Safer CHB Pan Pacific Safe Communities Accreditation
Safe Communities Accreditation is based on the Safe Communities model which is endorsed by the World Health Organisation Safe and internationally recognised as a way to prevent crime and reduce the injury burden. The approach to community safety encourages greater co-operation and collaboration between non-government organisations, the business sector, local and central government agencies. It is a co-ordinated and integrated way of doing business and is process driven and results focused.
Safer CHB achieved Safe Communities (SCNZ) Pan Pacific accreditation in June 2012 with a membership of 25 partner agencies. A Memorandum of Commitment, which provides the framework for agreed on-going commitment to Safer CHB, has been developed and is updated and signed by members annually.
A 3 year strategic plan (2013-2015) developed the Safer CHB Mission Statement "Central Hawkes Bay Whanau are safe" underpinned by the following values: Safety is a fundamental human right; People are at the heart of making communities safer places in which to live, work, learn, travel and play: and Everybody has a responsibility to promote and maintain their safety and the safety of other.
Operationally, the Safer CHB partnership co-ordination sits with Christine Renata, Safe Communities Coordinator at Central Hawkes Bay District Council.