Cumberland Community Safety Partnership (CSP)

Our aim

As the newly established (April 2023) Cumberland Community Safety Partnership, we will protect and inspire our people by preventing and tackling crime and disorder and creating healthy, secure, trusted, communities.

We will do this by:

  • Listening to our communities and focusing on safety issues that are important to them.
  • Learning how best to tackle crime and disorder by working with experts from the police, health, fire and probation services.
  • Preventing problems before they occur by educating, raising awareness, providing early help, empowering individuals, and promoting a culture of health, safety, and support.
  • Improving our communities by listening to our people, leading our services, and evaluating the work we do to ensure we always strive to be better.

Our partnership is formed by six statutory partners:

  • Cumberland Council
  • Cumbria Constabulary
  • Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service
  • Probation Service
  • North East and North Cumbria Integrated Care Board
  • Lancashire and South Cumbria Integrated Care Board

We work with partners from the voluntary and third sector including social housing providers, voluntary organisations and community groups. These are:

  • Cumbria Youth Alliance
  • Recovery Steps Cumbria
  • Castles & Coasts Housing Association 
  • Home Group
  • Riverside

We are also supported by Cumbria Police, Fire, and Crime Commissioner. 

Our first task is to create a strategy that will help create safer and healthier communities. Our priorities will be preventing crime, disorder, and reoffending, and tackling substance misuse, antisocial behaviour, and serious violence.

Our strategy will include our approach on reducing:

  • Violence against women and girls
  • Hate crime
  • Antisocial behaviour
  • Sexual abuse and exploitation
  • Reoffending
  • Domestic abuse

It will also look to create strong communities, safer roads and improve resident’s health and wellbeing.

Domestic Homicide Reviews

Our partnership also has a duty to undertake domestic homicide reviews in which the death of a person aged 16 or over has resulted from violence, abuse or neglect by a person that is related, is a member of the household or is, or has been, in a relationship with.