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 (PDF, 1Mb). Currently there is a new strategy for 2019-23 being developed, this document will be available once completed.
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 the Domestic Homicide Reviews.
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