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Community Safety Partnership

Community Safety Partnership

What is the Community Safety Partnership

The Community Safety Partnership is made up of the key organisations responsible for keeping the borough safe. The partnership includes: 

  • Thames Valley Police
  • The Borough Council
  • Thames Valley Probation
  • The Community Rehabilitation Company
  • Berkshire Health Care Foundation Trust
  • Thames Valley Police Authority, Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service
  •  Public Health.

The partnership agrees the borough's response to crime and anti-social behaviour. It sets priorities to ensure partners are working together to create a safe place to live, work and visit. The partnership funds specific projects that are targeted at its priorities. Find out more about the role of the Community Safety Partnership in the the Briefing on Community Safety Partnerships (PDF document.) 

Our priorities

The current priorities (which are based on detailed analysis of crime and disorder issues, including public perception) are:

  • Increase the effectiveness of our multi-professional arrangements to encourage the reporting of domestic abuse
  • Work with the Integrated offender management cohort to reduce the likely hood of repeat offending
  • Understand the needs associated with hidden crime and work in partnership to expose hidden crime, reduce offending and support victim
  • Identify and understand the issues affecting residents of all ages and to communicate the work of the of the partnership effectively to make them feel safer

 

How we measure our performance

Performance will be measured by the following groups, meetings and initiatives throughout the year:

  • Priority 1: Increase the effectiveness of our multi-professional arrangements to encourage the reporting of domestic abuse

The following groups are involved with putting priority 1 in place

  • Domestic Abuse Strategy Group

  • DARIM

 

  • Priority 2: Work with the Integrated offender management cohort to reduce the likely hood of repeat offending

The following groups are involved with putting priority 2 in place

Integrated Offender Management

Youth Offending Service Management Board

Anti-social Behaviour Prevention Group

Community Wardens

  • Priority 3: Understand the needs associated with hidden crime and work in partnership to expose hidden crime, reduce offending and support victims

 

The following groups are involved with putting priority 3 in place

Youth Offending Service Management Board

Wokingham Safeguarding Children’s Board

Adult Safeguarding Board

CSE and FGM subgroup

  • Priority 4: Identify and understand the issues affecting residents of all ages and to communicate the work of the of the partnership effectively to make them feel safer

 

The following groups are involved with putting priority 4 in place

Rural Crime Action Group

Drug and Alcohol Action Team

Neighbourhood Action Groups (NAGs)

Youth Offending Service

Wokingham Borough Council managers and key partners

In 2011 the Government implemented Domestic Violence, Crime and Victim Act 2004.

What does this mean?

A domestic homicide is defined as a person aged 16 or whose death has or appears to have been the result of violence, abuse or neglect by:

  • A person whom he/she was related or had been in an intimate personal relationship,
  • A member of the same household

Agencies, including the police, ourselves and health services from the local area will then carry out a review. The review will:

  • Establish what lessons can be learned from the domestic homicide.
  • It will look at the way in which local professionals and organisations work individually and together to keep victims safe
  • Identify clearly what those lessons are both within and between agencies
  • Identify how the lessons will be acted on and how long that will take to be acted on
  • Identify what is expected to change as a result
  • Apply those lessons to service responses including changes to policies and procedures as appropriate
  • Prevent domestic violence homicide
  • Improve how services respond for all domestic violence victims and their children
  • Improved how the different agencies work together
  • Improve how agencies work internally

You can find out more by

Visiting the UK Government Domestic Homicide review web page.

Our reviews and action plans

We are currently in the process of updating these reports to reflect our polices and procedures. Updated versions of these documents will be available in the near future

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