Community safety agreement
The production of a community safety agreement is a statutory requirement.
It sets out how 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 the county.
In Leicestershire, the community safety agreement is published by the Leicestershire 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.
- North West Leicestershire
- Hinckley and Bosworth
- Oadby and Wigston
- Melton (currently being updated)
Leicestershire and associated local authority strategies
Leicestershire County Council Strategic Plan 2022-26
Leicestershire Communities website
Safer Leicester Partnership – Plan
Rutland County Council – Strategy
Responsible agencies and their strategies
Leicestershire Police Force Management Statement
Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service
Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland NHS Health Integrated Care Board (ICB)
Leicestershire County Public Health
Office of Police and Crime Commissioner
Leicestershire Joint Health and Wellbeing Board
Local Government Association (LGA)
Strategies and priorities
National Cyber Crime Strategy 2022
Association of Police and Crime Commissioners – APCC Strategic Plan 2022-24
National road Policing Strategy 2022-25
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
Modern Crime Prevention Strategy 2016
Drugs and gangs (County Lines)
National Crime Prevention Strategy
Integrated Offender Management
National Cyber Security Strategy
Home Office Serious and Organised Crime Strategy 2018
National Crime Agency National Plan 2019-20
How we are accountable
Leicestershire Safer Communities Strategy Board (LSCSB) documents, performance reports and dashboard
Common themes and shared priorities
- 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
- 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
Local government association safer communities models
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
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.