Community Safety Partnerships were formed following the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 which made it a statutory duty for each local authority area to have a Community Safety Partnership.
Section 17 of the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 imposes a duty on the responsible authorities to:
‘Without prejudice to any other obligation imposed upon it… exercise its functions with due regard to…the need to do all it reasonably can to prevent crime and disorder in its area.’
A diverse range of local authority functions and statutory services are subject to Section 17 e.g:
(Managed by the Area Planning Board (APB))
Central & Welsh Government work streams:
CONTEST - reduce the risk to the UK and its interests overseas from terrorism, so that people can go about their lives freely and with confidence.
Serious & Organised Crime - costs the United Kingdom at least £24 billion a year. In October 2013 the Government’s Serious and Organised Crime Strategy was launched.
Integrated Offender Management (IOM) is an overarching approach aimed at the management of priority groups of high risk offenders.
Community Cohesion - The Welsh Government published the National Community Cohesion Delivery Plan 2014-16, in June 2014, to continue to strengthen, mainstream and sustain both local and regional community cohesion approaches.