Community Safety Partnership

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The Community Safety Partnership

The Community Safety Partnership (CSP) is a Responsible Authorities Group which implements the priorities set out in the Ipswich Community Safety Partnership Strategic Action plan through coordinated joint working. This multi-agency partnership takes a strategic but practical approach to problems to reduce crime, substance misuse, anti-social behaviour and the other priorities.

The group satisfies the statutory requirements of the Crime and Disorder Act 1998, the Police Reform Act 2002, and any other relevant legislation, thus reducing crime and disorder, anti-social behaviour and the fear of crime.

The Partnership’s Objectives:

a)     To enhance community safety.

b)     To promote a wider understanding of the contributions and responsibilities of individual agencies and develop a shared commitment to the aim of the Partnership.

c)     To consider a variety of options to prevent and reduce crime, disorder and the fear of crime, following an evidence-based problem solving approach, and to promote the sharing of good practice and to divert people away from crime.

d)     To promote monitoring, evaluation and research into the effectiveness of local initiatives.

e)     To develop and maintain links with community groups and to value the views expressed by voluntary, community and business interests.

f)      To encourage and monitor collaborative partnerships between local communities, statutory and non-statutory organisations.

There are two tiers within the structure of the partnership:

Tier 1 – Ipswich CSP - Holds executive responsibility

Tier 2 - Multi-agency Implementation Groups - Develop, deliver, monitor and evaluate projects within an implementation plan via associated sub-groups.

Our Ipswich priorities:

  • Hate Crime
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Prevent
  • Anti-Social Behaviour
  • Substance Misuse
  • Criminal Exploitation and County Lines
  • Acquisitive Crime
  • Serious Violence
  • Modern Slavery
  • Fraud

Our Ipswich CSP partners:

  • Ipswich Borough Council
  • Suffolk Police
  • Suffolk County Council
  • Health
  • Youth Offending Services
  • Probation
  • Suffolk Fire & Rescue Service

Click here to view our structure/action plan.

Domestic Homicide Reviews

Under the Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims Act (2004), the Community Safety Partnership has a statutory duty to create a Domestic Homicide Review in certain circumstances, to establish what lessons can be learned from a domestic homicide regarding the way in which local professionals and organisations work individually and together to safeguard