Stronger Safer Gloucester Partnership
Stronger Safer Gloucester Partnership
Who we are
The Stronger Safer Gloucester Partnership (SSGP) is the strategic group bringing agencies together to work in partnership on the wider wellbeing, health and community safety agenda in the City of Gloucester.
Gloucester City has a history of strong and successful partnership working to drive forward positive changes in our communities and address issues affecting our residents. The SSGP builds on this, bringing together the people who have the ability, resources and commitment to make things happen.
As a partnership we are supportive and challenging in our work in order to link engagement, prevention and enforcement strands so that we can achieve better outcomes for all. We work collectively and use positive, community focussed problem solving in our work to shape our shared response to crime, anti-social behaviour, health and wellbeing trends across Gloucester.
Why do we have this partnership?
Community Safety Partnerships were first set up under the Crime and Disorder Act 1998. Councils have a legal duty to work with their local Police force to address crime and disorder in their area. Gloucester’s community safety partnership was previously known as Safer Gloucester.
In 2017 the partnership rebranded as the Stronger Safer Gloucester Partnership and widened it’s scope to include health and wellbeing. This is because we recognise that crime, health and wellbeing issues are often co-existing and can impact greatly on each other. Our partnership is built on the principle that no single agency can deal with, or be responsible for dealing with, complex community safety issues. These issues can be addressed more effectively and efficiently through working in partnership.
What does the SSGP do?
The SSGP focusses on work that we can only do together. We recognise the diversity of work that our member organisations do day to day, and we seek to build on that together. Each year we agree a set of priorities for our joint work; these are based on local knowledge, data trends and feedback from communities and practitioners.
Our priorities are split in to three categories: Protection, Prevention and Response. Key documents for the partnership are below:
Who is part of the partnership?
The SSGP is a multi agency group, comprising representatives from organisations across Gloucester including:
Including Public Health commissioners and the county homelessness co-ordinator
The work of the Stronger Safer Gloucester Partnership and its members is broad and diverse. Below are links to our partner agencies and key pieces of work:
Domestic Homicide Reviews
· a person to whom they were related
· a person with whom they were, or had been, in an intimate personal relationship
· or a member of the same household as themselves
DHRs are carried out to try to ensure that public bodies such as social services, councils, police and other community based organisations understand the circumstances that led to the victims death and identify whether and how these sad incidents could have been prevented. DHRs are about learning lessons from the past in order to prevent similar incidents in the future. DHRs do not seek to lay blame. They recommend actions to improve responses to domestic violence situations in the future. DHRs include input from the victim’s family and friends so that an understanding of their whole life is taken in to account.
Scott was a 25 year old man who was killed by his ex-partner, Jenny, in 2018. The full DHR in to Scott's death is not being published in order to protect wider family members, but the family and the Home Office have agreed to a learning summary of Scott's DHR being published