Westminster Legal Policy Forum Keynote Seminar: mmunity cohesion tackling anti social behaviour and creating safer communities

This seminar will offer a timely opportunity to consider the key issues affecting communities and neighbourhoods, and the next steps in tackling anti-social behaviour and crime.

Sessions will look at the Government framework for cutting crime, how communities can be better engaged in community safety and how the cycle of crime can be tackled through early intervention. The seminar will also look at the Government’s proposed police reforms, including proposals to give greater freedom to police forces and measures to improve accountability through the establishment of directly elected police commissioners.

Including contributions from Baroness Newlove of Warrington, the recently appointed Government champion for active and safer communities, and Sir Denis O’Connor, Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Constabulary, the meeting will bring together key policy makers with relevant stakeholders, including senior representatives from local authorities, business, the police and think tanks, along with further interested parties including members of the national and trade press.

Planned sessions will examine:

 *   21st century policing – improving public confidence and the next steps for reform;
 *   Community cohesion: the challenges for the Big Society in meeting its key aim of empowering and engaging local communities; the role schools should play in promoting community cohesion and how the role of the third sector in this area is likely to develop; and
 *   Tackling anti-social behaviour: the key challenges in creating effective multi-agency teams to combat crime and anti-social behaviour, how early intervention can assist in the fight against crime and how alcohol-fuelled violence and gun crime should be tackled.

The draft agenda ignature, and a regularly updated version is available to view online here<http://www.westminsterforumprojects.co.uk/forums/agenda/cohesion-agenda.pdf>.  This seminar is organised under the basis of strict impartiality of the Westminster Legal Policy Forum.

Speakers

We are delighted that Baroness Newlove of Warrington, Government champion for active and safer communities has agreed to deliver a keynote address at this seminar.

At this early stage, other confirmed speakers include Professor Ted Cantle, Executive Chair, Institute of Community Cohesion; Dr Barbara Cole, Programme Leader and Senior Lecturer, Inclusive Education, Institute of Education, University of London; Sir Denis O’Connor, Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Constabulary; Annabelle Phillips, Head of Crime and Justice Research, Ipsos MORI Social Research Institute and Peter Smyth, Chair, Metropolitan Police Federation.

Further senior participants are being approached, but if you or a colleague would like to be considered as a speaker at this seminar, please contact us at speakeroffers@westminsterforumprojects.co.uk<mailto:speakeroffers@westminsterforumprojects.co.uk> and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.  If you are offering to speak yourself, please don’t fill in the booking form, as this will be taken as an order and you will be charged for a place subject to our T&Cs.

Attendees

Westminster Legal Policy Forum seminars present an opportunity to engage with key policymakers and other interested parties, and are CPD certified. Typically attendees at our seminars are a senior and informed group numbering around 120, including Members of both Houses of Parliament; senior officials involved in this area of public policy from the Ministry of Justice and the Department for Communities and Local Government; polling organisations and education professionals; groups representing schools, charities, and the police force; representatives from local government, trade unions, and citizens’ groups, and reporters from the trade and national press.

All delegates will receive free PDF copies and are invited to contribute to the content.

Booking arrangements

To book places, please use our online booking form<http://www.westminsterforumprojects.co.uk/forums/book_event.php?eid=214&mo=fmo>.