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Community safety

The Crime and Disorder Act (1998) created Community Safety Partnerships (CSPs) in each local authority area. Their task is to work together to reduce crime and disorder, substance misuse and reoffending in the local community.

Further information about the Swindon CSP

These partnerships are made up of representatives from responsible authorities such as police, local authorities, fire and rescue authorities, health and the probation service. 

The Swindon Community Safety Partnership is responsible for compliance with the statutory duties and responsibilities set out in this Act as well as those set out in the Police and Justice Act 2006, and in subsequent Home Office regulations and Acts.

In late 2020 a review was conducted of Swindon’s CSP function and following this partners in Swindon have been creative and constructed an exciting new community safety and safeguarding arrangement, merging both the CSP and Swindon’s Safeguarding Partnership. This merger aims to enhance the response of Swindon’s CSP by ensuring organisations work together to share skills, knowledge, and resources to effectively deliver aims and make Swindon a safer place to live in, work in, and visit.

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Swindon's priorities

The Swindon Community Safety Partnership Board has set priorities for 2020-2023. They have been agreed by members to ensure the partnership works together to make local communities safer and more resilient.

They are:

  • Protect vulnerable people from harm
  • Tackle violence
  • Prevent crime and keep people safe

Swindon Community Safety Partnership arrangements (PDF)

Protect vulnerable people from harm

Tackle violence

  • Domestic abuse
  • Sexual violence
  • VAWG
  • Serious violence & knife crime
  • Young people

Prevent crime & keep people safe