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 our main 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:
- Darlington Borough Council
- Durham Constabulary [external link]
- NHS County Durham and Darlington [external link]
- Durham and Tees Valley CRC
- Durham and Darlington fire service [external link]
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.
Useful links and documents
- Challenge it, report it, stop it: The Government’s plan to tackle hate crime [pdf document]
- Call to end violence against women and girls: action plan [pdf document]
- Darlington community safety plan (CSP) 2021-2026 [pdf document]
- Preventing Begging in Darlington Strategy (2022-23) [pdf document]
- Community trigger - what to do if an ongoing problem has not been addressed
- Sexual violence strategy [pdf document]
- Darlington's alcohol harm reduction strategy [pdf document]
- Trading standards