Community safety partnership (CSP)

What is the CSP?

Darlington has a long tradition of partnership working, both in the community safety arena and in the wider community through the work of the Darlington local strategic partnership.

CSPs have at their core five responsible authorities which have a legal duty to work together to tackle crime, anti-social behaviour, substance misuse, environmental crime and issues around re-offending. The responsible authorities are responsible for ensuring that the CSP has a community safety plan in place setting out priorities and key areas of action. 

Before November 2012, there were six responsible authorities.  However, with the election of the Police and crime commissioner [external link], the Police authority has now been abolished. 

The five responsible authorities are:

In Darlington the CSP brings together a range of partners from the public, private and third sectors who are all engaged in activities which contribute towards making Darlington a safe place in which to live and work.