BeNCH Offender Management Strategy and Delivery Plan – Section 22 Agreement

Decision

To approve the Section 22 Agreement under the Police Act 1996 to enable the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Northamptonshire and Hertfordshire (BeNCH) Transforming Rehabilitation Strategic Steering Group to collaborate in the development of a joint strategy to compete for the provision of community rehabilitation services.

Decision Summary

The Section 22 Agreement provides:
the foundations by which the BeNCH Police & Crime Commissioners will collaborate;
the purpose of the Strategy;
the additional capacity that is required to deliver the Strategy, in particular the requirement for funding the post of a Strategy Development Manager for an initial six month period; and
how the Strategy will be managed.