Bedford Community Safety Partnership works together to prevent
and reduce crime and disorder, the Partnership is made up of:
Bedford Borough Council
Bedfordshire Fire and
Bedfordshire Probation Trust
These agencies have a duty to come together and work with other
groups, organisations and agencies to prevent crime and
disorder. The CSP was formed in response to the Crime and
Disorder Act 1998 as a statutory requirement.
Each year the Bedford Borough Community Safety Partnership
produced a crime and disorder strategic assessment.
The aim of the crime and disorder strategic assessment is to
identify key crime, disorder and anti-social behaviour issues that
affect Bedford Borough. It considers what needs to be
achieved to help improve community safety, including how the
community can feel assured and confident that their concerns and
fears are being addressed.
The 2015 Strategic
Assessment details the findings of the annual strategic
An evidence based approach is used within the
Strategic Assessment to identify emerging themes for the CSP to
prioritise for action within the Borough.
The CSP has prioritised the following areas:
- Anti-social Behaviour (focus on Youth, Alcohol and Street
- Serious Acquisitive Crime (focus on Burglary and
- Domestic Abuse
- Child Sexual Exploitation
- Hate crime
The CSP will continue to tackle all the remaining emerging themes
from the SA but they will not have priority.
The 2014/17 Community
Safety Partnership Plan shows how the partnership plans to
tackle these priorities. Strategic Objectives have been developed
for each priority area. Action plans are then created to
deliver these objectives over the next 12 months.
The Community Safety Partnership has two case studies
demonstrating the work of the Partnership;
Domestic Homicide Review 2011
Domestic homicide reviews are carried out to make sure lessons
are learned when a person has been killed as a result of domestic
violence (domestic homicide).
In order for these lessons to be learned as widely and
thoroughly as possible, professionals need to understand fully what
happened in each homicide, and most importantly, to identify what
needs to change in order to reduce the risk of such tragedies
happening in the future.
As a result of a domestic homicide that occurred during 2011,
Bedford Borough Community Safety Partnership undertook a Domestic Homicide Review to
identify the circumstances that led to the death. The
Executive Summary of the Domestic
Homicide Review identifies the key findings.
Other Partnership Documents
To see a copy of our Community Engagement Plan, click here.