Forest of Dean Community Safety Partnership (CSP)
Who we are
The Crime & Disorder Act 1998 (and subsequent Acts) recognised that in order to combat crime and disorder, organisations and local communities needed to work together.
The Forest of Dean Community Safety Partnership (CSP) has been in existence since 1997 and was formally known as the Forest of Dean Crime & Disorder Reduction Partnership (CDRP). The Partnership is a multi-agency group consisting of representatives from various organisations including Gloucestershire Constabulary, Gloucestershire Police Authority, Forest of Dean District Council, Gloucestershire County Council, Gloucestershire Probation Trust, Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue and NHS Gloucestershire. The Chair of the CSP is rotated between the organisations above and the group meets quarterly to monitor progress with regards to the priority areas.
The District Council has a role within the Partnership and has a dedicated Portfolio lead for Community Safety, Councillor Diana Edwards. Councillor Edwards would be happy to talk to you with regards to any Community Safety issues you may have and can be contacted on 01594 510127.
What we aim to achieve
Forest of Dean CSP’s aim is to enhance the quality of life by working in partnership with the community to reduce crime, anti-social behaviour and the fear of crime within the Forest of Dean.
Every autumn, a document called the Gloucestershire Community Safety Scanning document is produced. This document contains multi-agency data analysis of crime and disorder intelligence and information. It also contains information from community consultations which have been conducted through surveys, public events and the Local Police Teams. The scanning document helps the Forest of Dean CSP to identify it’s priorities for the coming year and because it is undertaken annually it ensures that we are focussing on the issues that really matter to our communities.
Priorities for 2012-2013 (click on each priority for more information)
Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence – our aim is to support victims and survivors of domestic abuse and sexual violence by assessing and managing risk in each case and bringing offenders to justice.
Hate Crime – we seek to ensure that people and communities will be treated with fairness and equality where discrimination will be eliminated and diversity valued.
Anti-Social Behaviour – we aim to improve quality of life by working with our communities to reduce the impact of anti-social behaviour in our district.
Substance Misuse – our aim is to reduce the harm caused by the misuse of drugs and alcohol through education, treatment and enforcement.
Reducing Reoffending – our aim is to reduce offenders from committing further crimes. Fewer offenders mean fewer victims and safer communities.
Acquisitive Crime (covers crime where items are stolen or acquired fraudulently, this includes theft, burglary and vehicle crime) - we aim to reduce the impact this type of crime has on our communities by education and enforcement.
Fear of Crime – we aim to build confidence within our communities so they feel safe and have an increase quality of life.
The Commissioners Fund
The Commissioner's Fund runs from 2013 to 2017. It aims to support outcome based projects that support the PCC Priorities. To access the application form and guidance notes click on this link www.fdean.gov.uk/nqcontent.cfm and this will take you to the Community Grants page.
If you would like to read the Police and Crime Plan then click on this link - Police and Crime Plan 2013-2017
If you have any questions, please contact the Community Engagement team on 01594 812617.