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Wiltshire Community Safety Partnership (WCSP)

Increasing community resilience, reducing vulnerability, preventing exploitation

The Crime and Disorder Act (1998) (opens new window) 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. 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 Wiltshire Community Safety Partnership (WCSP) 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.

This means delivering outcomes which relate to the prevention and reduction of crime and reoffending, fear of crime, anti-social behaviour, domestic abuse, and harm caused by drug and alcohol misuse.

The WCSP's statutory responsibilities include:

  • providing a framework for sharing information
  • strategic assessments of need
  • reducing re-offending
  • commissioning domestic homicide reviews

The Chair of the WCSP is Mark Cooper, Assistant Chief Constable Wiltshire Police.

The Deputy Chair is Lucy Townsend,  Corporate Director, Wiltshire Council

The Wiltshire Community Safety Partnership: Strategic Plan 2022 - 2025 (see the link on Wiltshire Safeguarding Vulnerable People Partnership: About Community Safety (opens new window)) has been agreed by members to ensure the partnership works together to make local communities safer and more resilient, helping people in Wiltshire live well for longer. It sets out the work the partnership conducts on several priority areas:

  • serious and organised crime (SOC)
  • rural crime
  • violent crime including youth violence and gangs
  • drug networks and county lines
  • anti-social behaviour
  • exploitation
  • domestic abuse
  • violence against women and girls

Cross cutting themes

  • mental health
  • substance misuse

A more specific action plan has been created from this strategy, which the partnership will work towards and which will be reviewed annually to check progress.

Domestic Homicide Reviews

Domestic Homicide Reviews (DHRs) were established on a statutory basis under section 9 of the Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims Act (2004) (opens new window) in April 2011.

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