The latest annual plan from Safer Barnsley Partnership 2019/2020 will be presented for Cabinet’s consideration at their next meeting on Wednesday 9 September.
The plan aims to ensure that services work together to deliver against key priorities that help people feel safe and enjoy where they live and work.
The plan looks at ways to create a safer and cohesive Barnsley, including work with local communities to tackle crime and disorder and make positive changes together.
Crime and harm reduction priorities are set annually, considering public views, financial activity and performance in the last year.
One of the key roles of the Safer Barnsley Partnership’s is to understand the community safety issues. It achieves this by carrying out an assessment of a range of evidence.
The Safer Barnsley Partnership’s plan is reviewed annually to ensure the priorities continue to reflect local needs.
This plan identifies key areas of focus for 2020-21 which are:
- Acquisitive Crime, such as theft, fraud and robbery.
- Environmental Crime. This is an illegal activity that harms the environment.
- Substance misuse and drug offences.
- Vulnerability and Safeguarding (these include Adults at risk, Domestic Abuse and Child Abuse).
The Safer Barnsley Partnership Board work in collaboration with a range of key partners, including the Voluntary and Community sector to deliver against its priorities to maintain community safety across the borough.
Cllr Jenny Platts, Cabinet spokesperson for Adults and communities, said: “In Barnsley, we strongly believe that working in partnership with organisations and the community is the best way to deal with crime, anti-social behaviour and disorder. Our approach goes far beyond enforcement actions as we believe in dealing with the root causes. We have a strong focus on prevention and tackling the broader determinants of crime. This plan helps to identify the key areas we are being told are an issue for our residents and work together to achieve a safer Barnsley.”