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South Cumbria Community Safety Partnership Plan


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Making Cumbria a safe place to live, work and visit

Message from the Chair of South Cumbria Community Safety Partnership (CSP)

Our vision is to keep South Cumbria communities safe. We do this by identifying priorities based on Police and strategic partner's stastics, knowledge and experience. With funding from the Cumbria Police and Crime Commissioner we run local crime prevention projects and campaigns aimed at tackling current areas of concern.

For 2018 to 2019 we will continue with these key priorities to keep South Cumbria as safe as possible. The CSP is a unique opportunity for partners to discuss issues, pool best practice and deliver innovative as well as tried and tested projects to reduce crime.

Councillor Brendan Sweeney, Chair, South Cumbria Community Safety Partnership

Key priorities 2018 to 2019

Our key priorities in 2018 to 2019 are to keep South Cumbria safe by focusing on the following issues:

  • alcohol and violent crime
  • domestic abuse
  • child sexual exploitation
  • mental health

The key priorities for the South Cumbria Community in keeping South Cumbria Safe; alcohol and violent crime, child sexual exploitation, domestic abuse and mental health,

What we did in 2017 to 2018

Applied Theatre in Schools: Using drama to raise awareness among 13 and 14 year-olds of personal resilience and mental health the CSP commissioned the Brewery Arts Centre to perform in ten schools throughout April and May 2018. Carlisle and Eden MIND supported the performances with workshops where they provided the tools and techniques to stay healthy and safe. 

This work was supplemented with CADAS and The Well providing educative workshops, newsletters and counselling for vulnerable people around alcohol and drugs. 

Partnership Members

Age UK

Barrow Borough Council


Cumbria & Lancashire Probation

Cumbria & Lancashire Community Rehabilitation Company

Cumbria Associations of Local Councils (CALC)

Cumbria Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)

Cumbria Constabulary

Cumbria County Council

Cumbria Council for Voluntary Service

Cumbria Fire & Rescue Service

Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner

South Lakeland District Council

Victim Support

Youth Offending Services

Tackling crime in South Cumbria

Cumbria has the second lowest number of recorded crimes in England and Wales.

  • Askam-in-Furness (Barrow Borough) was the safest small sized town in the whole North West Region in 2017
  • Grange-over-Sands and Sedbergh (SLDC) were the fourth and seventh safest respectively
  • Ulverston (SLDC) was the safest midsized town in the whole North West Region
  • South Cumbria has a population of approx 170,000 residents, with house burglary numbers being less than one per day, making it one of the safest areas in the UK
  • Over a quarter of all crime results in a positive outcome, which is the second highest in England and Wales, meaning offenders face justice
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