Community safety

Please read our information on how we are supporting residents and businesses, as well as information on affected services.


Community safety is all about the issues that make people unsafe, or feel unsafe, in their communities. Safer communities depend on everyone working together to find local solutions to local problems.

Safer Cornwall: Who are we and what do we do?

Community safety partnerships were established further to the 1998 Crime and Disorder Act. Safer Cornwall is Cornwall’s statutory community safety partnership.

There are six responsible authorities that make up the Partnership. We work alongside other agencies to help keep Cornwall safe.

The responsible authorities are

  • Cornwall Council,
  • Devon and Cornwall Police,
  • NHS Kernow,
  • Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service,
  • National Probation Service
  • Dorset, Devon and Cornwall Community Rehabilitation Company.

Our main duty is to deliver an effective and evidence-based strategy. This is to improve community safety and work in partnership with to achieve safe, healthy and resilient communities.

Our three year Plan targets the issues are impacting most on the safety of people in Cornwall. It focuses on the overarching outcomes that we want to achieve through working together better and how we will get there.

The Plan is updated annually. It is based on the latest evidence and consultation with:

  • partners
  • communities
  • other stakeholders

This ensures that our resources continue to be targeted in the right places to meet the needs of Cornwall’s people.

We deliver this programme of work Cornwall-wide, through:

  • our partner agencies and
  • our network of Safer Towns partnerships

For more information about Safer Cornwall and what we are doing, including what’s going on in your local area, please go to the Safer Cornwall website. https://safercornwall.co.uk/


Anti-social behaviour and nuisance

One of the biggest problems affecting communities in Cornwall is anti-social behaviour. This covers malicious, thoughtless and inconsiderate activity. These have the potential to damage community life.


Problem drinking and drug use

Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Drug and Alcohol Action Team work in association with Safer Cornwall.


DASV – Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence

For people living with domestic abuse

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