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(1) what plans she has to introduce greater transparency and accountability to the Community Safety Accreditation Scheme;
(2) how her Department is monitoring the use of (a) fixed penalty notices and (b) penalty notices for disorder by accredited organisations under the Community Safety Accreditation Scheme; and whether police forces should be monitoring these data.
The Home Office is working with forces to increase transparency at a local level by ensuring information about use of the scheme is available and accessible. The introduction of Police and Crime Commissioners in November will provide another level of local accountability and ownership, ensuring that these localised partnerships continue to reflect and respond to local concerns and community safety issues.
It is for chief officers in each force to agree management and monitoring arrangements of the use of fixed penalty notices and penalty notices for disorder issued under the Community Safety Accreditation Scheme.
Guidance is provided by the Association of Chief Police Officers.