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Police Accountability and Legitimacy Group (PALG)

                    

The Police Accountability and Legitimacy Group was established by the Commissioner's team and enables external organisations and independent advisers to act as critical friends to South Wales Police, supporting the Police & Crime Commissioner in his scrutiny role, and ensuring that South Wales Police is accountable and transparent.

PALG members, who represent a variety of organisations, assist the Commissioner in proactively promoting fair treatment and legitimate practices across the South Wales Police working environment and in dealings with the communities of South Wales. The group provides independent oversight and scrutiny of South Wales Police in respect of:

  • The use of policing powers (including stop search and use of force)
  • The accessibility and transparency of the police conduct and complaints system
  • Policy, project and practice development and implementation
  • Engagement and interaction with the public
  • Fairness at work issues
  • Encouraging diversity in the workplace
  • Progress against equality objectives set as part of the Equality Act Specific Duties.

Meetings take place on a quarterly basis and are chaired by the Police and Crime Commissioner’s Chief Executive. Further information about the purpose and outcomes arising from PALG meetings can be found here.

Agenda items and minutes from these meetings are also available below: 

2021 meetings
Topics Discussed  Minutes
 
  • Community Relationships
  • Managing Unreasonable Complaint Behaviour
 March 2020
 
  • Community Tensions and Community Cohesion
  • Online Hate Crime
June 2020 
 
  • Positive Action Proposals for Representative Workforce
  • Police response to Sexual Exploitation
September 2020 
  December 2020 
2020 meetings
 
Topics Discussed  Minutes
  • Use of force 
  • Stop and Search 
March 2020 
  • South Wales Police's response to Covid-19
June 2020
  • Automatic Facial Recognition (AFR)
  • Racial Disproportionality
September 2020
  • Joint Equality Plan Update
  • Victims Strategy 
December 2020
2019 meetings
Topics Discussed  Minutes
  • South Wales Police's approach to responding to Sex Work
March 2019
  • Hate Crime scrutiny review update
  • Overview of South Wales Police's complaints system
June 2019
  • Stalking and harassment scrutiny review update
  • Stop and Search - Use of Section 60
September 2019 
  • South Wales Police's approach to use of force
December 2019
2018 meetings
Topics Discussed Minutes
  • Joint Equality Annual Report 
  • Disability Peer Review
March 2018
  • Police Education Qualification Framework (PEQF)  
  • Automatic Facial Recognition (AFR)
  • Stop and Search 
June 2018
  • Mental Health 
  • Stop and Search 
October 2018
  • County Lines 
  • Joint Equality Objectives 
December 2018 

 

For more information about this group, please contact Hannah Jenkins-Jones - Hannah.jenkins-jones@south-wales.police.uk

 

 

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