Updated S22A Agreement under the Police Act 1996 (as amended) for the Modern Slavery Transformation Fund Programme
March 18th, 2021
To sign the updated Modern Slavery Police Transformation Section 22A Agreement under the Police Act 1996 (as amended).
Following a consultation on the Modern Slavery Transformation Programme by the Strategic Oversight board, it was agreed to extend the programme until March 2020.
The Acting Police and Crime Commissioner was briefed accordingly and it was agreed to the proposal to extend the Transformation programme until March 2020.
A requirement of this S22a agreement (2020) was that any extension to the Programme should be covered by a new S22a based on the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners (APCCE) template for S22a agreements. The APCCE have confirmed that the updated agreement is based on the template, that it has been reviewed in detail by the APACCE Legal Sub-Group and that advice has been taken from the Association of Police Lawyers.
As the S22a agreement is now on the APACCE template the lead Police Force and Commissioner (Devon and Cornwall) believe that we now have a base agreement that can be promptly updated should the funding become available in 2021/22.
The Acting Police and Crime Commissioner and the Constabulary should sign the updated Section 22A Agreement to effect the collaborative arrangements for the purpose of providing efficient and effective policing.