Community Safety Partnerships

Welcome to the Community Safety Partnerships (CSPs) page where you will find the lastest news, information and publications for practitioners working within crime and community safety.

Contact details for all CSPs across England and Wales can be found by clicking on the left hand link or by going to the CSP Contacts Page .

To submit and share your case study information relating to crime and community safety at a local level please visit the Effective Practice page

If you would like to receive News Updates and Information regarding crime and community safety at a local level, please email us at

Latest on this topic

Tilley Awards 2012 Public Vote
Have your say - vote for your favourite crime fighting project. The Tilley Awards public vote is now live. You can vote for your favourite shortlisted project by visiting the Home Office website here. Please encourage friends and family to visit and vote. Voting closes on the 2nd November and the winning project will be announced alongside the top three projects judged by an expert panel in December.
Published 20 September 2012

IOM Workforce Development Programme
Read about the IOM Workforce Development Programme including the new E Learning portal which is currently being developed for community safety practitioners.  The E Learning platform is hosted on the Community Justice Portal by Sheffield Hallam University.  Register your interest and get involved.
Published 2 August 2012

Domestic Homicide Review Training
Please let us know if you would be interested in free training for those who wish to chair Domestic Homicide Reviews.  The training aims to develop additional skills within the statutory and voluntary sectors to enable areas to take forward Domestic Homicide Reviews without the need to rely on private consultants.  Please complete our survey to let us know if you are interested.
Published 27 July 2012

IARS Research and Leadership Awards -
The awards are open to children, young people, adults and organisations who have carried out work in response to the riots of August 2011 to improve communities and encourage leadership over problems and solutions.  The deadline for applications is Friday the 27th July 2012.
Published 25 July 2012

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.

Working together

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.

Who are the responsible authorities?

The responsible authorities of CSPs are:

  • police 
  • police authorities 
  • local authorities 
  • fire and rescue authorities 
  • local health boards (LHBs) in Wales
  • primary care trusts (PCTs) in England
  • probation

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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