Suffolk is a safe county in which to live, however we are not immune from anti-social behaviour (ASB) and for many communities it is a key concern. Your Community Safety Partnership (CSP) has agreed minimum standards of service that will be provided to all victims and witnesses of ASB. We will not tolerate this type of incident and these minimum standards form our promise to you to help keep Suffolk a safe and pleasant county in which to live, work and visit.
A CSP is a statutory partnership body with a duty to work with other local agencies and organisations to develop and implement strategies to tackle crime and disorder including anti-social and other behaviour adversely affecting the local environment.
CSPs consist of representatives from Suffolk Constabulary, Suffolk Police Authority, Suffolk County Council, District and Borough Councils, Youth Offending Teams, Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCG), Drugs and Alcohol Teams and Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service. Suffolk has five CSPs, covering Ipswich, Waveney, Babergh, Suffolk Coastal and the Western area.
All five CSPs have agreed to adhere to the minimum service standards, ensuring a consistent response to any report of ASB anywhere in Suffolk in line with defined minimum standards, the CSP will work together in partnership to reduce instances of ASB by diversion, early intervention and effective enforcement. As a victim or witness you will be treated with a high level of service and care from all partner agencies.
Effective partnership working on community safety is key to sustainable and safer communities and is crucial in effectively tackling the range of issues that ASB involves. In order to respond to the needs of victims and witnesses in an effective way, agencies must work together to identify their areas of expertise and to give a rounded solution to the problems our communities face.
We know that being a witness or victim of ASB can cause stress and upset. We want to tackle it in all its forms, and we need you to tell us when it occurs. We want you to feel confident in the service you will receive from your CSP, and these standards define our response. We will ensure that we deal with your case in a timely, supportive and highly professional way. If you are suffering as a result of ASB, or you have witnessed someone else suffering, you can expect your council, the police, and partner agencies to treat the problem seriously, take action and report back to you what they have done. rounded solution to the problems our communities face.
Community Safety Partnerships will work together to reduce instances of anti-social behaviour by diversion, early intervention and effective enforcement. The partnership aims to make residents of Suffolk feel that their neighbourhood continues to be a safe and good place to live, work and visit. The minimum standards of response are designed to complement the Policing Pledge and not to replace or dilute part of it.
Partnerships will ensure that:
In an emergency, you should always call 999. An emergency is:
To report anti-social behaviour or a crime when it is not an emergency call 101.