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Sallyann Ball Community Champion

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Plymouth Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnership

Since the introduction of the Crime and Disorder Act 1998, local authorities have had a statutory duty to work with other local agencies and organisations to develop and implement strategies to tackle crime and disorder. This includes anti-social and other behaviour which badly effects local communities. These statutory partnerships are known as Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnerships (CDRPs).

 

In Plymouth the CDRP is known locally as the 'Plymouth Community Safety Partnership'.

 

The responsible authorities that form Plymouth's CDRP are:

 

* Devon and Cornwall Police

* Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service

* NHS Plymouth

* Devon and Cornwall Probation Service

* Plymouth City Council

 

These agencies are under a statutory duty to ensure that they work together in partnership to reduce crime and disorder in Plymouth. The CDRP works in cooperation with the Plymouth Drug and Alcohol Action Team, NHS Trusts, registered social landlords, the Environment Agency, independent schools and institutions of further education. We also invite a wide range of local private, voluntary, other public and community groups, including the public, to become involved in the strategy consultation process.

 

While the term 'partnership' is applied to all those involved, legally, the responsible authorities (listed above) are the only bodies under a duty to meet the new regulatory requirements. However, since July 2007, registered social landlords and the Environment Agency have been expected to have a closer working relationship with the CDRP.

 

The Local Area Agreement (LAA) identifies national concerns as targets for the CDRP, including (not in any rank order):

 

* serious acquisitive crime rate

* adult re-offending rates for those under probation supervision

* assault with injury crime rate

* dealing with local concerns about anti-social behaviour and crime by the local council and police

* specialist support to victims of a serious sexual offence

* repeat incidents of domestic abuse

* building resilience to violent extremism

 

Reducing criminal damage was also identified as a local target. The CDRP is also responsible for LAA stretch targets, including domestic violence, wounding, prolific and priority offenders and drug treatment. These areas are targeted through Crime Reduction Delivery Groups.

 

 

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