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Pan-Dorset Community Safety and Criminal Justice Board


Terms of Reference

The purpose of the Community Safety & Criminal Justice Board is to coordinate the activity of community safety and criminal justice partners at a strategic level. The priority is to reduce and prevent crime, anti-social behaviour and the fear of crime and increase confidence in the Criminal Justice System.


Key Areas of Responsibility

·      To strengthen the relationship between the three Community Safety Partnerships and the local Criminal Justice Board and formulate joint strategic approaches to shared community safety and criminal justice issues;


·      To prepare a single Partnership Strategic Assessment covering the Dorset, Poole and Bournemouth areas and prepare and implement a shared Community Safety Plan;


·      To act as a mechanism to take forward pan-Dorset projects and initiatives including overseeing the development and implementation of strategies to address domestic abuse and sexual violence and work to deliver the Prevent agenda;


·      To take forward work to reduce re-offending across the pan-Dorset area including formulating and implementing a strategy for reducing reoffending;


·      To ensure good performance against key priorities and targets;


·      To meet minimum standards of community consultation and engagement on issues of crime and disorder;


·      To ensure that an information sharing protocol is in place and that each responsible authority has a designated information sharing liaison officer to promote and facilitate information sharing;


·      To promote compliance and seek to ensure that section 17 of the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 obligations are met by the relevant authorities;


·      To act as a link to Dorset’s Police and Crime Commissioner facilitating the fulfilment of his / her statutory responsibilities in relation to Community Safety Partnerships.


·      To share good practice, explore and identify further opportunities to work together, share resources and expertise.


·      To contribute to the implementation of the both the Safeguarding Adults Board (SAB) and Local Safeguarding Children’s Board Strategies by ensuring that all work undertaken by the CSCJB demonstrates clear links with the wider safeguarding agenda.



The membership of the CSCJB will be:


Core Membership (voting)

The Borough of Poole                         2

Bournemouth Borough Council          2

Dorset County Council                       2

Dorset District and Boroughs              2

Dorset Police                                      1

Dorset Fire Authority                           1

Clinical Commissioning Group           1

Community Rehabilitation Company 1

National Probation Service                 1

Police and Crime Commissioner        1

Dorset Fire and Rescue Service        1


Regular Attendees (non-voting)

Dorset Criminal Justice Board            2

Public Health                                       1

Drug and Alcohol Action Teams         1

Youth Offending Service                    1

Voluntary and Community Sector      1

Adults Safeguarding Board                 1

Children’s Safeguarding Board           1

Civil Contingences Unit                      1