Community Safety Partnership (CSP)

Safer Central (community safety partnership)

Safer Central is Central Bedfordshire’s Community Safety Partnership, a group of organisations and services working closely together to tackle community safety issues in Central Bedfordshire. Community safety is a high public priority and can affect the quality of life for individuals and communities.

Safer Central has representatives from five statutory partners:

  • Central Bedfordshire Council
  • Bedfordshire Police
  • Bedfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group
  • National Probation Services/Offender Management Services
  • Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service

Safer Central priorities 2019-2021

Safer Central consults with partners, stakeholders and local residents to assess risk and threats each year.

The partnership currently has two priorities:

  • ending exploitation – this includes modern day slavery, child sexual exploitation, trafficking, knife crime and county lines
  • dealing with domestic and sexual abuse

The partnership also has one ‘knowledge gap’

  • prevalence and impact of substance misuse

View the Safer Central Strategy for 2019 to 2024

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