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Harborough District Community Safety Partnership

The Community Safety Partnership was set up under Sections 5-7 of the Crime & Disorder Act 1998  and is made up of statutory services that work together to protect our local communities from crime and disorder to help people feel safer.  Harborough Community Safety Partnership is made up of representatives from 5 partner agencies:

  • Harborough District Council
  • Leicestershire Constabulary
  • Leicestershire County Council – including Leicestershire Youth Offending Service
  • Leicestershire Fire & Rescue Service
  • Turning Point – Substance misuse recovery service

The partnership works out how to deal with local issues like anti-social behavior, protecting victims and reducing reoffending. They annually assess local crime priorities and consult partners and the local community about how to deal with them.

Funding for Community Safety Partnerships comes from The Office of Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC).

Priorities for 2020-2023

Looking at all of the statistical and anecdotal evidence we have agreed to work on the three main areas below as our priorities for the next three years.  These will be reviewed on a yearly basis and a grant from the OPCC be used to fund an Action Plan to deliver these priorities.

As Partners our core work will also remain and emerging issues will be dealt with through our Joint Action Group and other partnership initiatives.

People

Understanding underlying causes of violence and coercive behaviour to provide support and interventions for vulnerable individuals and families.

Focussing on:

  • Domestic Abuse 
  • Exploitation*
  • Financial Fraud
  • Serious Violent Crime

Places

Working with communities to reduce incidents by utilising available powers and resources in a targeted way.

Focussing on:

  • Road safety  
  • Anti-social behaviour
  • Public order incidents
  • Criminal Damage 

Property

To help support and advise our communities on taking personal responsibility, by promoting good practices and using partnership resources to reduce property based crime.

Focusing on:

  • Domestic burglary within the district 
  • Theft from motor vehicles
  • Cybercrime
  • Retail theft
  • Rural theft
  • Heritage crime

Cross cutting priorities

  • To prevent and raise awareness of the effects of substance misuse
  • To increase Community Engagement across the District.
  • Encourage the legitimate sharing of information between agencies.

*Exploitation includes all types of grooming including– CSE, County Lines and Radicalisation.