Safer Barnsley Partnership is a multi-agency partnership working to make Barnsley a safer place for local people and communities. It tackles crime, anti-social behaviour, substance misuse and re-offending.
Role of the Safer Barnsley Partnership
The Safer Barnsley Partnership’s key role is to:
- understand the community safety issues and produce a needs assessment
- use this evidence base and develop a plan to collectively address these community safety issues
- review the plan annually to ensure the priorities continue to reflect local needs
The Crime and Disorder Act 1998 places statutory duties on agencies to come together to address crime and community safety. These agencies are known as responsible authorities. The Safer Barnsley Partnership has representation from a wide range of agencies. These include responsible authorities and other agencies who contribute to community safety in Barnsley.
These are as follows:
- Barnsley Council
- South Yorkshire Police
- South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue
- NHS Barnsley Clinical Commissioning Group
- National Probation Service
- Community Rehabilitation Company
- Neighbourhood Watch
- Berneslai Homes
- Office of the Police Crime Commissioner
- Youth Offending Team
Safer Barnsley Partnership Plan priorities
The Partnership Plan (2016-2020) was produced following widespread work with key stakeholders. It sets the long-term vision, outcomes and priorities for the four year period to 2020.
The aim of the plan is to ensure that services work together to deliver against key priorities that help people feel safe and enjoy where they live and work.
The partnership plan looks at ways to create a safer and cohesive Barnsley. This includes working with local communities to tackle crime and disorder and make positive changes together.
The Safer Barnsley Partnership Board reviews its plans on an annual basis to make sure it meets local needs and can influence how community safety resources are used within the borough.