Preston Community Safety Partnership
Community safety partnerships (CSPs) are statutory partnerships of organisations who work together in an area to reduce:
- anti-social behaviour
- drug misuse
CSPs prepare strategic assessments and deliver Partnership Plans. CSPs also work collaboratively with other partnerships and organisations, including the third sector.
Which organisations make up Preston CSP?
The following responsible authorities make up Preston CSP:
- Preston City Council
- Lancashire County Council
- Lancashire Constabulary
- Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service
- Probation Service
- Greater Preston Clinical Commissioning Group
The partnership has a shared understanding of community safety issues affecting individuals, families and communities in the city. This has been strengthened by the latest, consultation and analysis, including the strategic assessment 2021.
Preparing a strategic assessment is a requirement for all 14 district CSPs in Lancashire to identify community safety issues in the county and provide a profile for each district to aid local, strategic decision making.
Preston Community Safety Partnership Plan 2018
In 2018, the CSP reviewed and updated its three year Partnership Plan. The outcomes from its actions will be measured and reported throughout the year and we will keep it under regular review.
The plan includes actions for each of the priorities identified by the partnership from the strategic assessment.
We have agreed to deliver multi-agency actions across each priority to address causing factors, reduce crimes and anti-social behaviour, reduce the harm caused to those affected, support victims and their families and reduce reoffending.
The priorities for Preston CSP are to reduce:
- Violent Crime
- Domestic Abuse
- Sexual Offences (including child sexual exploitation)
- Anti-Social Behaviour
- Preston Serious Violence Strategy and Delivery Plan 2021 to 2025
The CSP has prepared a strategy and plan for the reduction of serious violence in the city. Lancashire Violence Reduction Network's Serious Violence Needs Assessment provided the information used to develop the actions in the local plan.
Community safety campaigns and events
Preston Community Safety Partnership supports local and national campaigns and events which are organised by our partners to raise awareness and provide information about community safety issues.
Lancashire Community Safety Agreement 2017-2018
It is owned by the Lancashire Public Service Board, as the Community Safety Strategy Group, which brings together representatives from the responsible authorities to set the strategic direction and coordinate partnership activity to tackle crime and disorder.
Partnership plans are tailored to local need and are developed and delivered by local Community Safety Partnerships (CSPs).