Community Safety

Our community safety team works in partnership with Thames Valley Police, South Oxfordshire District Council and other agencies to help build confident and safer communities in the Vale of White Horse and South Oxfordshire districts. Working together to reduce crime, disorder and the fear of crime, these agencies are collectively known as the South and Vale Community Safety Partnership (CSP). 

South and Vale Community Safety Partnership (CSP)

The CSP aims to deliver projects that will help to:

  • cut crimes that are of most concern to the public and to protect the most vulnerable members of our communities
  • protect the visible presence of the police and partners to cut crime and the fear of crime and to reassure communities
  • protect the public from harm arising from serious organised crime
  • communicate and engage with the public in order to cut crime and the fear of crime and build trust and confidence with our communities
  • work with criminal justice partners to reduce crime and support victims and witnesses

The Partnership has updated its plan for 2015-16 which sets out all of the projects it will be delivering during the year (see downloads section of this page).

Community Safety Partnership members

The South and Vale Community Safety Partnership is made up of representatives from the following organisations:

  • Oxfordshire County Council
  • Public Health
  • Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service
  • NHS Oxfordshire
  • South Oxfordshire District Council
  • Soha
  • Sovereign Vale Housing
  • Thames Valley Police
  • Thames Valley Probation Service
  • Vale of White Horse District Council.

Community safety projects

The CSP have enabled many different projects that help support their plan. These are run together with outside organisations and the community. Details about what we've supported and delivered in the past twelve months are outlined in the updated CSP Plan.

Community safety working group

The CSP is a strategic group however the working group for the partnership is the Joint Agency Tasking and Co-ordination (JATAC) group. JATAC brings together a wide range of agencies working in South and Vale to tackle community safety problems that can’t be resolved locally due to their complexity, scale etc. This is done through a monthly meeting attended by organisations including the police, Fire and Rescue, the district council, Environment Agency and housing associations.

Information is shared and actions are agreed to jointly tackle the issues brought forward by attendees. There is also a small amount of funding available to help deliver the actions.

For more information about the South and Vale Community Safety Partnership or JATAC, please contact us.

Last reviewed: 16 - 08 - 2017

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