Volunteering Opportunity within Birmingham Community Safety Partnership

Within Birmingham Community Safety Partnership, we are looking for volunteers to become part of the Community Trigger process by becoming an independent chair of the panel meetings.

What is a Community Trigger?

If a person or group of people have reported an incident 3 or more times within a 6-month period, a Community Trigger can be activated (also known as ASB Case Review) to the Local Authority who manage this process on behalf of the Birmingham Community Safety Partnership (BCSP). This has been designed to give a victim of ASB, the right to demand that agencies deal with persistent anti-social behaviour.

There will be a multi-agency case review which involves various agencies (eg. local Police, Local Authority, Housing Association, NHS). This is different from a single-agency complaints process which looks at faults in the way an agency responded. The Community Trigger process is more of an attempt to ultimately fix the problem and stop the anti-social behaviour. (also known as ASB Case Review) This has been designed to give the victim, the right to demand that agencies deal with persistent anti-social behaviour and review the approach each partner has taken and ensure the victim has received the correct and appropriate service.

Once the Community Trigger has been activated a scoping process kicks in and if the threshold has been met a panel is then pulled together to carry out the review.

We within Birmingham Community Safety Team are very keen to ensure that this process is open and transparent and independent. To support this, we are looking to recruit independent chairs for all the panela meetings.

What is needed and what we offer:

· We are looking for a group of people to be part of an independent chair list.

· You will receive support /training if needed, within regards to skills set needed to be a chair

· We receive on average 40 Community Triggers a year we hope that you will chair a panel meeting approximately 9/10 times a year. This will vary depending on the interest.

· Each panel meeting is between 1 – 3 hours depending on the complexity.

· We will provide support for each panel meeting – admin and guidance which will be provided by qualified and experienced officers.

· We will provide funding for expenses.

· We will provide training ‘How to become a good chair’

For further information please contact Pamela Powis via the email address below. Email – [email protected]