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Safer Future Communities

About Safer Future Communities


Project overview

In November 2012 the public elected Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs). PCCs are accountable for the way crime is tackled in their police force area and responsible for community safety budgets.

Safer Future Communities was funded by Home Office between 2011 and 2013 to support the development of local networks of Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise organisations to engage with and influence PCCs and the new commissioning landscape in which they operate.

Local networks

The local Safer Future Communities networks:

  • engage with PCCs and other local community safety commissioners to promote the role of the VCSE sector in local community safety activities;
  • highlight the community safety concerns of VCSE organisations and the people they work with
  • and influence the decisions and agendas set by the PCCs to ensure they are reflective of local needs.

The project no longer operates at a national level but local network contacts can be downloaded here. This document also shows how PCC areas map onto the new probation contract package areas.

The project produced a range of resources, briefings and publications. These can be found on our resources page.

Safer Future Communities was led by Clinks in partnership with the Council for Welsh Voluntary Youth Services, DrugScope, National Association for Voluntary and Community Action, National Council for Voluntary Youth Services, Welsh Council for Voluntary Action Women’s Resource Centre.

    Project resources and briefings

    Here you will find a range of support resources that were produced as part of the Safer Future Communities project to support local VCSE organisations engage with and influence police and crime commissioners.

    Project evaluation

    You can read the e project’s evaluation report here

    Project events

    Here you will find reports and notes form events held by the Safer Future Communities Project between November 2011 and March 2013.