The Safe Durham Partnership oversees the strategic delivery of the 'Altogether Safer' theme as part of the County Durham Partnership. It is also the local Community Safety Partnership (CSP) for County Durham as prescribed in the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 and subsequent legislation.
The Crime and Disorder Act 1998 placed a statutory duty on local authorities to create Partnerships to tackle crime, disorder, anti-social behaviour, substance misuse, other behaviour adversely affecting the local environment and to reduce re-offending.
All of the partner agencies are committed to working together to address Crime, Disorder and Anti Social Behaviour issues and to make County Durham a better and safer place.
The partners who work together to reduce crime and disorder in County Durham are:
- Durham County Council
- Durham Constabulary
- County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service
- Durham Dales, Easington and Sedgefield (DDES) Clinical Commissioning Group
- North Durham Clinical Commissioning Group
- Durham Tees Valley Community Rehabilitation Company
- National Probation Service
Other partners include:
- County Durham Youth Offending Service
- Criminal Justice Agencies and Prisons
- Housing Agencies
- Community and Voluntary Agencies
Partners have been working together since 1998 and have seen considerable reductions in crime as a result. However, we recognise that we still face major challenges ahead to narrow the gap between our more deprived communities, who are still more likely to be victims and offenders of crime and anti-social behaviour, and our more affluent areas, as well as the fear of crime which continues to limit people's quality of life.
- To reduce harm from alcohol and substance misuse
- To reduce anti-social behaviour
- To implement measures to promote a safe environment
- Counter terrorism and prevention of violent extremism
- To reduce re-offending
- To protect vulnerable people from harm
- To embed "Think Family"