Decision details

One Stockport Safety Partnership Serious Violence Strategic Needs Assessment and Plan 2024 (Non-Key)

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts (PCSC) Act 2022 places a duty on specified authorities to collaborate to prevent and tackle serious violence in their local area. It requires them to work together, using existing partnerships where possible, to share information and take effective coordinated action with their local communities.
Specified authorities have until 31st January 2024 to undertake a Strategic Needs Assessment (SNA) of serious violence issues in their areas and develop a plan to address identified issues in that assessment. Thereafter, these plans must be reviewed and refreshed annually.
In Stockport, this work is being undertaken through the One Stockport Safety Partnership (OSSP).

This report presents the draft SNA, which members are asked to note and seeks members' agreement for a set of actions set out in the SNA's Executive Summary to be used as the basis from which to develop OSSP's Serious Violence Plan for 2024/25.


The Cabinet has considered the draft One Stockport Safety Partnership Serious Violence Strategic Needs Assessment and Plan 2024 and has:-


(1) Noted the proposed additional actions for 2024/25 outlined in the tables in 4.1 in the report.


(2) Noted the One Stockport Safety Partnership’s intention to use these proposed additional actions as the basis for its Serious Violence Plan for 2024/25.


(3) Noted the One Stockport Safety Partnership’s proposed approach to serious violence assessment and planning beyond 2024/25, set out in 2.5 above – that is, to incorporate work relating to serious violence as a specific strand within its overall assessment and planning arrangements.

Alternative options considered:


Interests and Nature of Interests Declared:


Wards Affected: (All Wards);

Equality and/or Environmental Impact Assessment: An Environmental Impact Assessment is not necessary as actions proposed are unlikely to have an impact on the environment. An Equality Impact Assessment however has been undertaken based on the actions proposed for the 2024.25 OSSP Serious Violence Plan.

Decision Reference: CAB447

Declarations or conflicts of Interest: None.

Other reasons / organisations consulted

The Strategic Needs Assessment and proposed actions were considered and endorsed by the OSSP Board on 14th December 2023.

Contact: Karishma Chandaria, Services to People Email:

Report author: Alan Lawson

Publication date: 31/01/2024

Date of decision: 30/01/2024

Decided at meeting: 30/01/2024 - Cabinet

Effective from: 07/02/2024

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