Safer and Stronger Communities
Community Safety Partnership
The North East Lincolnshire Community Safety Partnership (CSP) is a statutory partnership, as required by Crime and Disorder Act 1998, which joins up the work of multiple organisations across the borough to tackle crime and disorder and improve community safety.
Responsible authorities, as set out in section five of the Crime and Disorder Act 1998, have a duty to work together with other local agencies to develop and implement strategies that make a difference to the lives of local people.
The responsible authorities in North East Lincolnshire are:
- Humberside Police – local police force covering Northern Lincolnshire, Hull and the East Riding of Yorkshire.
- North East Lincolnshire Council – local council covering North East Lincolnshire.
- Humberside Fire and Rescue Service – local fire and rescue service covering Humberside.
- Clinical Commissioning Group – health commissioning body for most of the hospital and community NHS services in North East Lincolnshire.
- National Probation Service – statutory criminal justice service that supervises high-risk offenders released into the community.
- Community Rehabilitation Company – supervising people aged 18 and over in the community who are sentenced by the court to either a Community Order or a Suspended Sentence Order.
Other agencies involved include:
- Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner – appoints the Chief Constable and holds the police force to account.
- North East Lincolnshire Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise Alliance – a local network of voluntary, community groups and not-for-profit organisations, sharing information and opportunities to work better together.
- Voluntary Action North East Lincolnshire – develops, promotes, informs and supports the local voluntary, not-for-profit and charitable sector to address local needs.
- Victim Support North East Lincolnshire – an independent charity providing free, confidential support to help people recover from the effects of crime and traumatic events, and ensuring victims’ needs are met in the criminal justice system.
As part of its statutory requirements, the CSP conducts an annual audit of local crime and disorder, called the Joint Strategic Intelligence Assessment (JSIA). In addition to myriad data indicators, this audit also asks local communities for their views on prevalent crimes in their neighbourhoods and asks what they think the CSP should focus on addressing.
Using the information from this audit and consultation, the Partnership then produces an annual refresh of its three-year rolling Partnership Plan (accessed via ‘related documents’ at the bottom of the page). The CSP has adopted the North East Lincolnshire “Outcomes Framework” to embed “Outcome Based Accountability” into community safety. This is a planning process which aims to improve the lives of our communities by looking at what we want to achieve and working backwards. The agreed outcomes for North East Lincolnshire are:
That all people in North East Lincolnshire will:
- Enjoy and benefit from a strong economy
- Feel safe and are safe
- Enjoy good health and well being
- Benefit from sustainable communities
- Fulfil their potential through skills and learning
The CSP addresses the outcome “All people in North East Lincolnshire will feel safe and are safe” and also works alongside the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner to deliver the Police and Crime Plan.
The CSP has a statutory responsibility to deliver the aims of the CSP Partnership Plan within North East Lincolnshire. In order to support this there is funding available to the CSP from the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC) to allow the CSP to commission services and develop projects to meet the needs of the population in North East Lincolnshire. For more details click on the ‘related documents’ box below.
The CSP has also been given the responsibility for awarding the local ‘Crime Reduction Fund’. This grant scheme accepts applications from voluntary, community and not for profit organisations in North East Lincolnshire that can clearly demonstrate how their project contributes to the delivery of the Police and Crime Plan and the North East Lincolnshire Community Safety Partnership Plan.
Funded by the Police and Crime Commissioner for Humberside (PCC), the Crime Reduction Fund is managed by Voluntary Action North East Lincolnshire (VANEL) on behalf of the North East Lincolnshire (NEL) Community Safety Partnership (CSP). Please visit VANEL’s CRF webpage for more details on how to apply, and click on the ‘related documents’ box below for information on projects funded to date.
Crime Reduction Fund (Word)
CSP Core funding (PDF)
Team name: Safer and Stronger Communities, Municipal Offices, Town Hall Square, Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire, DN31 1HU
Telephone: 01472 324981
Telephone opening times: Monday to Friday 8.30 am to 5.00 pm except bank holidays