Crime & Disorder Act Review
The Government has released its findings from the review of the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 partnership provisions.
Announced as part of the police reform White Paper Building Communities, Beating Crime in November 2004, the review was conducted jointly by the representative bodies of all the agencies with responsible authority status on Community Safety Partnerships (CSPs), and included input via regional workshops from well over 400 practitioners and other stakeholders. Representatives of other key central Government departments were also involved.
The partnership landscape has changed substantially since CSPs were first created in 1998 and this, coupled with the introduction of Local Area Agreements and the changing role of local government, presents new challenges for CSPs. The review, therefore, will help ensure all CSPs are in a good position to adapt to a changing delivery landscape and take on any new challenges.
In July 2010 the Government outlined its proposals for Police reform in the consultation document 'Policing in the 21st Century, Reconnecting the Police and the People'. Within the document the Government set out its commitment to improving the partnership between the Police and the public and to help partners work together to solve local issues.
A consultation exercise is currently being undertaken around the proposal to reduce the regulations which prescribe the way Community Safety Partnerships operate. The Government are seeking views on their proposals for repealing/retaining certain regulations from Local Authorities across England.
The outcome of the consultation is due to be published by the end of 2010 and the results will be published on this page when available.