Horsham District Community Safety Partnership

The 1998 Crime and Disorder Act (amended by the Police Reform Act 2002 and The Crime and Disorder Act Review published January 2006) placed a requirement on a range of organisations to work in partnership to create what was a three year Community Safety Strategy and Crime Audit and is now an annual Strategic Assessment and a rolling three year Partnership Plan. As a result, local Community Safety Partnerships (CSPs) were formed.

Horsham District Community Safety Partnership


Members of the Horsham District Community Safety Partnership are:

  • Horsham District Council
  • Sussex Police
  • West Sussex County Council
  • West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service
  • Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner
  • Clinical Commissioning Groups
  • Sussex and Surrey Probation Service
  • Housing providers' representative
  • Local schools' representative

The partners are committed to working together to ensure that the responsibilities outlined in Section 17 of the Crime and Disorder Act (1998), which places a statutory duty on all partners to take into consideration the effects of crime and disorder, are adhered to.

Vision and priorities

As a Partnership, we have a shared vision of reducing crime and disorder and supporting the local community, working together to make the Horsham District a safer place to live, work and visit.

Our current priorities are:

  1. Young people and mental health support
  2. Vulnerable older people

Within the Policing Grant, which is received from Government, the Police & Crime Commissioner provides funding for Community Safety in Sussex. This is allocated to Community Safety Partnerships across the county to help tackle crime and address specific community issues.

The collective priorities of all the CSPs have also helped to shape the local Police & Crime Plan .

In addition to supporting the county's CSPs, the Police & Crime Commissioner has established a Community Safety Fund providing financial support to projects that deliver a lasting and positive impact on the local community.