Issue details

One Stockport Safety Partnership Serious Violence Strategic Needs Assessment and Plan 2024

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.

Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: For Determination

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Decision due: 30 Jan 2024 by Cabinet

Lead member: Cabinet Member for Communities, Culture & Sport

Lead director: Director of Strategy

Department: Corporate and Support Services

Contact: Karishma Chandaria, Services to People Email:

Consultation process

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

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.

Relevant Scrutiny Committee for the purpose of call-in: Communities & Transport Scrutiny Committee


Agenda items


  • One Stockport Safety Partnership Serious Violence Strategic Needs Assessment and Plan 2024