The introduction of community safety partnerships represents a fundamental shift in the UK’s approach to reducing crime’ Discuss What is CSP?
The Community Safety Partnership (CSP) involves the Council Community Safety Team and local Police working with other local organisations to reduce crime and disorder within an area. The Partnership was formed in 1998 in response to the Crime and Disorder Reduction Act. The CSP is established to meet the requirements of Section 5 & 6 of the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 and any amendments made to it in subsequent legislation. The Community Safety Partnership also fulfils the roles required of Drug Action Teams under legislation and government arrangements. Who does it Target?
The Community Safety Partnership’s targets in terms of reducing crime, Anti-Social Behaviour, fear of crime and substance misuse are set out in the Community Safety Strategies drawn up under the terms of the legislation. What does it tackle?
Manchester CSP consists of the Council, the Police, Offender Services, NHS, housing providers, community groups and voluntary organisations. These CSP want to tackle – reducing key crimes such as burglary/violent crime, protect venerable people, reduce anti-social behaviour, reduce drug and alcohol-related offending, and reduce the number of first-time entrants into the youth justice system. How they will reduce crime
CSP will reduce key crime by working with residents of private rented properties/houses with multiple occupations to reduce burglary. To reduce vulnerable people crime they will target domestic abuse by working with children and families and introduce a voluntary perpetrator programme. To reduce anti-social behaviour CSP will maintain a triple-track approach, combining early intervention and prevention with enforcement and support. A drug and alcohol strategy team has contracted three organisations to deliver RISE Manchester, a new adult drug treatment system for Manchester. This will work with...
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