Community Safety is about making where you visit ,live and work a safer and more appealing environment. Everyone, including you, has a role to play in making your community a safe place to live and work.
The Rhondda Cynon Taf Community Safety Partnership aims to work within your community to address your concerns and your priorities.
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The Crime and Disorder Act 1998 made it a statutory duty for the Local Authority and the Police to work in partnership to tackle crime, anti-social behaviour and substance misuse across the County Borough. Some of our other partners are:
South Wales Police Authority
Local Health Board
South Wales Fire and Rescue Service
British Transport Police
Youth Offending Team
Substance Misuse agencies
Crime Prevention Panels
We recognise that no one Agency can hope to effectively tackle crime and anti-social behaviour alone. Working in partnership allows us to combine the expertise and resources needed to meet the needs and priorities of our communities.
In order to coordinate the multi agency activity effectively the partnership has adopted an intelligence led problem solving approach. This means that it uses the information available from many sources to plan and prioritise its activities, thus ensuring timely and appropriate interventions
The Partnership has achieved a great deal of local success recently, some examples being:
Provision of a Problem Solving Forum, to target the more difficult issues through a multi discipline and agency approach.
Provision of two informative websites for Substance Misuse and Domestic Abuse that inform the public as well as the professional.
DPPO (Designated Public Place Order) established in Penrhiwceiber to tackle alcohol misuse.
Premises closure order (PCO) on a private property in Aberdare, the first in Wales to combat anti social behaviour and nuisance in relation to the tenant and associates.
Provision of a taxi marshal scheme to assist in reducing crime and disorder at the station forecourt in Pontypridd.
Using a multi agency approach, the small village of Glyncoch was used as trial scheme to see how influential a sustained multi agency operation could be; this resulted in whole scale reduction in reported anti social behaviour and criminal activities.
Future plans for the partnership include such things as:
Tackling problems within our parks.
Schemes that will enhance our ability to further reduce crime and disorder.
Expand the sphere of influence of the partnerships Problem Solving Forum.
Identify examples of best practice locally and nationally for incorporation into the day-to-day running of the partnership.
To see some of the national level advice and Guidance in relation to how both CDRP’s (Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnership’s) and CSP’s (Community Safety Partnership’s) are being advised and directed, Please click on some of the links provided below.
For anyone requiring more detail or information regarding the partnership, you can contact our offices on 01443 842767
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Crime and disorder Act 1998
To ensure that the partnership (CSP) is best equipped, capable and effectively armed to deal with crime and disorder, it has been organised to effectively coordinate, plan and address all crime and disorder issues. These departments are quite diverse in their work, such as:
Anti Social Behaviour Unit
Domestic Abuse unit
Prolific and Priority Offender coordinator
Problem Solving Forum
Community Engagement Team
Trading Standards – Licensing projects officer.
Police schools liaison officers
Hate Crime Officers
Police Licensing Team
Police community safety officer
Off road motorcycle coordinator
The departments shown above each have a core responsibility to deal with a specific agenda within the crime and disorder act, however, on many occasions they can be brought together for targeted operations such as Collaborative exercises with Youth Offending service, police, and other agencies to target Hot spot areas for Anti Social Behaviour, substance misuse and general criminal damage.
If you want to know in greater detail about the services available, please visit our website at
Is of vital importance to both our communities and the agencies that have to work in them. Planning and implementing long term solutions that effectively identify and deal with the root causes of community disruption and fracturing must be addressed and dealt with. Consulting and openly engageing with our communities will gelp to identify appropriatte, cost effective and realistic responses to community concerns. to speak to the cohesion officer please contact 01443 425675.
Licensing Projects Officer
This Trading Standards officer provides a valuable link between the Community Safety Partnership and the Trading Standards organisation. The main focus of this post is the delivery of two key themes, those being:
Validate (Proof of age scheme)
To see more about the validate scheme you can visit there web pages on the link below:
Best Bar None (Accreditation of licensed premises scheme)
To see more about Best Bar None click on the link shown below
Best Bar None
Trading Standards (official Website)
Police licensing officers
Both Police Officers and Police Staff man this section, the team takes on the responsibility for all Police orientated licensing issues, also working closely with the RCT Local Authority Licensing team.
Pub Watch is actively encouraged to all license holders within RCT, to see more about how Pubwatch works, visit the national website on the link below:
Problem Solving Team
“Delivering local solutions to local problems”
There are occasions where one or two of the partners, within the Community Safety Partnership have tried to deal with an issue within their own resources but these actions have had little or no success on reducing the problem. In many cases it may well be that the problem being dealt with is only part of a greater problem in the area.
If this occurs the matter is referred to the Problem Solving Team. Members of the team will then seek information from the various partners; i.e. records of incidents recorded by the police or CCTV as well as problems reported to Street care [litter; drug paraphernalia; graffiti] Housing Associations etc.; and engage with the community to assess the actual and perceived levels of crime and disorder in the area.
A report is then compiled and reported to a forum made up from representatives of the various partners [South Wales Police, Departments of the Authority, British Transport Police, Housing Associations and other organisations that assist in dealing with crime and disorder]
The Forum meets monthly and each problem reported to the Forum is discussed in depth. [Due to the confidential nature of the information being discussed the meetings are only open to representatives of the partners]
The forum discuss various solutions to each problem and prioritise their resources to the most urgent matters first and each issue is discussed at subsequent meetings until the problem has been resolved or is of a low level that it can be dealt with during the day-to-day business of the partners.
Intelligence Analysis and profiling
'The partnership analyst plays an important role in assisting the Community Safety Partnership in achieving the six key hallmarks of effective partnership working which have been identified by the Home Office.
The CSP analyst is responsible for implementing Intelligence Led Business Processes into the every day working practices of the partnership.
This involves providing analysis of crime of disorder problems so that the partnership understands fully what the priorities are which are facing it.
This helps ensure that resources can be put in the right places and where they are most needed.
The analyst looks at datasets provided by a whole host of partner agencies in addition to the police to assist in gaining a more holistic picture of the true extent of crime and disorder and also to assist in developing an understanding of why crime and disorder problems are occurring. Analysis is also carried out to evaluate whether initiatives and interventions which have been put in place to tackle crime and disorder problems are working effectively to ensure value for money'.
UK Statistic Authority
Office of national statistics
Home Office – Internet statistics site
Community Engagement Officers
The Community Safety Partnership employs a number of Community Engagement Officers who Provide a valuable link between the partnership and our communities in the provision and delivery of crime prevention and reassurance initiatives that target such issues as:
• Bogus Callers
• Distraction Burglary
• Home Security
• Personal Safety
• Encourage the setting up of community groups such as Neighbourhood Watch or Home Watch.
For an informal chat or more information about these initiatives please either view the link below or contact us using the details below::
Tel: 01443 425674 or 01443 425673.
Front Line Support Officers
FLSO’s (Front Line Support Officer) support the Neighbourhood Policing Teams (NPT’s) and their respective area inspectors in fulfilling the community engagement role. FLSO’s attend area PACT (Partnerships and Communities Together) meetings in order to be aware of what the community are reporting, also to ensure that the South Wales Police OURBOBBY website is accurately updated and maintained.
FLSO’s are responsible for establishing links with local councillors, Local Authority departments, Community safety departments, Problem Solving Forum, Community Groups and all voluntary groups.
The FLSO is a key player in ensuring your neighbourhood is a safer and better place to live, work and visit.
For more details of what the priorities are in your ward for the Neighbourhood Policing Teams, visit the South Wales Police, OURBOBBY website. This website lists every ward and the ward officer allocated to it, as well as the priorities being undertaken on a monthly basis:
For more information on how this role works within your area or community please view some of sites listed below. Alternatively you can contact our partnership offices:
Tel: 01443 425655
South Wales Police (official website)
School Community Police Officers
There are a number of dedicated South Wales Police officers who are qualified to teach and deliver a comprehensive package that concentrates on good citizenship. This programme covers such issues including, bullying, Substance misuse, Anti social behaviour to name just a few.
This programme is a national strategy which is being delivered throughout the South Wales Police Authority area.
For more information about the School Community Police Officers and what they do, contact the Partnership offices on 01443 425655.
For more information contact our partnership offices on:
Tel: 01443 425655