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Bedford Community Safety Partnership works together to prevent and reduce crime and disorder, the Partnership is made up of:

Bedford Borough Council

Bedfordshire Police

Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service

Bedfordshire NHS

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 assessment process.

An evidence based approach is used within the Strategic Assessment to identify emerging themes for the CSP to prioritise for action within the Borough.

 

Partnership Priorities

The CSP has prioritised the following areas:

  • Anti-social Behaviour (focus on Youth, Alcohol and Street Drinking)
  • Serious Acquisitive Crime (focus on Burglary and Robbery) 
  • 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.

 

Case Studies

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

CSP Summer Survey results

To see a copy of our Community Engagement Plan, click here.

 


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