Community Safety Partnership (CSP)
The Community Safety Partnership (CSP) is a statutory body of different organisations who work together to reduce crime & disorder in the district.
The Crime and Disorder Act 1998, as amended by the Police Reform Act 2002, sets out the statutory requirements for responsible authorities to work together with other local agencies, organisations and people to develop and implement strategies to tackle crime and disorder, help create safer communities and tackle misuse of drugs in their area. These statutory partnerships are known as Community Safety Partnerships.
In Epping Forest the partnership is made up of a number of local organisations including Epping Forest District Council, Essex Police, Essex County Council, NHS West Essex, Essex Probation, Essex Fire and Rescue and voluntary organisations including Voluntary Action Epping Forest and Victim Support.
Working together, these responsible authorities are required to carry out a strategic assessment to identify crime and disorder and misuse of drug problems in their area and develop strategies which deal effectively with them. These partner organisations are also required to work closely with local education and invite co-operation from a range of local private, voluntary and other public and community groups including the community itself.
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