The Crime and Disorder Act 1998 placed statutory obligations on Local Authorities and the Police to work in co-operation with Health Authorities and other relevant agencies. The aim was to develop and implement a Partnership Plan which would tackle crime and disorder in their area.
Section 97 of the Police Reform Act 2002 amended the above Act and included the Police Authority, Fire Service and Primary Care Trusts as responsible authorities. Further reforms now list the Probation Service as a responsible authority and the Environment Agency and Registered Social Landlords as 'participatory bodies'. This legislation requires the Partnership to produce an annual strategic assessment and a three year plan detailing how it intends to tackle crime and disorder. This allows for the development of strategies to tackle short, medium and long-term priorities.
CSP strategic assessment
Knowing what the priorities are for our communities, what we have achieved as a Partnership and what we could do more effectively, is vital for a safer Carlisle and Eden. The strategic assessment highlights the issues that are of most importance to our communities and enables the Partnership to identify emerging trends and plan initiatives to tackle these issues.
This document combines recorded crime data from the Police, with information from a wide range of partners, including Health, Local Councils and the Fire Service. This provides us with a detailed picture of crime, disorder and substance misuse in Carlisle and Eden. The annual Strategic Assessment is central to the development of the Partnership Plan.
The North Cumbria Community Safety Partnership Plan 2018-2019 (PDF: 561Kb / 1 page) provides key stakeholders and the community with an overview of the main action we will take during the 2018-2019 financial year to tackle crime, disorder and substance misuse in our area. We will review the Partnership Plan periodically to ensure our work remains effective and that our priorities continue to be relevant to local needs. The Partnership Plan offers an opportunity for all Partners to work together to meet one common aim, to maintain Carlisle and Eden as a safe place to live, work and visit.