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1 Dorset County LDU Launch Conference Weymouth, 14 th April Supporting voluntary organisations that work with offenders and their families Clinks Inclusive Partnerships in the Criminal Justice System Lesley Frazer South West VCS Development Manager

2 Dorset County LDU Launch Conference Weymouth, 14 th April Supporting voluntary organisations that work with offenders and their families About Clinks Infrastructure (supports not service delivery) Members who own the organisation Our vision – vibrant and independent VCS Providing information & support Influencing & lobbying Promoting the sector Emphasis on small – medium organisations

3 Dorset County LDU Launch Conference Weymouth, 14 th April Supporting voluntary organisations that work with offenders and their families About Clinks South West Clinks South West VCS Development Project: Funded by Tudor LankellyChase to end of 2011 Two development staff covering the region Main priorities: Promoting & supporting the VCS at regional level Improving communication with the VCS Strengthening VCS links with local CJS partners

4 Dorset County LDU Launch Conference Weymouth, 14 th April Supporting voluntary organisations that work with offenders and their families Clinks SW Priorities Promoting & supporting VCS at regional level Through: Joint Action Plan with NOMS South West Input to NOMS SW Commissioning & Delivery Plans Integrated Offender Management Regional Board Quarterly meetings of HMPS Partnership Co-ordinators Cross-cutting work: – Women offenders – BME offenders

5 Dorset County LDU Launch Conference Weymouth, 14 th April Supporting voluntary organisations that work with offenders and their families Clinks SW Priorities Improving communication with the VCS SOUTH WEST SNAX ::: ISSUE 008 ::: 26th March 2010

6 Dorset County LDU Launch Conference Weymouth, 14 th April Supporting voluntary organisations that work with offenders and their families Clinks SW Priorities Strengthening VCS links with CJS partners Key drivers for local partnerships: Enabling small – medium VCS to participate Probation Trusts; Local Delivery Units; Best Value Joining up services ‘through the prison gate’ Integrated Offender Management PSA 16 – Social Inclusion Safer & Stronger Partnerships (LSPs/LAAs) Crime & Disorder Reduction Partnerships

7 Dorset County LDU Launch Conference Weymouth, 14 th April Supporting voluntary organisations that work with offenders and their families Clinks SW Priorities New local CJS networks and partnerships –A local network or forum for the VCS to have a collective voice; –Linked to a multi-agency CJS Forum, taking a strategic overview of gaps and priorities to inform joint commissioning and partnership work. Locally convened VCS in the CJS Network / Forum Local Strategic Multi-Agency CJS Forum

8 Dorset County LDU Launch Conference Weymouth, 14 th April Supporting voluntary organisations that work with offenders and their families Barriers to partnership Tendency to treat VCS as referral partners, not as commissioning or delivery partners Lack of capacity in local infrastructure organisations (CVSs) to play enabling role ‘Consultation fatigue’ – talking shops with no outcomes VCS capacity, especially in small organisations Barriers accentuated for BME and women’s organisations User voice is missing from CJS commissioning

9 Dorset County LDU Launch Conference Weymouth, 14 th April Supporting voluntary organisations that work with offenders and their families Inclusive Partnerships in the CJS Inclusive systems / structures take effort ‘Bottom up’ as well as ‘top down’ approaches Mutual understanding – ‘Who’s in the Market Place?’ Valuing the differences between sectors Sharing resources as well as £ Capacity building and investing to save Collaborative bidding that includes small organisations Building in the user perspective A shared vision, but with different roles in delivery

10 Dorset County LDU Launch Conference Weymouth, 14 th April Supporting voluntary organisations that work with offenders and their families Where next across Dorset? Clinks Open Space Event Tuesday 8 th June 2010 The Hub, Verwood For all agencies working with offenders & their families across Dorset, Bournemouth & Pool To explore opportunities for improved partnership working to improve outcomes for offenders, their families, and the wider community Flyers & invitations out next week

11 Dorset County LDU Launch Conference Weymouth, 14 th April Supporting voluntary organisations that work with offenders and their families Clinks PO Box 7378 Dorchester DT1 9FF Tel:


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