The Qtr 2 Performance report was presented to the group for its consideration. The report and its contents were noted. The group acknowledged that we are exceeding performance expectations in several areas.
Discussions took place around the Killed and Seriously injured performance and the Board felt it was important that the Road Safety strategy is presented to the Performance and Commissioning Group. Jacqueline Jones would be asked to present the strategy to a future meeting.
The group noted that the support we will receive from the National Treatment Agency regarding substance misuse in the future will be dependent upon how well our area is performing in relation to recovery'. Therefore the NTA will be concentrating their efforts on working with DAATs to increase
the numbers of successful completions and reducing the number of representations. In order to do this the NTA has categorised DAATs into 3 groups dependent upon severity of problem drug use and performance. These are: Mirror needing no support; nudge needing a light touch by way of support which will be agreed and; Support, those partnerships that need more support. Solihull is in the nudge' category. Although Solihull's performance is above the national average we have seen a drop in this performance. Work is underway to understand this and we have already concluded that this relates to Criminal Justice referrals which are being addressed.
Performance on ASB perception from the Place survey was discussed. The group noted the challenge around the fear and perception of ASB against the reducing reported incidents to both the Police and Solihull ASB service. Good communications was seen as key to this piece of work. Sally Bourner informed the group that she had also commissioned a piece of work within her command team to look at both Police internal and external communications. It was suggested that Gillian liaise with Insp Darren Wilson and Insp Dave Rischmiller on this subject to ensure a joined up approach.
The group requested that a short report should be presented to the Board with recommendations.
The group also considered what other good performance measures should look like to reflect the CSP direction of travel in light of the LAA and old indicator no longer being relevant.
Domestic Abuse NI32 was raised as an example of where the old indicator is now no longer an effective measure to demonstrate that the partnership is making a difference to the way in which DA in addressed in Solihull.
It was therefore agreed that although we would continue to report back on the existing 7 measures for the foreseeable future that new measures were required for the new Strategic Assessment priorities, Community Safety Plan process and our commissioning intentions for the new year beginning April 2012.
The group requested that all of the delivery group lead commissioners are requested to present a report containing options on what suitable performance measures should look like for the new SA and CSP priorities for the next 3 years for the nest meeting. On looking at how performance is presented, the Board felt that performance through the year should be presented, graphically which would show a clearer picture quarter by quarter comparison , 3, 6, 9 and 12 month comparisons. This would in essence give the board good comparative data and a year to date record.
Gillian Magee agreed to take this back to the Performance and Commissioning group for consideration.
Options relating to performance measures to be presented to the Safer Board in December. This is to be added to the forward plan - Gillian Magee
Road Safety Strategy to be presented to the Performance and Commissioning group - Jacqueline Jones
Short report on external communications around ASB perception to be presented to the Board. Gillian Magee to co-ordinate.