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Community safety

Information about the community safety partnership, what the aims are and where to find more information. 

What is the Community Safety Partnership (CSP)?

The Crime and Disorder Act 1998 requires 'responsible authorities' i.e. Local Authority, Police, Police Authority, Health, Fire Service to co-operate and collaborate in order to:

  • prepare a strategic assessment at least once a year
  • prepare and implement a rolling partnership plan, that will be updated each year
  • engage with communities.

Together with other partner agencies, the 'responsible authorities' form a "Community Safety Partnership" (CSP).

The Partnership works together to reduce the incidence of crime and disorder, tackle the underlying causes and achieve a permanent improvement to the quality of life in our local community.

The constitution can be viewed below:

Community Safety Partnership - Constitution (pdf 194kb opens in new window)

What are the aims of the Community Safety Partnership?

The Community Safety Partnership seeks to ensure that community safety in the East Riding is community-driven and community-led, it is a place where different communities have their needs met and people feel safe and secure.

The Partnership produced a Strategic Plan for 2017 to 2021 which can be viewed below:

East Riding CSP Strategic Plan 2017 - 2021 (pdf 304kb opens in new window)

What is the Joint Strategic Intelligence Assessment (JSIA)?

The Joint Strategic Intelligence Assessment will summarise the views of residents’, businesses, voluntary organisations, community groups and others, include data on crime levels and the use of interventions and also commentary from each partner on what they have done to deliver the strategic themes. The assessment looks at crime, disorder, anti-social behaviour and substance misuse issues affecting the East Riding. We do this in partnership and the purpose is to help the Community Safety Partnership (CSP) identify priorities in making the East Riding a safer place.

The JSIA presents and interprets the findings of an intelligence analysis. The purpose is to help the strategy group (in the East Riding this role is undertaken by the CSP) develop its partnership plan.

The strategic assessment enables partners to: 

  • understand the patterns, trends, and shifts relating to crime, disorder and substance misuse 
  • set clear priorities for the partnership
  • develop the intelligence-led activity that meets the needs of the local community
  • deploy resources effectively and present value for money; and 
  • undertake annual reviews and plan actions based on a clear understanding of the issues and priorities. 

The 2016/17 JSIA is available to view here:

2016/17 JSIA Report (pdf 1.5mb opens in new window)

Does the Community Safety Partnership have funding to help deliver community safety projects?

The Police and Crime Commissioner has provided funding to the Community Safety Partnership to allocate to projects which assist in delivering outcomes in his Police and Crime Plan, The plan can be viewed below:

The Police and Crime Plan – Humberside Police & Crime Commissioners Website (external website)

£257,000 is available through the Crime Reduction Fund for voluntary and community groups, Parish Councils and other similar groups to make bids for. £93,000 must be spent by 31 March 2019 with the remainder spent by 31 March 2021.

For more information about the Crime Reduction Fund, please see the relevant question on the preventing crime page.

The Commissioner provided a core grant in 2018/19 which has been allocated as follows:

  1. Fairway (Anti Social Behaviour) Process - £100,000
  2. Neighbourhood Watch Support - £15,661
  3. Children’s Domestic Violence Service - £31,100
  4. East Riding Adult Safeguarding Board - £29,410
  5. East Riding Children’s Safeguarding Board - £27,000
  6. Positive Lifestyles – Sport, Play and Arts service - £35,900
  7. Youth Offending Service - £80,398. 

Additional 'flexi-funding' of £254,000 is available for organisations to apply for through the Community Safety Fund Grant Scheme. 

Please access the document below for further information:

Community Safety Fund  - Grant Scheme (pdf 628kb opens in new window)

There are no deadlines for applications for the flexi-funding other than it must be spent by 31 March 2021.

Awards to date are set out below.

1.   Goole Youth Action - £76,663. 

2.   East Riding Voluntary Action Service – Youth Coalitions Support Project - £122,652.

3.   High Sheriff and Humberside Police Tribune Trust - £15,000.

How to apply

Should you wish to apply for the flexi-funding please complete the following application form and return it to:

Email: safe.communities@eastriding.gcsx.gov.uk

Community Safety Grant Scheme – Application Form (word 623kb opens in new window)