Safer Napier is an accredited International Safe Community. Meaning? More than 40 agencies, organisations and groups within Napier work together to help make ours a safer city.
Safer Napier is an accredited International Safe Community. Over 40 agencies, organisations and groups are working together and taking a coordinated approach to improve community safety in Napier.
Napier City Council is the agency responsible for coordinating the programme. Mayor Kirsten Wise is the ambassador of the programme which is governed by the Safer Napier Strategic Group.
The programme has been extremely successful so far, winning numerous awards including the ‘2016 World Health Organisation Western Pacific Regional Office Healthy Cities Recognition for Violence and Injury Prevention’.
There are a range of projects and activities that contribute to Safer Napier. It is an ‘umbrella’ for over 60 initiatives and projects. Safer Napier takes a strengths based approach to support families / whānau and neighbourhoods, and to address safety issues.
Safer Napier monitors what difference it is making using a Results Based Accountability (RBA) framework. Guidelines have been developed to help evaluate projects. You can find out more about Safer Napier by reading the Safer Napier Annual Report.
For more details on Safe Communities please visit www.safecommunities.org.nz.
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