Local community safety partnership: The Safer Buckinghamshire Board

The Safer Buckinghamshire Board is a local Community Safety Partnership formed under the Crime & Disorder Act 1998. It brings together experts from the police, fire service, probation, health and social care services.

The purpose of the Safer Buckinghamshire Board is to develop and implement an action plan to reduce crime, so that Buckinghamshire continues as one the safest places to live, work and do business.

Who's on the board

The members of the Safer Buckinghamshire Board are:

● Buckinghamshire Council

● Thames Valley Police

● Buckinghamshire & Milton Keynes Fire and Rescue Service

● Buckinghamshire Clinical Commissioning Group

● National Probation Service – Buckinghamshire & Oxfordshire

● Thames Valley Community Rehabilitation Company

● Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner

The Board also works closely with other organisations including community and voluntary groups and local businesses, helping them to support the work of the Safer Buckinghamshire Partnership.

Our plan to reduce crime

The Safer Buckinghamshire Board has set out a plan, called the Safer Buckinghamshire Plan, to reduce crime and disorder and protect vulnerable people in Buckinghamshire.

The plan identified five priorities, which are:

  1. Helping communities to become more resilient: we’ll target support to those communities experiencing greater levels of crime and anti-social behaviour.
  2. Protecting vulnerable adults and children: we’ll work with them to reduce their chances of experiencing or committing serious crime, especially violent crime, or being exploited.
  3. Addressing the impact of drugs, alcohol and poor mental health: we’ll work to reduce levels of crime and harm linked to these factors.
  4. Tackling domestic violence and abuse: we’ll focus on early intervention and improving services for victims.
  5. Dealing with offending: we’ll act as early as possible to prevent first time offending and will bring offenders to justice and work hard to stop re-offending.

We’ll look at the impact of COVID-19 across these priorities and take steps to reduce its impact on crime and the causes of crime.

The priorities will be reviewed every year and in consultation with residents.

We’ll continue to focus on the crimes with the highest risk of harm and learn from local and national experience, following examples of best practice.