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Research & Practice

Research and Practice and the Wales Safer Communities Network

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.

 

Our Own Findings

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.

  • Wales Safer Communities Network Baseline Survey Report: A report which captures the results of the Network’s first baseline survey (October 2021)

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.

To read the report click here

 

  • Understanding the Profile of Community Safety in Wales 2021: A workforce survey of Local Authorities and Policing in Wales (April & July 2021)

Local Authority Community Safety Workforce Survey April 2021. Findings from 15 responses covering 17 Local Authority areas in Wales.

To read the report click here

Policing in Community Safety July 2021. Report following a workshop and additional input from the Police and Crime Commissioners in Wales.

To read the report click here

Summary report of the workforce review of local government and policing in Wales.

To read the summary report click here

 

  • ASB Practitioners Survey 2021: Review of the impact of COVID-19 and what they are expecting (June 2021)

A review of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and what ASB Practitioners in Wales are expecting.

To view the full infographic click here

 

 


External Research

Research will be listed under the below topics from Welsh universities and other bodies undertaking research activities.

 

  • The Impact of Online Abuse: Hearing the Victims’ Voice, Victims Commissioner (June 2022)

Read the report here

For more information on the topic of Safeguarding and Early Intervention click here.

  • Forced migration and sexual and gender-based violence: findings from the SEREDA project in Wales, University of Birmingham (May 2022)

Read the report here

  • Perceptions of personal safety and experiences of harassment, Great Britain: 16 February to 13 March 2022, Office for National Statistics (May 2022)

Read the report here

  • What Works to Prevent Violence Against Women, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence (VAWDASV)? Systematic Evidence Assessment, Wales Violence Prevention Unit (September 2021)

Read the report here

For more information on the topic of Violence Against Women, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence (VAWDASV) click here.