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Tackling crime and disorder through new partnership

Cumberland Council has announced the official launch of a new partnership, which will work to prevent and reduce crime.

Launched on Friday 4th August, the Cumberland Community Safety Partnership (CSP) will create healthy and secure communities, to help with the prevention and reduction of crime. A strategy will be established to prevent crime, disorder, and reoffending, as well as substance misuse, antisocial behaviour, and serious violence.

Breaking down the areas mentioned above, the strategy will focus on specific areas that include violence against women and girls, hate crime, antisocial behaviour, sexual abuse and exploitation, reoffending, and domestic abuse.

Cumberland plans to keep communities safe

With this strategy in mind, the board of the Cumberland Community Safety Partnership has identified its vision to improve the health and wellbeing of residents and create stronger communities:

  • Listening to communities and focusing on safety issues that are important to them.
  • Learning how best to tackle crime and disorder by working with experts from the police, health, fire, and probation services.
  • Preventing problems before they occur by educating, raising awareness, providing early help, empowering individuals, and promoting a culture of health, safety, and support.
  • Improving communities by listening to its people, leading services, and evaluating the work it does to ensure it always strives to be better.

Chair of the Cumberland Community Safety Partnership, Colin Cox, said:

“Tackling crime and antisocial behaviour is a key priority for many people in Cumberland.

“Making the area a safer and more pleasant place to live and work is not something that can be achieved by any one organisation – we all need to work together to achieve this, and we need to work closely with local communities.

“That’s the point of this new partnership – bringing together all the skills and powers of different organisations to help tackle issues that are important to the people of Cumberland.”

The CSP will work alongside the voluntary and third sector to achieve its goals, whilst six statutory partners make up the board itself:

  • Cumberland Council
  • Cumbria Constabulary
  • Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service
  • Probation Service
  • North East and North Cumbria Integrated Care Board
  • Lancashire and South Cumbria Integrated Care Board


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