Community Safety Partnerships bring agencies and communities together to tackle crime within our communities. This section has details of CSPs in your area.
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What are community safety partnerships?
Community safety partnerships (CSPs) are made up of representatives from the police and police authority, the local council, and the fire, health and probation services (the 'responsible authorities').
Community safety partnerships were set up as statutory bodies under Sections 5-7 of the Crime and Disorder Act 1998.
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.
They also work with others who have a key role, including community groups and registered local landlords. There are currently 310 CSPs in England, and 22 in Wales.
Contact your CSP
Who are the responsible authorities?
The responsible authorities of CSPs are:
- police authorities
- local authorities
- fire and rescue authorities
- local health boards (LHBs) in Wales
- primary care trusts (PCTs) in England
Each responsible authority contributes their own particular local knowledge, professional expertise and resources to ensure that the issues of most concern to local people are prioritised and addressed.
Can’t find what you’re looking for?
If you are looking for information held on the partnerships mini-site section of the website prior to 7 May 2010, you can find it on the archived version of the Home Office website kept by The National Archives.
If you have any queries or would like further information about community safety partnerships, please email the community safety unit.
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