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PCC's commitment to voluntary, faith and community sector

Merseyside / November 27

Merseyside’s Police Commissioner has maintained her commitment to the voluntary and community sector at a regular meeting.

Merseyside’s Police Commissioner has maintained her commitment to the voluntary and community sector at a regular meeting.

Since taking office, Jane Kennedy has met on a regular basis with members of the Merseyside Safer Future Communities Network, which represents the Voluntary, Community, Faith and Social Enterprise Sector in all five Boroughs.

The sessions, which are coordinated by Sefton CVS, provide a unique opportunity for the Commissioner to engage directly with representatives from the sector and provide them with the chance to help inform and get involved with issues impacting on their communities.

At today’s meeting, held at the Liverpool Anglican Cathedral, Merseyside Police’s Detective Chief Superintendent Paul Richardson gave an overview of the regional perspective relating to guns and gangs. The Commissioner then updated participants on how her role is expanding to encompass the commissioning of victims’ services, including restorative justice. She also spoke of the great work being done by the Community Voluntary Sector in the face of devastating cuts. 

There were also further discussions on the strategic priorities for the sector and the opportunity to share best practice.

Jane Kennedy said: “These sessions are invaluable to me. They enable me to gain a deeper understanding of all the great work being done in the Voluntary, Community, Faith and Social Enterprise Sector.

“Cooperation across the board is vital if we are to continue cutting crime and keeping our communities safe and I am delighted to be working alongside these organisations which are making a real difference on Merseyside.”

For further information on this network, please contact Paula Atherton or Neil Frackelton at Sefton CVS on (0151) 928 2233 ext 231.