Third Sector Conferences

Early Intervention and Prevention - Leeds - 15 November 2018

The PCC's sixth annual conference will take place from 09:00 to 13:00 on Thursday 15 November at Leeds Civic Hall, Calverley Street, Leeds LS1 1UR, a short walk from Leeds Train Station. It is organised by the PCC in collaboration with Safer Leeds, Leeds Community Safety Partnership.

The event will be opened Mark Burns-Williamson, the Police and Crime Commissioner for West Yorkshire.

The topic for this year's conference is early intervention and prevention, increasingly recognised as the key challenge in our joint efforts to keep West Yorkshire safe and feeling safe, and to reduce crime.

Participants will hear a range of perspectives on the challenges involved and barriers to be overcome to make early intervention and prevention a reality, including from service users, the third sector and the public sector. They will formulate recommendations to the PCC and other partners in West Yorkshire to move this hugely important agenda forward.

To secure your place at this important event please email [email protected] 

PCC's Third Sector Conference - Halifax - 9 November 2017  

The conference was a unique opportunity to engage with both the PCC Mark Burns Williamson, and for the first time at this event, Dee Collins the Chief Constable. The theme of the event is working with the police.

The conference heard about the Chief Constable's vision for policing in West Yorkshire, and discussed how the sector can contribute to a truly inclusive approach. 

Working in groups, the conference discussed realistic scenarios developed specially for the conference that the Police have to deal with in their day to day work, and how better working relationships with the sector could help both to prevent them but also how they are dealt with once they happen. The scenarios covered domestic abuse, hate crime, mental health, re-offending and human trafficking. 

It was attended by over 130 people from over 90 organisations.

 To read a the report on the conference click here (pdf 287kb)  

PCC's Third Sector Conference - Wakefield - 21 November 2016 

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

The aims of the conference were:

  • 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.

It was attended by over 140 people from over 80 organisations.

 To read a the report on the conference click here (pdf 952kb)  

PCC's Third Sector Conference - Textile Centre of Excellence Huddersfield - 14th December 2015

The aim of the event was to bring together a wide range of people from the third sector - defined as voluntary, community, faith and social enterprise - with three aims:

- To receive a report about the work of the PCC's Third Sector Advisory Group
- To discuss new developments designed to deliver the outcomes in the Police and Crime Plan
- To review two years operation of the PCC's Safer Communities Fund

It was attended by over 80 people from all over West Yorkshire.

 To read a the report on the conference click here (pdf 560kb) 

PCC's Third Sector Conference - Bradford City Hall - 3rd February 2015

The aim of the event was to bring together a wide range of people from the third sector - defined as voluntary, community, faith and social enterprise - to hear a key note speech from the West Yorkshire's Police and Crime Commissioner, Mark Burns-Williamson; to receive a report back about the work of the Third Sector Advisory Group; to discuss a range of issues arising from the work; and to focus in on engaging with service users and  other communities whose voices are seldom heard in the criminal justice system. Over 70 people attended the conference from across West Yorkshire. 

To read a the report on the conference click here (pdf 429kb)

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