What is the Community Safety Partnership (CSP)?
Each Local Authority area has a Community Safety Partnership made up of both statutory partners and key local partners. The functions of the CSP are set out in the Crime and Disorder Act (1998) and are primarily aimed at working together to reduce crime, disorder, substance misuse and reoffending.
What are the aims of the CSP?
The CSP works together to:
- Prepare a strategic assessment each year to assess areas of need in North Lincolnshire
- Develop and implement a Partnership Plan to steer the work of the Partnership
- Engage with the local community regarding their priorities
The CSP aims to build on the work of each partner agency and reap the benefits of working jointly to tackle key issues, whether these be identified by professionals, or by the public. The Partnership works jointly to reduce crime, and help people in North Lincolnshire feel safe and be safe.
The CSP works according to the principles of Outcome Based Accountability, put simply this considers the outcomes we would like to achieve for North Lincolnshire, where we are up to, and establishing how we are making a difference. Within this sit a series of performance measures where we can measure our progress and the impact of our work.
Within our CSP Partnership Plan we have set out how we will work together to make North Lincolnshire a safe place to live, work and spend time.
The Plan has three themes covering all aspects of Community Safety work: Safe, Strong and Resilient. These three themes support North Lincolnshire Council’s ambitions that all communities within North Lincolnshire are safe, well, prosperous, and connected.
Safe communities – people feel safe and are safe
- Target offenders
- Protect the vulnerable
- Focus on communities in need
Strong communities – people take responsibility for their community
- Build community cohesion
- Develop volunteering
- Enhance Neighbourhood Watch and Action Teams
Resilient communities – people recover and withstand adverse impact
- Reduce impact of domestic abuse
- Reduce impact of substance and alcohol misuse
- Safeguard the vulnerable from exploitation
Each theme area has a strategic sub-group in order to plan, coordinate and deliver services and resources to meet the needs within our area. These sub-groups are led by Senior Managers within our Partner agencies to share the breadth of expertise and resources we have available across the Partnership.
The CSP Board
The North Lincolnshire Community Safety Partnership Board is Chaired by Humberside Police with North Lincolnshire Council holding Vice-Chair.
The following agencies are represented on the North Lincolnshire Community Safety Partnership Board:
- Humberside Police
- Humberside Fire and Rescue Service
- North Lincolnshire Council
- National Probation Service
- Humberside, Lincolnshire and North Yorkshire Community Rehabilitation Company
- North Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group
- The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner
The Board meets quarterly to maintain oversight of the work of the Partnership, the progression of the sub groups and set the strategic direction for the work. The Board also has a decision making function to approve funding bids, and has the ability to use funding to commission services to meet identified gaps in services.
Communication and engagement
Within the CSP structure sits a Communication and Community Engagement group, responsible for sharing messages both within the CSP and out to the public. The Communication and Community Engagement Framework outlines how we will work alongside our partners and consult with the communities we serve to bring the work of the Partnership Plan into reality.
Funding for voluntary and community groups
There is funding available from the Police and Crime Commissioner to assist projects within the North Lincolnshire area aimed at reducing crime and improving community cohesion.
If you have a project in mind we’d love to hear from you – please have a look at the funding information and details of how to apply for the Safer Communities Fund.
Funding for partner organisations
Funding is available from the CSP for partner organisations for innovative projects to address crime and anti-social behaviour in North Lincolnshire.
Partner agencies can be any professional body or service working within North Lincolnshire. It is not limited to the statutory partners listed above.
If you have a project in mind we’d love to hear from you – please have a look at the funding information and details of how to apply for the CSP Partnership Fund.
Get in touch
We’d love to hear from you with any questions – you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note this email address should not be used to report crime or disorder.