Community Safety Partnership (CSP)

The Community Safety Partnership is a statutory community safety partnership (required as part of the Crime & Disorder Act 1998) established to join up the work of partners 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. 

Responsible authorities in North East Lincolnshire

Other agencies involved 

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 (PDF) .

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 (PDF, 6MB) .

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 Community Safety Partnership (CSP).