Community Safety Partnership
South Cambridgeshire Community Safety Partnership
For the South Cambridgeshire Community Safety Partnership (CSP) we work with the Cambridgeshire County Council, Police, Fire and Rescue Service and the NHS and Probation Service, who work together to deal with local crime and anti-social behaviour issues.
Partners meet on a monthly basis to agree action on local priorities and to share information on individuals engaging in anti-social behaviour and/or committing crime in the District to ensure co-ordinated action.
Services across the public and voluntary sector, as well as community groups, work with the CSP to reduce local issues of crime and disorder and the CSP can also apply for the Police and Crime Commissioner’s Safer Communities Fund. The fund can provide additional tools for work being undertaken with the CSP, and examples of funding include local initiatives to reduce anti-social behaviour, days of action within specific community locations, and tackling fly tipping. This fund is open to bids of up to £5,000, however, the awarded funding must be used within 12 weeks. Applications can only be made by the CSP so please contact us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Further information related to the reporting of anti-social behaviour is also available.
You can find out about levels of crime in the District by viewing the county Crime and Community Safety Atlas or on the police website.
The 2021/2022 CSP Strategic Assessment [PDF, 8MB] produced by Cambridgeshire County Council was used to identify strategic topics and themes for the current action plan.
If you need more details relating to policing where you live visit the Find My Police Team pages.
Community Safety Plan 2022-23 [PDF, 0.6MB]
What is a Domestic Homicide Review (DHR)
A Domestic Homicide Review (DHR) is a locally conducted multi-agency review of the circumstances in which the death of a person aged 16 or over has, or appears to have, resulted from violence, abuse or neglect by:
- A person to whom he or she was related, or with whom he or she was or had been in an intimate personal relationship.
- A member of the same household as himself or herself.
This also includes death by suicide of a victim of domestic abuse.
DHRs are a statutory requirement and were introduced by section 9 of the Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims Act 2004 (DVCA 2004) and came into force on 13 April 2011. Their purpose is not to reinvestigate the death or apportion blame, but to:
- Establish what lessons are to be learned from the domestic homicide, regarding the way in which local professionals and organisations work individually and together to safeguard victims.
- Identify clearly what those lessons are, both within and between agencies, how they will be acted on, within what timescales, and what is expected to change as a result.
- Apply these lessons to service responses including changes to policies and procedures as appropriate.
- Prevent domestic violence homicide and improve service responses for all domestic violence victims and their children, through improved intra and inter-agency working.
The DHR will usually draw upon information obtained from:
- Interviewing family members.
- Interviewing significant people who may have known the victim.
- Obtaining information from participating agencies, either by way of an Individual Management Review (IMR), or by other means such as a chronology of events.
More information and guidance can be found on the Home Office DHR webpage.
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