Research and Practice is an important element for the Wales Safer Communities Network for the sharing of best practice from across Wales and further afield. Research provides the evidence-base that is important for showing what works and to enable innovation and improvements to be put in place in regards to community safety across Wales.
We carry out some activities ourselves, but more is carried out by our partners and others that we work with, including universities and the Welsh Centre for Crime and Social Justice.
The Wales Safer Communities Network has carried out a number of surveys since its inception in January 2021. The reports and infographics produced as a result of the surveys can be found below.
The Wales Safer Communities Network was formed in January 2021. During early discussions it was identified that a baseline survey would be required. The baseline survey followed work on the workforce and Anti-Social Behaviour. This baseline survey included specific questions for the Wales Data Analysis Innovation and Improvement Network (WDAIIN), as well as looking at the partnership background with the complexities of devolved and non-devolved public bodies being part of the community safety backdrop.
Local Authority Community Safety Workforce Survey April 2021. Findings from 15 responses covering 17 Local Authority areas in Wales.
Policing in Community Safety July 2021. Report following a workshop and additional input from the Police and Crime Commissioners in Wales.
Summary report of the workforce review of local government and policing in Wales.
A review of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and what ASB Practitioners in Wales are expecting.
Research will be listed under the below topics from Welsh universities and other bodies undertaking research activities.
For more information on the topic of Violence Against Women, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence (VAWDASV) click here.