The Crime and Disorder Act of 1998 requires local areas to have Community Safety Partnership (CSP). Section 17 of this Act places a legal duty on the responsible authorities to work together to tackle and reduce crime and disorder, including anti-social behaviour, domestic abuse, substance misuse, reduce re-offending, and reduce the fear of crime.
In Telford and Wrekin, the CSP is known as the 'Safer Telford and Wrekin Partnership' and has been in existence since 1998. Since then, the Partnership's Strategy has been continually refreshed to reflect the changing needs of the community, but retaining the partnership's statutory purpose. Working together to make a difference is integral to partnership working; this includes working with other partnerships and ensuring strategies and plans are aligned (including, for example, the West Mercia Police and Crime Plan 2016-2021, the West Mercia Youth Justice Plan 2017-18, and the Telford & Wrekin Health and Wellbeing Strategy).
Our ongoing analysis of intelligence enables the Safer Telford and Wrekin Partnership to proactively target the local crime trends and respond reactively to crime spikes where possible. This is informed by the West Mercia Strategic Assessment.