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Community safety

Information about the community safety partnership, what the aims are and where to find more information. 

What is the Community Safety Partnership (CSP)?

The Crime and Disorder Act 1998 requires 'responsible authorities' 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.

The responsible authorities for the East Riding of Yorkshire are:

  • East Riding of Yorkshire Clinical Commissioning Group
  • East Riding of Yorkshire Council
  • Humberside Fire and Rescue Service
  • Humberside, Lincolnshire and North Yorkshire Community Rehabilitation Company
  • Humberside Police
  • National Probation Service.  

Together with other partner agencies, the 'responsible authorities' form a "Community Safety Partnership" (CSP).

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 constitution can be viewed below:

Community Safety Partnership - Constitution (pdf 194kb)

What are the aims of the Community Safety Partnership?

The Community Safety Partnership seeks to ensure that community safety in the East Riding is community-driven and community-led, it is a place where different communities have their needs met and people feel safe and secure.

The Partnership produced a Strategic Plan for 2017 to 2021 which can be viewed below:

East Riding CSP Strategic Plan 2017 - 2021 (pdf 304kb)

What is the Joint Strategic Intelligence Assessment (JSIA)?

The Joint Strategic Intelligence Assessment will summarise the views of residents’, businesses, voluntary organisations, community groups, and others, include data on crime levels and the use of interventions and also commentary from each partner on what they have done to deliver the strategic themes. The assessment looks at crime, disorder, anti-social behaviour and substance misuse issues affecting the East Riding. We do this in partnership and the purpose is to help the Community Safety Partnership (CSP) identify priorities in making the East Riding a safer place.

The JSIA presents and interprets the findings of intelligence analysis. The purpose is to help the strategy group (in the East Riding this role is undertaken by the CSP) develop its partnership plan.

The strategic assessment enables partners to: 

  • understand the patterns, trends, and shifts relating to crime, disorder and substance misuse 
  • set clear priorities for the partnership
  • develop the intelligence-led activity that meets the needs of the local community
  • deploy resources effectively and present value for money; and 
  • undertake annual reviews and plan actions based on a clear understanding of the issues and priorities.

Does the Community Safety Partnership have funding to help deliver community safety projects?

The Police and Crime Commissioner has provided funding to the Community Safety Partnership to allocate to projects which assist in delivering outcomes in his Police and Crime Plan, The plan can be viewed below:

The Police and Crime Plan – Humberside Police and Crime Commissioners Website (external website)

Grant funding is available through the Crime Reduction Fund for voluntary and community groups, Parish Councils and other similar groups to make bids for up to £10,000.

For more information about the Crime Reduction Fund, please see the question on the Preventing crime page.

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