The responsible authorities work together to protect their local communities from crime and to help people feel safer. They work out how to deal with local issues like antisocial behaviour, drug or alcohol misuse and reoffending. They annually assess local crime priorities and consult partners and the local community about how to deal with them.
The key role of the East Cambridgeshire CSP is to understand the kind of community safety issues East Cambridgeshire is experiencing; decide which of these are the most important to deal with; and then decide what actions we can take collectively, adding value to the day-to-day work undertaken by our individual agencies and organisations. Actions are detailed in the Community Safety Action Plan which is updated annually.
The CSP's work includes:
- Commissioning of an annual Strategic Assessment for East Cambridgeshire.
- Producing an annual rolling plan for East Cambridgeshire.
- Monitoring progress in implementing the plan on a regular basis.
- Making the resources available to conduct evaluation and plan review work.
- Adopting a problem-solving approach within the plan which involves targeting crime reduction work on relevant hot spots and areas of high risk for offending.
- Implementing the plan through the Delivery Group or other appropriate means.
- Holding a Domestic Homicide Review in the event of such an incident in the District.
- Setting objectives and targets with the Community Safety Action Plan.
The CSP's current priorities are:
- Understanding risk and vulnerability of individuals and locations and helping communities respond to this.
- Working to tackle local issues of high harm.
The CSP Action Plan's areas of focus include:
- Community engagement
- Cyber crime
- Young people
- Anti-social behaviour
- Local Councillor training
- Working together
- Road safety and speeding
- Substance misuse
- Violence against the person
- Fire safety
- Hate incidents and crime
- Domestic abuse
- Safer streets
- Modern day slavery