The Safer St Helens Community Safety Partnership
St Helens CSP is made up of representatives from Merseyside
Police, St Helens Council, Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service,
Merseyside Probation Trust and Health services (the 'responsible
The 'responsible authorities' are required to work together to
develop and implement strategies to protect our local communities
from crime and to help people feel safe. They develop local
approaches to deal with issues including anti-social behaviour,
drug or alcohol abuse, burglary, vehicle theft, domestic violence
and re-offending. In doing so, they work in partnership with a
range of other local public, private, community and voluntary
groups and with the wider community. The CSP is required to prepare
a delivery plan informed by an annual joint strategic assessment
and public consultation process.
The 'responsible authorities' also work in partnership with the
following non-statutory organisations.
- St Helens Chamber of Commerce
- Crown Prosecution Service
- Your Housing Group
- Riverside Housing
- Halton and St Helens VCA
- British Transport Police
- Merseyside Police and Crime Commissioner
Merseyside Police and
Although not a 'responsible authority' under the Crime and
Disorder Act 1998, the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) has an
important statutory role in relation to the CSP.
Section 10 of the Police and Social Responsibility Act 2011
provides a reciprocal statutory duty for PCC's and 'responsible
authorities' to co-operate with each other and have regard to each
others priorities for the purposes of reducing crime and disorder,
reducing re-offending and reducing substance misuse.
PCC's also have a monitoring function and where a CSP is not
carrying out its duties effectively and efficiently the PCC can
request a review. Any such request must be reasonable and
proportionate. Regulations can be used to confer further functions
on PCC's to allow the PCC's to call representatives of CSP's
together to discuss strategic priorities.