Project evaluation headline findings

The final evaluation report of the SFC project has now been published.

The report outlines that although the strength of local networks varies, the networks have engaged local VCSE criminal justice and community safety organisations, often linking them for the first time with local VCSE infrastructure organisations and providing a single point of contact for them.

All Offices of PCCs contacted through questionnaires and interviews (55% of OPCCs) felt it would be critically or quite important to work in partnership with local VCSE organisations in the next year. A third of the networks are now working closely with their PCC and will be strongly involved in developing the commissioning framework and police and crime plans.

The SFC project hope that these positive findings will be recognised by PCCs and will encourage them to continue engage with, work in partnership and support their local Safer Future Communities networks. The full report can be read here.