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Safer Guildford Partnership Plan updated

The updated Safer Guildford Partnership Plan for 2017-2020 was approved at a recent Council meeting (Tuesday 25 July).

Cllr Graham Ellwood, Lead Councillor for Licensing and Community Safety, said: "We are fortunate that Guildford is one of the safest places to live, work and visit in the country, with low levels of recorded crime.

"However, we know that residents have concerns about community safety issues, such as anti-social behaviour, and we tackle these locally through the Safer Guildford Partnership."

James Whiteman, Chair of Safer Guildford Partnership, added: "Our updated action plan for 2017-2020 follows assessment of the past three years of partnership working and the priorities we need to focus on to continue to meet the needs of our local community."

The Safer Guildford Partnership comprises:

  • Surrey County Council

  • Surrey Fire and Rescue Service

  • Surrey Youth Services

  • Guildford and Waverley Clinical Commissioning Group

  • Surrey Police

  • National Probation Service

  • Guildford Borough Council 

The Partnership's priorities are based on both key policy areas and assessment. In summary they are:

  • To focus on threat, harm, risk and vulnerability, including:

    • serious and organised crime

    • child sexual exploitation

    • modern day slavery

    • domestic abuse

    • threat of radicalisation

    • identify and prevent potential terrorist-related activities through training awareness

    • cyber-related crime

    • supporting vulnerable victims

  • To identify and tackle anti-social behaviour hotspot locations and perpetrators.

  • To reduce re-offending.

  • To promote reassurance to our public to help make our communities stronger.

Published on Thursday 27 July.