Who is involved
There are many partners who support the work of the Safe in the City Partnership. These include those from the following types of agency:
- Police and criminal justice agencies
- Council services
- Children, young people and family services
- Fire and health services
- Community and voluntary sector
- Private sector and other agencies
How the partnership works
The Safe in the City Partnership plans and carries out its work through various groups or meetings:
- Multi-agency strategic and commissioning groups
- Multi-agency operational groups
- Consultative forums and groups
The Safe in the City Partnership Board oversees the work of the Partnership. It is chaired by the council's Chief Executive and comprises senior officers across the wide range of agencies who have a role to play in tackling crime and disorder. Because crime and disorder issues are intertwined with drug and alcohol misuse, the Board includes experts in these areas.
Linking with local people
The Community Safety Forum provides the link between the Safe in the City Partnership and the democratic process, and also facilitates consultation with local people. The Forum is chaired by the council's cabinet member for communities, equalities and public protection and its membership includes local elected councillors, representatives of 'co-opted' expert third sector organisations in the city, Local Action Teams and communities of interest. An open question time at the start of each meeting enables representatives and the public to ask questions of senior police, council and other statutory officers. The Forum meets quarterly and feeds into the council's decision making processes. Information relating to past and future meetings of the Community Safety Forum can be found on Brighton & Hove's City Council's website.