CCC Community Safety Team and the Community Safety Partnerships

The County Council's Community Safety Department is merging with Cumbria Fire and Rescue's Community Safety Department in 2013. The new team will work with partner agencies to develop, implement and monitor community safety strategies and plans, and to support and advise Elected Members and other key county council departments.

We are working closely with the four Community Safety Partnerships (CSP's) within the county council's administrative boundary, namely Carlisle and Eden, West Cumbria, South Lakeland and Barrow.


The Community Safety Partnerships (CSP's)

Responsible authorities have a statutory duty to work with other local agencies and organisations. They are required to develop and implement strategies to tackle crime and disorder including anti-social and other behaviour adversely affecting the local environment as well as the misuse of drugs in their area.

The responsible authorities who are legally obliged to work in partnership are:

  • Police
  • Local authorities
  • Fire and rescue authorities
  • Public Health
  • Probation Trusts

They audit crime on an annual basis and produce a strategic assessment which identifies the priorities for the partnership for the next year. The partnership produces a partnership plan based on the strategic assessment which explains how they will take action to reduce crime and disorder in those priority areas.

Other than the responsible authorities many more partners are engaging with the partnerships such as:

  • Housing Associations
  • Courts
  • Youth Offending Teams
  • Voluntary Groups
  • Crimestoppers
  • Youth Groups
  • Local Businesses
  • Victim Support to name a few



Community Safety Partnership (CSP)

The CSP is a partnership group made up of the following responsible authorities:

·         Cumbria County Council including Public Health

·         Carlisle City Council

·         Eden District Council

·         Allerdale District Council

·         Barrow District Council


·         Cumbria Constabulary

·         Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service

·         Other invited organisations as agreed by each strategic group

The aim of the partnership is to work together to address crime and disorder across Cumbria.