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Home Secretary’s Civil Renewal Agenda

The Government must continue fundamentally to redefine its relationship with the people it serves, according to Home Secretary David Blunkett.

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Codes of Good Practice

Two codes of Good Practice under the Compact on Relations between Government and the Voluntary and Community Sector in England have been published. They cover Consultation and Policy Appraisal and Funding

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Government and Voluntary Sector Launch Community Groups Compact Code of Practice

A new Code of Good Practice has recently been published in order to improve relationships between the Government and the Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS).

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Eyes and Ears – The Role of Neighbourhood Wardens

This briefing highlights existing neighbourhood scheme models and the emergence of Policing Community Support Officers (PCSO’s), with the potential choice a community safety partnership may have to make between PCSO’s and neighbourhood wardens.

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Community Cohesion Pathfinders: The First 6 Months

The Community Cohesion Pathfinder Programme is a key element of the Government’s work on community cohesion. The Home Office and the Neighbourhood Renewal Unit have jointly committed £6 million of funding to find innovative engagement methods helping to benefit all local areas. 

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Joining Community Cohesion and Regeneration

Joint Home Office / Office Of The Deputy Prime Minister (ODPM) community cohesion advice has been published, incorporating Government-funded regeneration projects that will serve to bring communities together. 

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White Paper: Respect and Responsibility – taking a stand against anti-social behaviour

British Crime Survey data for the 12 months to April 2002, highlighted the need for tough measures to tackle anti-social behaviour. A third of people cited anti-social behaviour problems such as rubbish, vandalism and ‘teenagers hanging around’ as a very or fairly big problem.

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Not Reinventing the Wheel… A Directory of Current Practice in Tackling Anti-Social Behaviour by Scottish Local Authorities

The “Directory of Current Practice in Tackling Anti-Social Behaviour” is for use by practitioners whose everyday work involves combating anti-social behaviour. Produced by Scottish Local Authorities, it will be useful for those planning new projects and initiatives. 

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Innovative Practice in Tackling Anti-Social Behaviour: Guidance for members of Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnerships

This guide, produced by the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister, provides agencies who work with Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnerships a summary of key issues involved in developing effective interventions to tackle anti-social behaviour.

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A Balanced Approach to Anti-Social Behaviour

Nacro have published a follow up report to last year’s Tackling anti-social behaviour: what really works. This paper sets out to illustrate what a balanced, holistic strategy involves.

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Together we can beat it! Partnership working on anti-social behaviour

Joint guidance has been produced to promote closer co-operation between local authorities, registered social landlords (RSLs), the police service and others in cases of anti-social behaviour
(ASB). 

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Supporting & empowering victims of racist harassment

A study conducted by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation in 1999 found that victims of racial harassment felt isolated and cut-off from the traditional support channels available to victims of crime. 

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Home Office Circular on Police Protection

The Home Office Circular on ‘The duties and powers of the police under the Children Act 1989’ (HO Circular 44/03) was revised and re-circulated on the 8th September 2003.

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Victims and witnesses: Providing better support

The services provided for crime victims and witnesses have had little evaluation. This national report, published by the Audit Commission, looks at current service provisions and what those receiving the service think of facilities.

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A New Deal for Victims and Witnesses – National Strategy

Last year one in four people was a victim of crime, down from 1995 when it was one in three, yet this still reflects a high figure.
This Public Service Agreement strategy sets out new Government plans to boost the public confidence of the CJS.

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Parks and Playgrounds deny Young People the Freedom to Grow

Towns and cities are becoming a more sterile and hostile place for young people with serious consequences for their well being and development, a new report by urban and social policy expert Ken Worpole concludes.

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Reaching the hard to reach

The Princes Trust is a charitable organisation that aims to give support, encouragement and basic financial assistance to young people aged 14-30 in order to help them meet their goals. This reports examines group aims and aspirations. 

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Child Delinquency: Early Intevention and Prevention

Often neither parents nor the various professionals who work with children can accurately predict which children will cease their disruptive behaviours and which ones will continue or worsen over time. 

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Nacro Briefings

Nacro, the National Association for the Care and Resettlement of Offenders, have published short (2-4) page briefings on a range of topics for practitioners. The following 4 were published in February 2003 and deal with youth crime, community safety, and new DAT/CDRP partnerships.

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Crime Concern Publications

As part an ongoing ‘Partnership Support Programme’ backed by the Home Office, Crime Concern has produced a new series of briefing papers specifically for community safety partnerships. Brief summaries of each are given below.

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