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

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Providing employment and training opportunities for offenders - Free Event for Partners - Clinks and Social Firms UK have organised an event on 20 March in London which is free to partners, to look at how we can work together to build sustainable social enterprises supporting offenders into training and employment.  Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprises (VCSE) organisations, statutory partners (national and local), private sector and local businesses are invited to attend and share their experience and learning. 
Published 6 March 2013 

IOM and social enterprise - The Home Office, in partnership with Clinks and Social Firms UK is undertaking a short piece of work to explore the role of social enterprises and community interest companies in enabling offenders (both adult and young offenders) in accessing training and employment opportunities.  The aim is to capture and share some of the current key learning and effective practice through the development of a set of effective practice resources.  Further information is available on Clinks’ website.
Published 11 February 2013

Domestic Homicide Review - Funding available for conducting reviews
The Home Office have announced a fund of up to £150,000 for 2012-2013 to support Community Safety Partnerships in their duty to hold Domestic Homicide Reviews.  CSPs who are commencing more than one review in the current financial year, and who meet the criteria will be able to apply for the fund.
Published 8 January 2013

Tilley awards 2012 - winners announced
Congratulations to the 'tackling gang and youth violence' team in Enfield for being the overall winner of the Tilley awards 2012 and also the winner of the public vote.
Published 7 December 2012

Alcohol consultation launched
We have launched the government's alcohol strategy consultation seeking views on a number of measures designed to reduce harmful drinking and therefore cut crime and antisocial behaviour, save lives and reduce harmful alcohol consumption. The consultation will close on 6 February 2013.
Published 28 November 2012

Domestic Homicide Review Funding
The Home Office has allocated up to £150,000 to support CSPs in their duty to hold domestic homicide reviews.  CSPs who are commencing more than one review in the financial year 2012-2013, and who meet the criteria are invited to apply for the fund.
Published 28 November 2012

Female Genital Mutilation Funding
The Home Office has launched the Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) Fund for 2012 which is targeted at organisations who can reach and help communities involved in the practice to abandon it. The funding should be used on projects that strengthen the voice of communities to speak out against FGM, strengthen community based prevention work or raise awareness about socio-cultural, ethnic-legal, sexual health and clinical implications. 
Published 28 November 2012

New Page on the Home Office website - other funding streams
A new page has been added under the Community Safety Partnership area of the Home Office website featuring details of non-Home Office funding sources which practitioners may find useful when resourcing case study projects within crime and community safety.
Published 19 October 2012

New Page on the Home Office website - Other Sources of Good Practice
Check out the new page under the community safety partnership area of the Home Office website. The page features details of other sources of good practice in crime and commuity safety, that practitioners may find useful when researching potential projects.
Published 17 October 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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