Community safety priorities
The Crime and Disorder Act and subsequent legislation, placed a duty on a number of agencies including Dorset Police and Dorset Council to work together to reduce crime, disorder and improve the safety of communities within the county.
Dorset Community Safety Partnership
The aim of the Dorset Community Safety Partnership is to deliver safer communities. The Community Safety Partnership Plan details how we will achieve this.
Community Safety Partnerships complete an annual assessment of crime and disorder in their area. The results of this assessment are used with the results from a public consultation to inform Dorset's community safety priorities. Initiatives are put in place to tackle all aspects raised through the process. It is about local solutions to local problems.
Key priorities 2020/21
In Dorset, the Community Safety Partnership (CSP) has agreed five priority areas for 2020/21 which have been identified using information gained from our communities and through working with other agencies:
- modern slavery and human trafficking
- rural crime
- county lines
- serious sexual offences
- public place violence
- domestic abuse
- anti-social behaviour
- partners have also agreed to monitor and address Hate Crime including in the wider context of community cohesion
Community Safety Partnership Work Plan
The Community Safety Partnership Work Plan 2019-20 gives more detail on the priorities and actions to deliver them. It is a living document with targets being regularly monitored, and projects evaluated to gauge effectiveness. If local issues change or initiatives are no longer relevant, appropriate action will be taken.
The Community Safety Partnership (CSP) has recently agreed a new Community Safety Plan for 2020-23. A work plan is being developed to complement the new Community Safety Plan and will be available to view here when finalised.
The Dorset Community Safety Partnership (CSP) has developed a three-year strategy for reducing reoffending in the area. The pan Dorset Reducing Reoffending Strategy 2018-2021 details how this will be achieved. An Equality Impact Assessment (EQIA) was completed in the formulation of this strategy