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Darlington Community Safety Partnership (CSP)

The role of the CSP is to ensure that Darlington is a safe place for anyone who lives, works or visits the town.  This means ensuring that emerging trends in crime and anti-social behaviour are identified and appropriate solutions put in place.  It also means ensuring that victims have access to appropriate support services and that their views and needs are central to any action that is taken.   

Community Safety Partnerships have at their core five responsible authorities which have a legal duty to work together to deal with 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 main areas of action. 

The five responsible authorities are:

  • Darlington Borough Council
  • Durham Constabulary
  • NHS Darlington Clinical Commissioning Group
  • National Probation Service/Community Rehabilitation Company
  • Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service       

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

The CSP produces a Community Safety Plan which sets out its main priorities and actions to address crime and anti-social behaviour in the town and would like to ask for your help with this.

How you can get involved

Community Safety affects everyone living in Darlington and to be truly effective partners need to know your views either as residents or people who visit Darlington regularly. 

The CSP has met and discussed what we think our main priorities should be for 2015/16 and these are:

  1. Reducing the harmful effects of drugs and alcohol.
  2. Dealing with anti-social behaviour.
  3. Reducing offending and re-offending.
  4. Working with families with multiple problems.
  5. Supporting vulnerable people (the focus here is upon addressing domestic abuse, hate crime and sexual violence).

In addition to the above we will also be including issues that cut across all of the priorities such as mental health and building strong and sustainable communities.  We would like to hear from you with your comments on the priorities above and whether you think that these are the right things for us to deal with to keep Darlington safe?

You can send your emails to [email protected].  If you need to know more about individual priorities, please ask in the email and someone will get back to you.