Community Safety is a nationally recognised term widely used by politicians, practitioners and academics who are involved in localised action against crime, anti-social behaviour, re-offending and the fear of these.
Who makes up Community Safety Partnerships (CSPs)?
Community Safety Partnerships (CSPs) are made up of representatives from:
- The police and Police and Crime Commissioner
- The local council
- Derbyshire Fire and Rescue
- Clinical Commissioning Groups
- Probation services (responsible authorities)
Community Safety Partnerships were set up as statutory bodies under Sections 5-7 of the Crime and Disorder Act 1998.
The Police Crime Commissioner
The Police Crime Commissioner provides funding to the Derbyshire Dales Community Partnership to use for projects to address and tackle crime in the area and supports the current Police and Crime Plan.
What do Community Safety Partnerships (CSPs) do?
The responsible authorities work together to develop and implement strategies to protect their local communities from crime and to help people feel safe.
They work out local approaches to deal with issues including antisocial behaviour, drug or alcohol misuse and re-offending as well as crime and disorder.
They also work with others who have a key role, including community groups, schools and registered local landlords.
In October 2021 the Partnership asked residents, businesses etc what their experience and issues were relating to crime in their area through a survey.
Community Safety Survey feedback The three main priorities for the Derbyshire Dales Community Partnership are:- Domestic Abuse- Anti-social Behaviour- Fear/Perception of crime levels