2020PST launch event: 2020 Public Safety: Opportunities for Reform
Dame Clare Tickell is Chief Executive, Action for Children and Commission lead. Clare will Chair the event
Ben Page is Chief Executive, MORI Social Research Institute
Paul Buddery is Research Manager, 2020 Public Services Trust and author of the report
Jen Byrne is Director of Justice Development, A4e
Mark Easton is BBC Home Affairs Editor (tbc)
Public safety frequently tops the public's list of concerns. Despite major investment and radical reform, citizens are dubious about evidence of progress and whether their voices really count. Services face multiple challenges in delivering better outcomes, yet many of the reforms introduced to support practice within and across services face criticism for actually adding to rather than resolving these complexities, leaving us with an area of public services of 'Byzantine' complication. We are heavy on system, but light on the overarching narrative that should animate it.
2020 Public Safety: Opportunities for Reform draws on a wide range of interviews with service heads, academics, senior departmental officials, community leaders and citizens to explore where we are and how to move forward. How do we commission? How do we sentence? How do we use information? The report suggests that the reform principles developed by the Commission on 2020 Public Services can form the basis of a strong and unifying narrative in this most contested of areas.
This project has been supported by A4e.
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