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In short, they strive to protect vulnerable children and adults and monitor people who pose a risk to the public, such as registered sex offenders. The units identify individuals or families that need help from, or intervention by, partner agencies. It also reviews and assesses reports on people who have gone missing from home, again to identify information or intelligence for intervention by a partner agency such as Social Services.

This partnership working is the key to success for PPUs. Systems such as Multi-Agency Public Arrangements, which see police staff and officers work side-by-side with other agencies, have been developed and improved to ensure people at risk continue to be identified and protected. Demand on police teams working in areas covered by the PPUs is greater than ever, not just here in Cheshire but nationwide.

Lots of new systems have been researched and implemented following the publication of inquiries such as those following the Soham and Victoria Climbie tragedies, and these systems need constant review to ensure everything that can be done is being done to protect members of the public, especially the vulnerable members of our communities. Cheshire has recognised this ever-increasing demand by allocating 50% more staff to PPUs. Each unit is led and managed by a dedicated Detective Inspector and an increased number of sergeants, providing improved capability for close supervision of officers dealing with sensitive and challenging enquiries.

A strategic PPU based at headquarters in Winsford supports the three area PPUs, taking the lead on changes to legislation and providing force policy and guidance to the area units. The strategic unit will also co-ordinate the meeting structure with partner agencies. Appendix 14 Appendix 15 BIRMINGHAM JEWISH COMMUNITIES HISTORY AND REALITY by Arthur Chesses The Birmingham Jewish community is reputed to be one of the oldest in the provinces. From as early as 1730, the special manufacturing industries that were springing up all over the City attracted its first Jewish settlers.

Indeed, Birmingham became something of a centre for Jewish pedlars, who would travel the surrounding countryside in order to earn their meagre livings. The first recorded synagogue was in a district known as the Froggery, which roughly covered an area around Station Street and New Street Station. The synagogue was extended in 1791, 1809 and again in 1827. The “Singers Hill” synagogue, which is still in operation, was opened in 1856. According to public records, nearly one hundred Jewish families had made their homes in Birmingham’s fashionable Edgbaston suburb by the end of 1871.

In the late 19th century, conditions in central Europe and Russia led to an influx of Jews into the West. Many of these refugees made their new homes in Birmingham and the Jewish population of the city increased once again. Some however, finding the anglicised style of services at Singers Hill uncomfortable, formed their own breakaway minyanim and congregations. These eventually led to the creation of the two other orthodox congregations in Birmingham; the Central Synagogue and the New Synagogue.

They were in turn followed by the Liberal Synagogue, formed in the late thirties. A thriving Centre Between the two Great Wars, Birmingham thrived as a provincial Jewish centre. A number of Jewish grocery stores and delicatessens had founded sturdy businesses, as had everything from the many Jewish-run fish-and-chip shops to the dozens of Jewish backstreet tailoring workshops, who supplied hand-made suits to retail tailors across the city. There existed a Jewish area comprising Holloway Head, Hurst Street, Sherlock Street, Ashley Street and Benacre Street.

In 1934 the Hebrew School, which had previously formed part of the Singers Hill complex, was moved to a purpose-built site in St. Lukes Road. Side by side with this close ghetto-like existence in the Jewish area, the Jewish residents of Edgbaston and Moseley were also increasing. Families prospered, and as they became more affluent, actively sought these areas’ more suburban lifestyle. Much of this embryonic vibrance was ripped apart, however, by the advent of the 1939-1945 war. During this time, the communal life of the closely-knit Jewish area was shattered through bombing.

Sadly, the subsequent redevelopment of the damaged sites left little room for the old Jewish area to reform. Transformation Many of the refugees who had fled from Nazi and other persecution had become a part of the Birmingham community in the late thirties. But by the fifties and sixties, a gradual transformation had taken hold, and more and more families began moving out into the suburbs. In this way, the city’s Jewish population became spread more thinly across the overall population of 1. 25 million people now living in Birmingham.

The emergence of a number of families in Solihull saw the development of the Solihull and District Hebrew Congregation together with their own synagogue and Cheder in Monastery Drive. The Central Synagogue moved to a new site on Pershore Road; while the New Synagogue moved to Park Road, Moseley and the Progressive Synagogue established itself in Sheepecote Street. The Hebrew School also found a new home, this time in Alcester Road, Moseley, where it became the King David School, now operating as a primary school only.

But the Jewish population in the late sixties decreased from an estimated ten thousand to six thousand, although its many institutions and societies were still in operation, vibrant and dynamic as ever. These included two Homes for the Aged and later a warden controlled project in Rake Way. Also, a Lubavitch Centre was set up in Willows Road. Along with the Youth Centre and many social and educational groups, the community was (and indeed, still is) well catered for in all its various religious and social needs.

Decline The eighties saw a further decline in the Jewish population of Birmingham. Several families made aliya (emigrated to Israel) and others moved to the more densely populated Jewish centres of Manchester and London. In an attempt to realistically assess Birmingham’s Jewish population, a census was organised. The results confirmed what many had suspected and feared for some time; a figure emerged of no more than 3,000 Jews who were still resident in the Birmingham area.

Steady consideration was given to synagogue amalgamation from the early nineties, but progress was slow and even the most committed could not bring too much enthusiasm to the job of downgrading or dismantling synagogues to which they had belonged all their lives. In 1993 a newly erected Home for the Elderly was officially opened by the Princess of Wales. This project had been planned by the Welfare Board, who had spent some time considering a development where sheltered accommodation could parallel a scheme for a residential care home, all on the same site.

The fall in numbers also made itself evident though difficulties in maintaining quorate daily minyanim. A new emphasis was also placed on the necessity of stimulating youth within the community. 1994 saw the retirement of Rabbi Mordechai Singer as the Rav of the Central Synagogue, and the appointment of Rabbi Chaim Rapoport, as his successor. After three years Rabbi Rapoport moved on to another positon. Appointed in 1998, Rabbi Adam Hill has been the Rabbi since this time.

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