South Wales Police and Crime Commissioner

Strategic Partnerships

The Police and Crime Commissioner engages with a number of partnerships across South Wales.

Community Safety Partnerships:

Community Safety Partnerships are a statutory partnership led by the local council and the police, as well as involving the local health board, probation service and the fire authority. They have the duty to work together to reduce crime and disorder in their area.

Local Service Boards / Integrated Partnership Board:

Local Service Boards are made up of senior representatives of local public and third sector organisations who work together to ensure public services are effective and citizen focused.

Under the Welsh Government rationalisation drive, Local Service Boards have developed Single Integrated Plans for 2013-20 to set out the priorities for each area.

Safer South Wales Group:

This regional leadership group brings together senior representatives from criminal justice agencies, local authorities, fire authorities, the voluntary sector and the Welsh Government.

This group has agreed partnership priorities on which it should focus its combined skills and expertise, with improving services for victims a crucial part of its role. The group has also developed the South Wales Anti-Social Behaviour strategy and associated Anti-Social Behaviour Database.

Local Safeguarding Children Boards:

Following Lord Laming’s inquiry into the death of Victoria Climbie, the Children Act 2004 required all Local Authorities across England and Wales to set up a Local Safeguarding Children Board. The task of each Board to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people in their area.

Youth Offending Teams:

Youth Offending Teams provide services for children and young people at risk of becoming involved in, or who are in the youth justice system with the aim of preventing and reducing youth offending.