Policing, health and social care consensus
A new national consensus between policing, health and social care organisations was launched last week. The aim is to work together to improve people’s health and wellbeing, prevent crime and protect the most vulnerable people in England.
By working together and intervening early to address the common factors that bring people into contact with the police and criminal justice system and lead to poor health, the different bodies hope that public safety will be improved and crime reduced.
Among other things, they have agreed to move beyond single service-based practice to whole-place approaches to commissioning and delivering preventative services in response to assessments of threat, harm, risk and vulnerability. They have committed to get better at identifying and supporting vulnerable people through their interactions between community members, health and police services and partners each year.
Find out more at www.news.npcc.police.uk