James Evison 18 October 2016

Report reveals Welsh community safety issues

Report reveals Welsh community safety issues image

Community safety in Wales is being undermined by new responsibilities and working arrangements, according to a new report.

The study by the auditor general, Community Safety in Wales, looked at how effectively the Assembly government, police and crime commissioners and local authorities were working on community safety.

Its key findings included inconsistent leadership, disjointed national and local planning, Welsh government funding cuts and issues with measuring public body success generally on community safety.

It also included a Wales audit office public survey, which claimed limited engagement with citizens and communities by public bodies on the issue.

Seven recommendations were made as a result of the report with a core focus on improving strategic planing, partnerships, funding and engagement with citizens.

Auditor general for Wales, Huw Vaughan Thomas said: 'Our review provides a detailed analysis of current practices and highlights a range of weaknesses with the current arrangements.

'Given the importance citizens and communities place community safety, it is important that public bodies improve how they work together to keep us all safe and the recommendations I have made are focused on addressing the key challenges currently faced.'

SIGN UP
For your free daily news bulletin
Highways jobs

Vehicle Technician x2

Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council
£24,982 - £29,577 per annum
These positions are fixed term contracts for 12 months with the prospect of a permanent role once the Class C Driving Licence has been obtained.  Sandwell, West Midlands
Recuriter: Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council

Social Worker (Young Adults Team)

Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council
£30,451 - £34,728 per annum
Are you are enthusiastic and dynamic and want to join a dedicated and very supportive team in the delivery of Adult Social Care across Sandwell?  Sandwell, West Midlands
Recuriter: Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council

Agency and Recruitment Officer

Royal Borough of Greenwich
£22.995 - £24.258
We are looking for a reliable, experienced administrator who can support a range of recruitment tasks to ensure... Greenwich, London (Greater)
Recuriter: Royal Borough of Greenwich

Deputy Home Manager

Royal Borough of Greenwich
£40.869 - £43.860
We are looking for a talented and motivated Deputy Manager with excellent leadership qualities who is able to... Greenwich, London (Greater)
Recuriter: Royal Borough of Greenwich

Property Data Officer

Camden London Borough Council
£30,893 - £ 35,488 per annum
The main purpose of this role is be a key part in delivering the... Camden, London (Greater)
Recuriter: Camden London Borough Council

Public Property

Latest issue - Public Property News

This issue of Public Property examines how how flexible workspaces can lead the way in regeneration for local authorities, Why local authority intervention is key to successful urban regeneration schemes and if the Government’s challenge of embracing beauty is an opportunity for communities.

The March issue also takes a closer look at Blackburn with Darwen Council's first digital health hub to help people gain control over health and care services.

Register for your free digital issue