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Community Safety Accreditation Schemes

Home Department written question – answered on 28th June 2012.

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Photo of Dominic Raab Dominic Raab Conservative, Esher and Walton

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department

(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.

Photo of Nick Herbert Nick Herbert The Minister for Policing and Criminal Justice, The Minister for Policing and Criminal Justice

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.

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