Does your organisation work around improving safety within communities in Cardiff?
Are you a volunteer or paid worker managing, supporting or providing activities based around community safety? If you’ve answered ‘yes’ to any of the above, then membership of the Cardiff Safer Communities Network is for you.
The Network meets quarterly and is packed with information, guidance, and discussions identified by the members. It’s also a fantastic opportunity to meet to:
• Share and learn information and good practice;
• Learn new skills and knowledge via guest speakers, workshops and networking activities;
• Meet with others in a similar role to compare experiences and encourage one another.
Membership is free.
Cardiff Safer and Cohesive Communities Network Terms of Reference:
- To facilitate an effective forum that discusses, analyses and progresses the key issues raised by members in order to enhance local policy-making, including the development of consultation responses on behalf of the members, regarding this topic.
- To share reports and other data from a variety of sources, which are relevant to this topic, to enable the creation of a robust evidence-base to better inform partners for strong partnership working and effective influencing of local policy-making and activity.
- To influence key non-network organisations, groups, boards and projects with insightful data that makes a meaningful contribution to furthering policy development and activity in this topic.
- To commission research from a range of providers, the outcomes of which usefully contribute to developing organisational responses to this policy topic.
- To consider the implications of the issues raised by members for third sector organisations and refer these into Cardiff Third Sector Council for action where appropriate.
- To recruit members to the network so this represents a broad cross-section of organisations in the City in order to reflect its diversity.
The date of the next meeting is to be confirmed.
Training and Events
Relevant training and events will be posted here as they arise.
News and other info
- You can find Cardiff Counils video on discarded needles here
- Information for victims of violence or those who have witnessed violence from South Wales Victim Focus
- Information from PREVENT team at Cardiff Council following the terrorist attack in London.
- Safe AS referral form available from Cardiff Women’s Aid. Safe AS at Cardiff Women’s Aid is not a gender specific service, and works with children and young people up to the age of 25 who have been affected by domestic abuse either at home or within their own relationships.
- Diverse Cymru was commissioned by the Welsh Government to deliver the Age of Justice project – a research and awareness-raising project into crimes against, and targeted at, older people (50+) – and the full report has been published.
- Here is information about a cultural project scheme – the Small Libraries Project. The project offers refugees and asylum seekers the chance to work with a visual artist and a writer, share stories, make new friends and create a handmade, illustrated book.
- Good Practice Guide: A Whole Education Approach to Violence against Women, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence in Wales – produced by Welsh Government in conjunction with Welsh Women’s Aid.
- Violence against Women, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence E-learning launch.
To find out more:
For more details and to find out how you can become a member of Cardiff Safer and Cohesive Communities Network, please contact Alison Pritchard on (029) 2048 5722 or email [email protected]