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South Cumbria Community Safety Partnership

The South Cumbria Community Safety Partnership (CSP) is made up of a mixture of organisations and voluntary groups who work together to reduce crime and provide reassurance to our communities through partnership working between public, private and voluntary sectors.

Vision

By working in partnership, South Lakeland and Barrow communities will remain safe and reassured, without fear or threat of crime

Purpose

The purpose of the CSP is to:

  • reduce crime and provide reassurance to our communities through partnership working between public, private and voluntary sectors
  • reduce substance misuse, anti-social behaviour and re-offending
  • encourage partners to make community safety a priority
  • enable a streamlined and transparent decision making process
  • establish community priorities through effective consultation with communities and residents
  • provide a means to improve the quality of life for the residents of the South Cumbria

Roles and responsibilities

The CSP aims to:

  • identify the priorities and targets for inclusion in a Partnership Plan
  • ensure task group action plans deliver against agreed outcomes
  • review and Publish the Partnership Plan
  • ensure local priorities are escalated to the Safer Cumbria Board and PCC for Cumbria

Next meeting and minutes

19 July 2018, 10.30am, Barrow Police Station

Community Safety Patnership minutes Tuesday 13 March 2018 (PDF/66KB/4 pages)

Partnership Plan

Each year the CSP decides on it's priorities and looks at the achievements from the last year.

For 2018 to 2019 the priorities are:

  • Alcohol and Violent Crime
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Child sexual exploitation
  • Mental Health

The full South Cumbria Partnership Plan

The Strategic Assessment

CSPs in England and Wales have to prepare an annual assessment of crime in their area. In Cumbria, this is called the Community Safety Strategic Assessment.

There are summaries for each district council area and the crime statistics show South Lakeland is a very safe place to live, work and explore, with some of the lowest levels of crime in Cumbria.

Statistics, crime data, analysis and information for South Cumbria can be found on The Joint Strategic Needs Assessment.

Helplines

If you are concerned about a community safety issue these are some useful contacts:

If a crime is being committed always call 999.