Community safety

Community safety covers a wide range of activities designed to reduce the likelihood of crime, disorder, anti social behaviour.

It also involves reducing incidents of domestic abuse and behaviour damaging to the environment.

The Community Safety Team (CST) works together with different agencies as part of the East Hampshire Community Safety Partnership, enabling organisations to better share information about problem or vulnerable locations, households, individuals or families where a partnership approach is needed to effectively reduce the impact of the problem and consequently reduce the demand on the organisations.

The CST meets regularly with partner agencies, including the police, local housing providers and voluntary groups in the community to share information and discuss ongoing and reoccurring issues.

When issues are identified, the CST will work with our partner agencies to identify the problem and tackle the issue.

Partnership Action Group

This is a monthly meeting of agencies to discuss specific locations or individuals that may having an impact in the community.

The meeting is attended by organisations such as: children and adult services, Two Saints, East Hants Housing, Radian, Police, Hampshire fire and rescue and East Hants MIND. There is an identified need to better share information between organisations to support those more vulnerable in society and deal with the demand on services.

It is recognised that by sharing information and working together to solve problems, solutions are identified.

Supporting families programme

The programme aims to support people by providing extra practical help early to families that may be dealing with a number of different issues including mental health, domestic abuse, substance misuse, low school attendance unemployment, unmanaged debt or housing issues.

The CST works with other agencies and organisations to identify families that may benefit from being part of the programme and to identify the most suitable lead worker to work alongside the family and provide the necessary support.