National Policing Plan
National Community Safety Plan 2008-2011
The National Community Safety Plan 2008-11 is for members of all local partnerships with a role in delivering community safety. In particular, it is for crime and disorder reduction partnerships, but will also be relevant to local strategic partnerships and local criminal justice boards.
In July 2007, the government published Cutting Crime: A New Partnership 2008-11 (new window), which described a fresh approach to tackling crime and increasing community safety. This set the overarching strategic framework for crime and community safety from 2008/09 to 2010/11. This was followed in October by a new set of public service agreements (PSAs), which set out the government's high-level objectives.
A revised National Community Safety Plan 2008-11 has now been published and can be viewed on the Crime Reduction website (new window).
The plan has been amended to ensure that it is clearly in line with the crime strategy and PSAs. This does not mean a radical shift in direction – there is a strong continuity between the six themes of the previous National Community Safety Plan 2006-2009 and the community safety priorities set out in the new set of PSAs.
However, there is some shift in emphasis, for example:
- a stronger focus on more serious violence
- greater flexibility for local partners to deliver local priorities
- a specific outcome to increase community confidence
- the need to reflect the increased threat to communities posed by violent extremists.