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Community Safety

What is the Community Safety Partnership (CSP)?

The Crime and Disorder Act 1998 requires 'responsible authorities' i.e. Local Authority, Police, Police Authority, Health, Fire Service to co-operate and collaborate in order to:

  • Prepare a strategic assessment at least once a year.
  • Prepare and implement a rolling partnership plan, that will be updated each year.
  • Engage with communities.

Together with other partner agencies, the 'responsible authorities' form a "Community Safety Partnership" (CSP). East Riding of Yorkshire Council specifically has a safe communities team which works across the area to ensure that the East Riding is a place where people are safe and feel safe.

The Partnership works together to reduce the incidence of crime and disorder, tackle the underlying causes and achieve a permanent improvement to the quality of life in our local community.

The East Riding of Yorkshire CSP is also part of the larger Local Strategic Partnership (LSP). Founded in 2001, the East Riding of Yorkshire LSP is comprised of 130 key local organisations from the public, private, community and voluntary sectors. Its key function is to develop and deliver a plan for the ongoing sustainable development of the local area. For more information please follow the link to the LSP website.

LSP (external East Riding website)

To view the Safe Communities Partnership Structure, please click on the link below:

Safe Communities Partnership Structure (11kb pdf opens in new window)

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What are the aims of the Community Safety Partnership?

Crime and community safety is a complex area of work affected by a wide range of factors. It is because the factors that influence community safety are so varied that we tackle these issues by working with many other agencies that play a part in our communities, as well as with the voluntary and community sector and local neighbourhoods themselves.

The East Riding Community Safety Partnership is one mechanism that supports our aim to work closely and co-operatively with local communities, partner agencies and local groups to cut crime and the fear of crime, reduce anti social behaviour, target offenders, support victims and make local public spaces safe. Our strategic plan for 2011-2016 outlines who is involved and sets out in broad terms how we will achieve our aims and can be found below.

East Riding CSP Strategic Plan 2011 - 2016 (pdf 158kb opens in new window)

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Where can I find Crime and Community Safety Information?

Information and advice is available on the Crime and Community Safety services page.

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