West Yorkshire third sector organisations invited to PCC’s partnership conference (20 July 2017)

Mark Burns-Williamson, West Yorkshire's Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) is inviting West Yorkshire third sector organisations to his annual conference.

The event takes place in Halifax on 9th November and will include guest speakers, Q&As and workshops.

Mr Burns-Williamson and the Chief Constable of West Yorkshire Police, Dee Collins, will be addressing the audience which will be made up of key people from the voluntary, community, faith and social enterprise sectors.

The aim of the conference is to build on existing relationships so that the police and third sector work more closely together to deliver the outcomes in the PCC's Police and Crime Plan.

Last year's conference in Wakefield attracted over 140 participants from the sector. This year's event promises to be equally popular so get the date in your diary and reserve your place by e-mailing [email protected]

Mark said: "The third sector plays a crucial role in addressing a wide range of crime and community safety related issues. The work undertaken by the sector is huge and includes supporting victims, safeguarding vulnerable people, reducing re-offending and preventing crime.

"It's very important that we continue to actively engage with the sector through events like this and my Third Sector Advisory Group. I have always said partnership working is the way forward and I do believe there is scope to achieve even more together."

West Yorkshire Police Chief Constable Dee Collins said: "I am delighted to be asked to speak at the event which will give me an opportunity to meet the many wonderful representatives of our partners in the third sector.

"I cannot underestimate the value we place on those partnerships and the work they do to help us support victims of crime and the most vulnerable people in our communities."

You can find out more about the previous third sector conferences here /partnership/partnership-working/third-sector/third-sector-conferences.aspx.

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A photo from last year's third sector conference which was attended by 140 organisations.

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