About the Safer Neighbourhoods Partnership
The Community Safety Partnership (CSP) for North Lincolnshire is known as the Safer Neighbourhoods Partnership. It was established as the law requires us to ensure that responsible authorities and partners work collaboratively together to tackle crime and disorder, improve community safety and reduce the harm caused by alcohol and illegal drug use. The Safer Neighbourhoods Partnership also works closely with the emergency services, local authorities, public, private, and voluntary sector
The role of Safer Neighbourhoods is to provide a link between agencies and work together to reduce crime, disorder and substance misuse. We commission drug and alcohol treatment services, coordinate multi-agency crime reduction projects. We support work done to reduce domestic abuse, we operate an antisocial behaviour project team and we manage the partnership’s crime reduction and drug/alcohol treatment budgets.
We also work closely with Neighbourhood Action Teams (NAT) which are chaired by the local Councillor and is attended by both partners and local people to help to identify local problems and help find local solutions.
The Safer Neighbourhoods Hub is based at Shelford House, Shelford Street, Scunthorpe. (opposite the main Scunthorpe Police Station)
What do we do?
On behalf of the North Lincolnshire Partners Safer Neighbourhoods is responsible for the delivery of the Community Safety Strategy. Safer Neighbourhoods has two main strands of business – crime reduction and substance misuse.
In practical terms, we:
- Collate information from the Police, Local Authority, Health Service and a broad range of other sources about crime, disorder and substance misuse in North Lincolnshire.
- Conduct surveys of local residents
- Analyse the information we collect to make sure that the Partnership’s perception of crime reflects public views as well as recorded statistics.
- Devise and implement a rolling three-year plan that contains measures to tackle those priority issues identified.
So how does it work?
By working together the resulting pooling of resources means that problems can be tackled from many different directions at once. For example:
- Multi-agency meeting at Safer Neighbourhoods to put an action plan together
- Security cameras were installed by NL Homes
- Police patrolled more frequently
- Accumulated rubbish was removed by NL Council
- Humberside Fire Service visited the flats on a number of occasions giving advice to residents
What's our job roles?
- Neighbourhood Watch Development Officer our page on Neighbourhood Watch for more information [input link here].
- Antisocial Behaviour Panel See our page on ASB for more information [input link here].
- Domestic Abuse Strategy Manager For more information click here
- Our officers also work very closely with businesses (ShopWatch) for the daytime economy and bars, pubs and clubs (PubWatch) for the night-time economy.
- Our Safer Neighbourhoods Officers have responsibility for the five main areas of North Lincolnshire, namely Barton & District, Brigg & District, the Isle of Axholme, Scunthorpe North and Scunthorpe South.
- Substance Misuse - Safer Neighbourhoods commission a team of dedicated substance misuse workers who work closely with drug misusing offenders. If you would like to know more about where you can access help and support then click here.
- Our Crime Analyst role facilitates guides and supports the implementation of the North Lincolnshire Safer Communities Plan by the production, maintenance and analysis of data and other information to assist in community safety planning and decision making. Annually our analyst produces a Joint Strategic Intelligence Assessment (JSIA) document which identifies the priorities for the partnership with input from all the partners involved.
How we work
We work together at a number of different levels to improve community safety in North Lincolnshire. From an executive boardroom to a resident’s living room, Safer Neighbourhoods activity takes many forms. For example we:
- Meet together at a strategic level to discuss changing trends in crime and drug use.
- Share information and ideas about crime and drugs.
- Try to improve ways in which existing services are delivered.
- Commission substance misuse treatment services and crime reduction measures.
- Work together with residents and voluntary groups on specific neighbourhood problems.