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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 and Objectives 2019-20

To reduce acquisitive crime

  • Work to reduce domestic burglary within the district 
  • Work to reduce theft from motor vehicles
  • Work to reduce retail crime
  • Raise awareness of rural acquisitive crime and prevention

To tackle anti-social behaviour and public order incidents

  • Work to reduce incidents of ASB
  • Continue to raise awareness and understanding of ASB and public order

Raise awareness of road safety

  • Work to reduce incidents involving FATAL Four  -

Speeding,

Mobile phone use,

No Seatbelt

Drink and drug driving

To identify and support vulnerable individuals and families

  • Promote the referral services and support available for domestic abuse victims
  • Raise awareness of Exploitation*  and support for victims
  • Raise awareness of Financial Fraud
  • Raise awareness and prevention of Knife Crime to young people

Raise awareness of Cybercrime

Including:

  • Online Fraud
  • Online Child Sexual exploitation
  • Cyber bullying/harassment
  • Online radicalisation

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.