Skip navigation| Access Keys| Home Page/Welcome| News and Events| Site Map| Help| Legal Information| Feedback/Contact Us

Safe Durham Partnership Structures

You can download the Safe Durham Partnership structure below. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view this document. You can download Adobe Acrobat Reader from the Adobe website to read Adobe PDF documents.

PDF IconSafe Durham Partnership Framework 2011.pdf (1 page, 47kb)

The framework consists of a Strategic Safe Durham Partnership Board answerable to the County Durham Partnership. Under the Board sits the Thematic Groups and Local Multi-Agency Problem Solving Groups (L-MAPS).  The Thematic Groups deliver on the identified partnership priorities while the L-MAPS provide the local delivery arm of the Partnership.

The role of the Safe Durham Partnership Board

The Safe Durham Partnership Board leads the thematic work on Community Safety on behalf of the County Durham Partnership, providing strategic level leadership and coordination of the Community Safety agenda across County Durham.

The Board will review partnership performance, manage and monitor financial resources, hold thematic groups to account and devlop strategies for emerging priorities. The Board will also co-ordinate and oversee the development and delivery of the Partnership Plan.

For more information on the responsibilities of the Safe Durham Board click here.

For more information on the membership of the Safe Durham Board click here.

For more information on the Terms of Reference of the Safe Durham Board click here.

The role the Thematic Groups

The purpose of each Thematic Group is to develop and implement an agreed strategic response, to the relevant priority, on behalf of the Safe Durham Partnership. They will deliver what is required to meet the objectives set out in the Partnership Plan and ensure a strategic level co-ordination of the priority across partner organisations

The role of the Local Multi-Agency Problem Solving Groups (L-MAPS)

The Community Safety arrangements in County Durham will be supported by eleven geographically defined L-MAPS Groups. These groups are structured around Neighbourhood Policing Sectors. This group meets on a 4-weekly basis to discuss, and action, problem people and places identified within the Tactical Assessment. Problems of a persistent nature that require additional resources beyond the scope of the L-MAPS will be escalated to the Performance and Planning Group.

The L-MAPS will follow the ‘SARA’ (Scanning, Analysis, Response, Assess) problem solving model which has been used for some time in problem-oriented policing as established and successful process for problem solving. The groups will focus on victims, offenders and locations to develop multi-agency responses to address the underlying cause of problems.

Back to the About Us page.