Cambridge Community Safety Partnership
The Cambridge Community Safety Partnership brings together a number of agencies concerned with tackling and reducing crime and antisocial behaviour in Cambridge.
The partnership's key role is to:
- understand the kind of community safety issues Cambridge is experiencing
- decide which of these are the most important to deal with
- decide what actions can be taken collectively, adding value to the day-to-day work undertaken by the individual agencies.
These actions are detailed in a document called the Community safety plan. The new plan came into force on 1 April 2017.
In a quickly changing environment, however, this plan is checked on an annual basis to make sure it is on track and that the priorities originally set are still relevant for the different communities within Cambridge. This is done using a document called the Strategic assessment.
This assessment looks at, and seeks to understand, the range of detailed information that exists about crime, disorder, substance abuse and other community safety matters affecting Cambridge. In the light of this information, the assessment makes recommendations about how best to keep the community safety plan on track.
Community safety plan
The Community safety plan 2014–17 was produced following consideration of the 2014 Strategic assessment. Previous plans are available upon request.
- Community safety plan 2014-17: Year 3 (April 2016 to March 2017) [PDF, 337kB]
- Community safety plan 2014–17: Year 2 (April 2015 to March 2016) [PDF, 0.5MB]
- Community safety plan 2014–17: Year 1 (April 2014 to March 2015) [PDF, 247kB]
The priorities in the revised plan focus on a range of strategic and tactical priorities. For each of these priorities a lead officer has been appointed and they have identified aims and targets for each priority. These are detailed in the plan.
Strategic assessments provide an accurate overview of the current issues facing Cambridge in respect of crime, disorder, antisocial behaviour, substance misuse and behaviour adversely effecting the environment.
Assessments are based on research and analysis of a wide range of information sources. Information has not been restricted to any one agency with material from a range of sources being incorporated into the overviews.
The purpose of assessments are to help drive the business of the partnership and make recommendations for the prioritisation of problems identified within them. The approach is to scan topics and provide an overview of those areas of particular concern, rather than cover every crime type and topic in considerable detail.
Recommendations are also made as to further information requirements. Assessments enable the partnership to discuss and agree new priorities in light of research analysis.
- Violence - weapons and vulnerability July 2017 [PDF, 0.9MB]
- Exploitation and end of year review April 2017 [PDF, 1.1MB]
- All violence including domestic abuse January 2017 [PDF, 1.1MB]
- ASB within vulnerable groups September 2016 [PDF, 1.9MB]
- Dwelling burglary and personal property crime June 2016 [PDF, 1.7MB]
- Strategic assessment 2015-16 November 2015 [PDF, 7.9MB]
The majority of meetings of the partnership are open to the general public.
A draft agenda, complete with details on how to submit or ask questions of the partnership, will be published on this page around two weeks before each meeting, with the full agenda and associated papers posted in the week before the meeting.
The next meeting will take place on 17 October 2017 from 10am in Committee Rooms 1 & 2 at The Guildhall, Cambridge, CB2 3QJ.
You can read the agendas, related documents and minutes from recent meetings below. Minutes from earlier meetings are available on request.
- July 2017: Agenda and documents July 2017 [PDF, 3.1MB]
- April 2017: Minutes April 2017 [PDF, 169kB]
- April 2017: Agenda and documents April 2017 [PDF, 2.9MB]
- February 2017: Minutes February 2017 [PDF, 153kB]
- February 2017: Agenda and documents February 2017 [PDF, 3.1MB]
- October 2016: Minutes October 2016 [PDF, 155kB]
- October 2016: Agenda and documents October 2016 [PDF, 5.3MB]
- July 2016: Minutes July 2016 [PDF, 284kB]
- July 2016: Agenda and documents July 2016 [PDF, 4.5MB]
- April 2016: Minutes April 2016 [PDF, 311kB]
- April 2016: Agenda and documents April 2016 [PDF, 3.9MB]
- February 2016: Minutes February 2016 [PDF, 332kB]
- February 2016: Agenda and documents February 2016 [PDF, 2.9MB]
Crime and disorder reports
These reports, compiled by the Cambridgeshire Research Group, which provide further details on overall crime in Cambridge and a breakdown of recorded crime from the police, are now (as from Q1 2017/18) incorporated into the Strategic Assessments (see above). Historical reports are shown below.
- Crime and disorder report 2015-16 (second quarter) [PDF, 0.7MB]
- Crime and disorder report 2015-16 (first quarter) [PDF, 0.7MB]
- Supporting people and preventing anti-social behaviour report Feb 2017 [PDF, 421kB]
- Mental health impacts research [PDF, 0.8MB]
- Supporting people and preventing anti-social behaviour [PDF, 0.7MB]
The annual review for 2017 gives an overview of what the partnership did the previous year and what it will be doing in the year ahead to address crime and disorder in Cambridge.
The partnership is made up of a range of different agencies. There are statutory "responsible authorities" and a number of equally important, non-statutory members. They are:
- Cambridge City Council
- Bedfordshire Northamptonshire Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Community Rehabilitation Company (BeNCH CRC)
- Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group
- Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
- Cambridgeshire Constabulary
- Cambridgeshire County Council
- Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service
- Anglia Ruskin University
- British Transport Police
- Cambridge Business Against Crime
- Cambridge Council for Voluntary Service
- Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
- University of Cambridge
The agencies that make up the partnership meet at a strategic level to agree issues such as funding plans, priorities and performance.
A representative of the Office of the Cambridgeshire Police and Crime Commissioner also attends the partnership meetings.
Contact us for more information about the partnership:
Cambridge Community Safety Partnership
c/o Safer Communities
Cambridge City Council
PO Box 700
Cambridge CB1 0JH