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Western Suffolk Community Safety Partnership

What is a Community Safety Partnership?

Community Safety Partnerships (CSPs) were set up under Sections 5-7 of the Crime and Disorder Act 1988 and are made up of representatives from the ‘responsible authorities’, which are the:

  • police
  • local authorities
  • fire and rescue authorities
  • probation service
  • health

Responsible authorities work together to protect their local communities from crime and to help people feel safer. They work out how to deal with local issues like antisocial behaviour, drug or alcohol misuse and reoffending. They annually assess local crime priorities and consult partners and the local community about how to deal with them.


Aim of the Partnership:

To meet the statutory requirements of the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 and subsequent legislation.

  1. To work collaboratively to prevent and reduce crime, disorder and the fear of crime, following an evidence-based approach, to promote the sharing of good practice and divert people away from crime and anti-social behaviour.
  2. To promote a wider understanding of the contributions and responsibilities of individual agencies and develop a shared commitment to partnership working.
  3. To encourage and support collaborative partnerships between local communities, statutory and non-statutory organisations.
  4. To support non-statutory, voluntary and community accessing funding to deliver community safety projects that address the strategic priorities across the Western Suffolk CSP area.


Objectives of the Partnership:

The Western Suffolk Community Safety Partnership (WSCSP) is a statutory body with a responsibility to:

The Partnership is made up of statutory representatives from local councils in St. Edmundsbury, Forest Heath, Mid Suffolk and Babergh, Suffolk Police, Registered Social Landlords, Suffolk County Council, Youth Offending Service, National Probation Service, Norfolk and Suffolk Community Rehabilitation Company (CRC), West Suffolk and Ipswich and East Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCG) and Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service.     


Domestic Homicide Reviews:

Under the Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims Act (2004), the Community Safety Partnership has a statutory duty to create a Domestic Homicide Review in certain circumstances, to establish what lessons can be learned from a domestic homicide regarding the way in which local professionals and organisations work individually and together to safeguard victims.


The deaths of Oscar and Denise, November 2014:

Be aware, names have been changed and some information has been removed in this report at the request of the Home Office, in order to protect vulnerable individuals associated with the case.


Please be aware: There is a Reporting Restriction Order, made by the High Court of Justice Family Division on the 26 January 2015, in place on this case. For more information on this Order please contact Rudlings Wakelam Solicitors.