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What We Do

The Safe Durham Partnership oversees the strategic delivery of the 'safe' theme as part of the County Durham Partnership Structure.  It provides strategic level leadership and coordination of the Community Safety agenda across County Durham.

The Safe Durham Partnership Board will review partnership performance, hold thematic groups to account and develop strategies for emerging priorities.  The Board will also coordinate and oversee the development and delivery of the Safe Durham Partnership Plan 2020 to 2025 (PDF, 1014kb).  A 2021 refresh of the Safe Durham Partnership Plan will ensure full alignment with the County Durham Vision implementation, the current partnership governance review and will consider the impact Covid-19 has on our partners, communities and services and any Covid-19 related actions will be included.

It is also the statutory Community Safety Partnership (CSP) that covers County Durham as prescribed in the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 and subsequent legislation.

The Safe Durham Partnership is responsible for commissioning and overseeing Domestic Homicide Reviews.

Clare's Law

The Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme, known as Clare's Law gives members of the public a formal mechanism to make inquiries where they have a concern that their partner may pose a risk to them or where they are concerned that the partner of a member of their family or a friend may pose a risk to that individual. Clare's Law allows the police to disclose information about a partner's previous history of domestic violence or violent acts.

To make a disclosure application under Clare's Law visit Durham Constabulary: Clare's Law