Community Safety Partnership

Reducing crime is one of the top priorities for Redbridge Council and the other organisations, which are members of the Redbridge Safer Communities Partnership.

The work of the Community Safety Partnership (CSP), directly supports the Council's Strategic Delivery Plan, by identifying priorities and agreeing approaches to keeping the borough safe. The over-arching objectives of the partnership are to:

  • Reduce crime and anti-social behaviour
  • Reduce re-offending
  • Reduce alcohol and substance misuse

The Safer Redbridge Strategy

Priorities and actions identified to achieve these over-arching objectives are set out in the Redbridge CSP - Safer Redbridge Strategy, which is reviewed annually.

The Safer Redbridge Strategy identifies key priorities, which all organisations within the partnership agree to focus their resources on, working collaboratively to maximise the effect that can be achieved by working in partnership with each other.

The priorities agreed by the Redbridge Community Safety Partnership are:

  • Safeguarding Vulnerable Victims, including: Violence Against Women and Girls (V.A.W.G.); Hate Crime; Repeat Victims; Trafficking and Modern Slavery
  • Reducing Vulnerability to Offend, including: Gangs and Serious Group Violence; Non-affiliated Street Violence; Integrated Offender Management (I.O.M.); Alcohol and Drug Offending
  • Robbery and Burglary
  • Ilford Town Centre
  • Safeguarding from Radicalisation

Safer Redbridge Strategies:

The current Safer Redbridge Strategy covers the period 2017-22. Following discussion at the Community Safety Partnership Board in March 2021, it was agreed that due to the impact of Covid-19 and the delay in the London Mayoral Elections, to extend the strategy for one year.

The Safer Redbridge Strategy will next be reviewed before April 2022, when the current strategy will end. A new strategy will be published in April 2022, following discussion at the Redbridge Community Safety Partnership Board and taking due regard of London Police and Crime Plan 2022-25 published by the Mayor's Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC).

The Redbridge Community Crime Commission:

Between October 2020 and March 2022, the Community Safety Partnership facilitated the Redbridge Community Crime Commission, an independent board of local community representatives and individuals with specialist knowledge or experience, who met to gauge the public view on crime in Redbridge, listen to invited experts and make recommendations on work that should be undertaken to improve our collective response to reducing crime.

More information on the Crime Commission, including the commissioners and subject areas investigated in depth can be found on the Crime Commission Microsite or you can view a copy of the final report below.

Redbridge Prostitution Strategy:

The aim of the Redbridge prostitution strategy 2017-23, a strategy for prevention, exit, and enforcement (pdf 170kb), is to provide a coordinated multi-agency approach to responding to and reducing prostitution in Redbridge, while providing help and support to those involved in it.

Membership and Governance of the C.S.P.

The work of the Redbridge Community Safety Partnership is managed through a multi-agency board Chaired by the Chief Executive of Redbridge Council, including the Borough Commander with responsibility for local policing and senior representatives for each of the statutory and voluntary organisations which make up the partnership.

Oversight and audit of the work of the Redbridge C.S.P. is carried out by Redbridge Council's External Scrutiny Panel and the Mayor's Office for Policing and Crime. Additionally identified priorities for the partnership are reviewed and endorsed by the London Borough Redbridge's Cabinet and Council prior to implementation.

Reports to External Scrutiny:


The Redbridge Community Safety Partnership consists of the following voluntary and statutory organisations:

  • London Borough of Redbridge (LBR)
  • Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)
  • London Fire Brigade (LFB)
  • Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)
  • The Mayor's Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC)
  • National Probation Service (NPS)
  • Community Rehabilitation Company (CRC)
  • Redbridge Council for Voluntary Services (RCVS)
  • The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS)
  • Redbridge Magistrates Court
  • Public Health England
  • Victim Support
  • Redbridge Equalities and Community Council (RECC)

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