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Herefordshire Community Safety Partnership
Nationally, local Community Safety Partnerships (CSPs) were established as part of the requirements of the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 to address crime and disorder in a local area from a multi-agency perspective. If organisations work together issues of crime and disorder can be tackled better together.
The Herefordshire Community Safety Partnership (HCSP) has representatives from five ‘responsible authorities’, who are shown below. As well as these, representatives from West Mercia Youth Justice Service and the West Mercia Police and Crime Commissioner also sit on the HCSP board.
All these organisations work together to protect our local community from crime and to help people feel safer.
Herefordshire is a safe county, but as in all areas, Herefordshire faces challenges around crime and disorder and anti-social behaviour. The Herefordshire Community Safety Strategy sets out how the HCSP will tackle crime and disorder.
The HCSP has two strategic priorities for 2021-2024:
This is important because:
Violence against women and girls has rightly received scrutiny recently due to high-profile cases where women were tragically murdered. We want women and girls across Herefordshire to feel safe in our communities.
Domestic abuse is no more prevalent in Herefordshire than elsewhere, but domestic abuse places a high demand on resources in Herefordshire and domestic abuse is one of the highest crime and incident types in Herefordshire. Working together, agencies will tackle domestic abuse.
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The full HCSP strategy document can be viewed here.
In addition to focussing on these two strategic priorities the HCSP also undertakes Domestic Homicide Reviews and Community Trigger (anti-social behaviour) Reviews. The Partnership also has sub-groups to tackle serious organised crime, substance misuse, reduce re-offending, and to address anti-social behaviour, hate crime and to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism.
A Strategic Assessment is undertaken every three years to inform the HCSP Strategy and regular quarterly HCSP Overview ensures the Partnership is kept up to date on crime and disorder in Herefordshire
Community Trigger reviews are published on the Herefordshire Council website.