Community safety covers activities designed to reduce crime, disorder, anti social behaviour, domestic abuse and behaviour that is harmful to the environment.
The Community Safety Team (CST) works with partner agencies as part of the East Hampshire Community Safety Partnership. This partnership is enables us to identify locations, households, individuals or families where a collaborative approach is needed.
The CST meets regularly with partner agencies, including the police, local housing providers and voluntary groups, to share information and discuss issues. When issues are identified, the CST look to find the cause and take action.
Partnership Action Group
This is a monthly meeting of agencies to discuss specific locations or individuals.
It is attended by organisations including Two Saints, East Hants Housing, Radian, the police, Hampshire fire and rescue and East Hants MIND.
There is a need to better share information between organisations to support vulnerable people. It is recognised that by sharing information and working together to solve problems, solutions are identified.
Supporting families programme
The supporting families programme provides practical help to young families that may be dealing with a number of different issues. This may be mental health, domestic abuse, substance misuse, low school attendance, unemployment, unmanaged debt or housing issues.
Working the help of partners, the CST will identify families that would benefit from being part of the programme.