Community Safety Partnership Working
South Kesteven District Council works in partnership to reduce crime and disorder and improve community safety across the district. South Kesteven CDRP has merged with South Holland CDRP to form the South Lincolnshire Community Safety Partnership (CSP). The purpose of the CSP is to reduce crime and the fear of crime and improve community confidence.
CSP partners include the South Kesteven and South Holland district councils, Lincolnshire County Council, the Primary Care Trust (PCT), Lincolnshire Police, Lincolnshire Police Authority, Probation Service and Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue.
In response to local issues, the Community Safety Partnership Plan is currently under review and will soon be published. The priorities and underlying problems of greatest concern in the community are addressed in the following groups;
1. Violent crime and substance misuse
2. Arson and anti-social behaviour
3. Community Cohesion
4. Prolific and Priority Offenders (PPO)
5. Acquisitive crime
The Partnership also works closely with Children's Services and Youth Offending Services in order to tackle anti-social behaviour and to engage young people in diversionary activities; and with Lincs Alcohol Advisory Service to tackle drug problems and drug related crime.
Throughout the three year life of the partnership plan (2008-2011) there will be continuous monitoring and evaluation.
Currently, the overall incidence of crime and disorder within the district is low.
There is also the Doorstep Crime Partnership which has been set up to eradicate doorstep crime in all its forms. There is a regular newsletter which provides advice and guidance and awareness of new initiatives. These can be printed off and given to a vulnerable person you know who may benefit from it.