Who we are
The Crime and Disorder Act 1998 placed a statutory duty on local authorities to form a Community Safety Partnership (CSP) to tackle crime, disorder, anti-social behaviour, substance misuse and other behaviour adversely affecting the local environment and to reduce re-offending. In County Durham, the CSP is the Safe Durham Partnership.
Membership of the Safe Durham Partnership is made up of the following partners:
- Durham County Council
- Durham Constabulary
- County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service
- National Probation Service
- County Durham Clinical Commissioning Group
- Office of the Police, Crime & Victims’ Commissioner
- Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
- County Durham & Darlington NHS Foundation Trust
- HMP Durham
- Voluntary and Community Sector
What we do
The Safe Durham Partnership is required by statute to develop an annual strategic assessment. Its purpose is to enable the Safe Durham Partnership Board to:
- identify its strategic priorities for the forthcoming year
- identify key crime and disorder risks and threats to the community
The Safe Durham Partnership provides strategic level leadership and coordination of Community Safety and has a legal duty to work in partnership to tackle crime, disorder, substance misuse, anti-social behaviour and other behaviour adversely affecting the environment, and to reduce re-offending across County Durham.
Information sharing protocols
The Community Safety Information Sharing Protocol, below, provides an agreed framework which underpins the work of the Safe Durham Partnership and their partner agencies in the exchange and use of information.