
10:10 am
Case Study: Inside London's Violence Reduction Unit
  • Explore the aims of London’s VRU, towards young people, including the target of  providing all young people in need  a personal mentor and all young Londoners have access to quality local youth activities by 2024
  • Consider the complex nature of violent crime in London, including the geographic distribution and concentration of violence across London’s 32 Boroughs, and measures implemented to tackle this such as ‘My Ends’
  • Discuss the vital role of partnership, embodied by ‘The Partnership Reference Group’, with membership comprising of key public sector leaders and community representatives

This session will include time for delegate questions and answers.

Rhiannon Sawyer
Rhiannon Sawyer
Assistant Director
London's Violence Reduction Unit
Confirmed
10:30 am
Break, Virtual Networking and Live Delegate Meet Ups

Don’t forget if you’ve missed a session, you can use our replay functions, so you can watch all the content on demand at a time that suits you.

10:50 am
Panel Discussion: What Does the Future of Tackling Knife Crime Look Like?

Our expert panellists will sit down to discuss the rising threat of knife crime in the UK, together they will share their perspectives on what accounts for this, as well as how in their roles at the forefront of responding to knife violence, they believe that this issue should be tackled. Key topics of discussion will be:

  • Examining the role of social media in increased incidents and exposure to violent crime, exploring how this risk can be effectively mitigated whilst social media’s influence is still prevalent
  • The impact of lockdown on violent crime, harmful social interactions, declining mental health and exacerbated social insecurity
  • Exploring a joined-up public health as a more long-lasting and effective solution to knife and gun crime, including what this may look like in reality
  • Viewing knife crime as a nationwide issue, increasingly permeating more rural areas, examining what the root causes of this are and how this can effectively be tackled

Delegate questions are encouraged during this session.

Patrick Green
Patrick Green
CEO
The Ben Kinsella Trust
Confirmed
Laura Price
Laura Price
Head of Training and Programmes
Power The Fight
Confirmed
Sinead Dervin
Sinead Dervin
Head of Health and Justice
NHS England and Improvement (London)
Invited
Deputy Assistant Commissioner Graham McNulty
Deputy Assistant Commissioner Graham McNulty
Knife Crime Lead
National Police Chiefs’ Council
Invited
11:40 am
Interactive Discussion Session and Solutions Focused Breakout Rooms

Following each panel discussion, delegates will join the panellists on Zoom to discuss some of the main challenges they face when trying to implement a whole systems approach to preventing crime. Using the panellists specialist knowledge, this interactive session aims to bridge the gap between organisations and support them in working more cohesively towards the same aims.

12:20 pm
Refreshment Break
12:30 pm
Panel Discussion: Reducing Recidivism: Criminal Activity as A Symptom of Broader Social Issues

With 50% of crime being committed by 5% of offenders, reducing re-offending is integral to decreasing crime rates and tackling violent crime across the UK. With schemes such as The Prison Leavers Project targeting re-offending rates, our panellists will come together to discuss solutions to reduce re-offending. These will include:

  • Exploring the barriers ex-offenders experience when seeking and maintaining employment opportunities such as employment gaps, lack of permanent address, lack of essential skills or training
  • The ways in which ex-offenders who have been imprisoned for an extended period of time are supported in readjusting into an unfamiliar and changing society, the role of supported reintegrated and the impact maladjustment can have on recidivism
  • Reflecting upon research findings, such as the ‘Breaking the Cycle? Prison Visitation and Recidivism in the UK’ report, exploring research-informed findings accounting for re-offending and how, with this knowledge, how organisations can better work together to prevent this

Delegate questions are encouraged throughout this session.

Darren Burns
Darren Burns
National Recruitment Manager
The Timpson Foundation
Confirmed
Richard Strauss
Richard Strauss
Director of Sustainability
Offploy CIC
Confirmed
Natasha Finlayson OBE
Natasha Finlayson OBE
Chief Executive
Working Chance
Confirmed
David Lloyd
David Lloyd
APCC Criminal Justice Lead
Police and Crime Commissioner for Hertfordshire
Invited
1:20 pm
Interactive Discussion Session and Solutions Focused Breakout Rooms

Following each panel discussion, delegates will join the panellists on Zoom to discuss some of the main challenges they face when trying to implement a whole systems approach to preventing crime. Using the panellists specialist knowledge, this interactive session aims to bridge the gap between organisations and support them in working more cohesively towards the same aims.

2:00 pm
Chair's Close
Professor Manuel Eisner
Professor Manuel Eisner
Wolfson Professor of Criminology, Director of Violence Research Centre
Institute of Criminology, University of Cambridge
Invited

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