Leicestershire county community safety agreement

Leicestershire County Council work closely with a range of partners to help support community safety.

Community safety agreement

The production of a community safety agreement is a statutory requirement.

It sets out how Leicestershire County Council, Rutland County Council, the police, local authorities, fire and rescue, probation services, health and third sector partners will work together in partnership, to identify and  address shared priorities, to prevent and mitigate the effects of crime and disorder across Leicestershire and Rutland.

The community safety agreement is published by the Leicestershire and Rutland Safer Communities Strategy Board. Take a look at the Leicestershire County Council Community Safety Strategy 2022-26 and Community Safety Agreement:

District partners and their strategies

Partner community safety partnership pages include their 2017 - 2020 partnership strategies, social media links and contact details.

Leicestershire and associated local authority strategies

Leicestershire County Council Strategic Plan 2022-26

Leicestershire Communities website

Leicester Community Safety Partnership – Plan

Rutland County Council – Community Safety Strategy

Responsible agencies and their strategies 

Leicestershire Police

Leicestershire Police Force Management Statement

Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service

The Probation Service

Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland NHS Health Integrated Care Board (ICB)

Leicestershire County Public Health

Key stakeholders

Violence Reduction Network

Office of Police and Crime Commissioner

Crown Prosecution Service

Leicestershire Joint Health and Wellbeing Board

Local Government Association (LGA)

Strategies and priorities

National Cyber Crime Strategy 2022

National Cyber Security Centre Annual Review 2023

Association of Police and Crime Commissioners – APCC Strategic Plan 2022-24

National road Policing Strategy 2022-25

Policing vision: 2025

Policing Vision: 2030

From Harm to Hope drugs plan 2021

UK Government: Beating Crime Plan 2021

Tackling Violence against Women and Girls Strategy 2021

Home Office Serious Violence Strategy 2018

Serious Violence Duty - Statutory Guidance December 2022

Modern Crime Prevention Strategy 2016

Drugs and gangs (County Lines)

National Crime Prevention Strategy

Integrated Offender Management

Government Cyber Security Strategy

Home Office Serious and Organised Crime Strategy 2018

National Crime Agency Annual Plan – Protecting the public from serious and organised crime

How we are accountable

Leicestershire and Rutland Safer Communities Strategy Board

Local scrutiny

Satisfaction surveys

Common themes and shared priorities

The below have been identified as common cross-cutting issues by partner agencies across Leicestershire and Rutland.

  • Identify and protect the most vulnerable
  • Reduce harm from alcohol and substance misuse
  • Reduce incidence and impact of anti-social behaviour (ASB)
  • CSE / Cyber bulling: reduce risk of harm to young people
  • Increase confidence /reporting of hate incidents
  • Increase reporting of domestic abuse and protect victims
  • Reduce crime and fear of crime

How you can contribute

Take a survey (see local authority websites)

Read about volunteering with VAL or VA Rutland

Being viable and adding value

Developing and supporting

  • Developing and supporting our people

Embedding problem solving

Supporting performance

  • Minimum standards
  • Supporting evidence based practice
  • Building community capacity

Facilitating scrutiny and oversite

  • Digital communications and engagement
  • Developing information sharing


Disrupting serious and organised crime tactics

College of policing crime reduction toolkit

Crime prevention - gov.uk

Local government association safer communities models (restricted access to LGA members)

NSPCC toolkit - child criminal exploitation and county lines

HM Government cyber crime and fraud communications toolkit for law enforcement

Gambling commission - crime and joint working toolkit

Neighbourhood watch  - safer community toolkits

Modern day slavery - National Referral Mechanism (NRM)

Modern day slavery - NCA best practice guide

Community safety councillor workbook

Tackling Serious and Organised Crime | Local Government Association

Managing violence in licensed and retail premises | HSE

Tackling modern slavery: a council guide | Local Government Association

Community cohesion and hate crime | Local Government Association

Supporting the Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) plan by being effective

  • We will deliver our partnership work through local joint action.
  • We will build legitimacy in our communities by maintaining a presence and communicating our work.
  • Effectively consulting and engaging to inform priority setting.

Supporting the PCC plan by being efficient

  • We will develop minimum standards across our community safety partnerships.
  • We will ensure that we continually develop our approaches.
  • We will invest in our communities building capacity and focusing on prevention.

Office of the Police & Crime Commissioner (OPCC) Crime Plan - Underpinning and supporting community safety across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

Viable Partnerships, Visible Policing, Victim Services, Vulnerability Protection and Value for Money.