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Community safety partnership plan

Priorities

Each year, the Bracknell Forest Community Safety Partnership (CSP) carries out a strategic assessment of local crime and disorder as required by the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 and the Crime and Disorder (Formulation and Implementation of Strategy) Regulations 2011.

The strategic assessment considers the following local data:

  • volumes and trends of crime and antisocial behaviour
  • forecasts and projections of crime and antisocial behaviour
  • consultation with the statutory and wider membership of the CSP
  • consultation with residents and businesses
  • emerging issues of national concern
  • priorities of key partners including Police and Crime Commissioner Thames Valley

A strategic assessment was undertaken in March 2019. The following priorities have been identified and agreed by the CSP and the community.

Strategic priorities 2020 to 2023

Tackle exploitation of children, young people and vulnerable adults

Our aims are to: 

  • maximise the use of criminal and civil powers to target-harden areas, and deter offenders
  • drive improved identification of victims and provide enhanced levels of immediate and sustained support
  • make sure that the community is equipped to recognise and report exploitation and know how to minimise risk to all vulnerable people

We will achieve this by:

  • monitoring the use of civil powers, for example, Community Protection Notices
  • increasing the number of practitioners trained to recognise the signs of exploitation and how to refer for support
  • increasing the number of referrals of suspected victims of modern slavery and exploitation to the National Referral Mechanism

Reduce incidents of serious violence, sexual offences, and knife crime

Our aims are to: 

  • understand the risks around knife crime, reduce the harm it causes and reduce knife crime incidents
  • increase awareness of what constitutes a sexual offence among young people, empower them to report sexual offences and bring more offenders to justice

We will achieve this by:

  • reducing personal robbery incidents
  • increasing the number of young people engaged in outreach locations in awareness of violence prevention
  • monitoring increased confidence of young people to disclose or report sexual offences
  • adopting a long term, preventative approach to violence reduction in collaboration with partners

Work with communities to deal with crime and antisocial behaviour hotspots (including drug related crime)

Our aim is to:

  • consult with communities to identify crime and disorder hotspots and work to improve the safety in these areas using civil and criminal legislation

We will achieve this by:

  • exploring and investigating hotspots identified in the 2019 Crime and antisocial behaviour consultation
  • monitoring the number of cases referred and resolved by the partnership problem-solving groups

Reduce harm caused by domestic abuse

Our aim is to: 

  • prevent and intervene at the earliest stage possible
  • reduce the risk of people becoming repeat victims of domestic abuse
  • reduce the harm caused to children and young people affected by domestic abuse

We will achieve this by:

  • monitoring the percentage of clients reoffending who have completed a perpetrator programme
  • monitoring the number of victims referred to Berkshire Women’s Aid
  • monitoring the repeat rate of domestic abuse crimes
  • continuing to deliver appropriate interventions and specialist support for children and young people affected by domestic abuse

Reduce incidents of residential burglary and theft from vehicles

Our aim is to: 

  • make Bracknell Forest a hostile place for burglars and vehicle thieves to operate by encouraging community resilience, holding developers to account and pursuing offenders

We will achieve this by:

  • reducing incidents of thefts from vehicles
  • reducing incidents of residential burglary
  • increasing the number of crime prevention messages to the community

Measuring success

The CSP steering group will assess progress against each aim at their quarterly meetings. They will proactively take steps to achieve the agreed outcome.

About the Community Safety Partnership

The community safety partnership plan is managed by the CSP Steering Group. They meet quarterly to oversee and bring together community safety and criminal justice partners to make sure local priorities are joined up to reduce crime and disorder.

Successful delivery of community safety partnership plan is dependent not only on support from our members but also working with our public, community and voluntary groups, which are vital to reduce crime and disorder.

The CSP benefits from excellent communication arrangements and positive relationships with all partners in Bracknell Forest. Its continuing success can be attributed to this.

Our partners

The CSP is made up of representatives from:

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