West Yorkshire's Police and Crime Commissioner, Mark Burns-Williamson has provided grants to enable the creation of Third Sector Networks in each district in West Yorkshire (the Third Sector is a collective term covering voluntary, community, faith and social enterprise organisations).
A successful network has been operating in Leeds for a number of years and Mark has now provided funding to support organisations in each district to develop existing or create new networks for the first time.
The new networks will increase partnership working and make West Yorkshire safer by:
· Improving communication within the sector and with the criminal justice system.
· Providing training, encouraging the sharing of information and developing good practice, bringing about improvements in the services provided.
· Promoting collaboration between different organisations to develop more integrated and consistent models of delivery.
· Providing better engagement of the sector in partnership working.
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