Book your place on the third sector conference (24 Aug 2016)

West Yorkshire's Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC), Mark Burns-Williamson's annual third sector conference will take place on 21 November in Wakefield City Centre.

The Third Sector is a collective term covering voluntary, community, faith and social enterprise organisations.

The conference has been arranged in conjunction with the Wakefield Community Safety Partnership with a key theme of service user involvement.

The aims of the conference are:

  • To enable a wider third sector audience to engage with the PCC.
  • To receive a report about the work of the Third Sector Advisory Group.
  • To discuss the role of sector in promoting the involvement of victims and offenders in the design and development of services.
  • To support the development of district based third sector networks.

The event follows the PCC funding the creation of dedicated third sector networks in each district of West Yorkshire. The networks will look to improve communication and information sharing, provide training, enable better engagement and promote collaboration.

Mark Burns-Williamson said "The Third Sector has a crucial role to play in making our communities safer and feel safer and I am looking forward to this conference which has proved very useful over the years it's been running.

"Securing better outcomes for people across West Yorkshire relies on a mix of activities from a range of partners to come together to share ideas, best practice and an understanding of what works to innovate and together implement positive change."

The event is aimed at third sector organisations and groups that have been granted funding through the PCC's Safer Communities Fund. To request a place email [email protected] or call the PCC's Third Sector Advisory, David Smith on 07595 006087 by Monday 7 November. Places are limited and the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner reserves the right to restrict them to one delegate from each organisation if necessary.

You can find out more about the PCC's work with the Third Sector by visiting www.westyorkshire-pcc.gov.uk/partnership/partnership-working/third-sector.aspx or by contacting the Third Sector Advisor.

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