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Safer Communities

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.

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