Horsham District Safe and Well 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.
Members of the Horsham District Safe and Well Partnership (the name of our 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
- West Sussex Drug and Alcohol Action Team
- Sussex and Surrey Probation Service
- Voluntary Sector Representatives
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.
Some of the initiatives the Partnership has delivered includes:
- Seasonal safety initiatives such as Halloween and Bonfire night
- Bike Marking
- Domestic Violence and Abuse Campaigns
- Anti-social Behaviour
- Personal Safety
- Support for the Watch schemes such as Pubwatch and Shopwatch
- Weeks of Action targeting key issues
- The annual Junior Citizen event
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 (CSPs) 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.