South Cumbria Community Safety Partnership Plan
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
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.
Barrow Borough Council
Cumbria & Lancashire Probation
Cumbria & Lancashire Community Rehabilitation Company
Cumbria Associations of Local Councils (CALC)
Cumbria Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)
Cumbria County Council
Cumbria Council for Voluntary Service
Cumbria Fire & Rescue Service
Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner
South Lakeland District Council
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