Welcome to the  February 2016 edition of BSHP Community Safety and Harm Reduction News Briefing.

Developing New Policies and Procedures

At the last meeting, Practitioners discussed reviewing their ASB policies and procedures in the light of recent legislative changes. Would you be able to send me your latest policy so  we can share with others, and also let me know if you need any assistance in policy development.

Dogs and injunctions

At a  recent practitioners meetings we talked about the role of injunctions in enforcing tenancy conditions, for those following this debate Gary Chantrey from Trident has highlighted a judgment in a County Court   Read More

Changes to West Midlands Police –WMP

The latest briefing on WMP is attached which announces the changes in Local Policing Unit boundaries as well as changes to the response and investigations teams. Whilst the local Policing units are going to merge to form 2 units: West and South and East and North our understanding is that the 4 Local Community Safety Partnerships will remain. We are concerned that the mergers of LPU areas will mean that there will be less senior officers at a local level to support the Partnerships.

We also know that the 4 Police Partnerships Teams in Birmingham  have been merged into one centrally based team.   Read More

Cyber Crime

Please find a useful presentation attached outlining cyber-crime and the West Midlands Police response.  Page 13 has some useful links.Cyber Crime Briefing

Domestic Abuse – Understanding the Challenges Ahead

Please find details of an upcoming conference   Course Details


The Domestic Homicide Review Team will be holding 4 additional Learning From Domestic Homicide Reviews Training Sessions in March 2016. This is a repeat of the training held for BSHP members a couple of weeks ago.

The training will be held on the following dates:

  1. Friday 4th March 2016 at 9:00am to 1:00pm.
  2. Thursday, 10th March 2016 at 9:00am to 1:00pm.
  3. Wednesday, 16th March 2016 at 9:00am to 1:00pm.
  4. Wednesday, 23rd March 2016 at 9:00am to 1:00pm.

To Register for the Training please click on the link below.



Alan Moorhouse l Community Safety Co-ordinator l Birmingham Social Housing Partnership l alan.moorhouse@pioneergroup.org.uk l mobile number: 07580 852189




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