Norwich City Council is part of Norfolk’s Countywide Community Safety Partnership (NCCSP) which is made up of all Norfolk district councils, Norfolk County Council, Police, the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Norfolk along with others, who are committed to working in partnership with victims and communities to tackle crime, antisocial behaviour and community safety.
Using this approach the NCCSP Plan (2021-2024), which sits on the Police & Crime Commissioner website, has determined key priorities where a multi-agency response is required as the issues are complex and require collaboration to make an impact:
- Criminal exploitation The use of power imbalances for coercion, control, manipulation or deception of adults, young people and children to take part in criminal activity for the purpose of criminal gains.
- Domestic abuse and sexual violence Domestic abuse and sexual violence affects tens of thousands of people every year in Norfolk.
- Preventing extremism and radicalisation What is Prevent? Prevent is part of the UK’s counter-terrorism strategy referred to as The Contest framework, which consists of the four ‘P’ work strands:
- Prevent: to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism
- Pursue: to stop terrorist attacks
- Protect: to strengthen our protection against a terrorist attack
- Prepare: to mitigate the impact of a terrorist attack
- Fraud Fraud affects thousands of people across Norfolk and leads to losses of over £16 million each year
- Hate crime Hate crimes are crimes perceived to have been motivated by prejudice or hostility toward a victim’s characteristic.
- Neighbourhood crime and ASB Responding to and tackling neighbourhood crime and anti-social behaviour (ASB) is a key priority for Norfolk’s County Community Safety Partnership.
- Serious violence The Home Office serious violence strategy defines serious violence as specific types of crime such as homicide, knife crime, gun crime and areas of criminality where serious violence or its threat is inherent, such as in gangs and county lines drug dealing.
See more about the Community Safety Partnership and the NCCSP plan on Police & Crime Commissioner website.
Things Need to Change
A thought-provoking video campaign, highlighting how anyone can be affected by different types of domestic abuse. This was launched in February 2019.
Launched in November 2020, the HEAR campaign calls on any employers in Norfolk to break the silence around domestic abuse and provide support to their staff on this important issue.
Norwich City Football club and the UEA are just two of the organisations that have signed up the campaign to say #NoToDomesticAbuse.