About the partnership

The Rugby Community Safety Partnership is a powerful alliance drawn from statutory and voluntary agencies together with representatives from business and community groups. Our partners are:

We work together to create a safe Rugby by tackling crime, alcohol, drugs, anti-social behaviour and their impact. By working together we have developed cost effective, sustainable solutions to local concerns, and seek to further improve confidence and build stronger communities.

The Board’s responsibility is to select the priorities for the Partnership to focus on, and, to monitor performance against targets. The selection of priorities is based on an annual statutory “Strategic Assessment” from which an annual operational plan is developed, costed and implemented.

Partnership structure

The following diagram describes our partnership structure.

The Rugby Community Safety Partnership structure



What we do

We want you to feel safe in your neighbourhood

How will we do this:

  • We will keep you informed about our work in your neighbourhood and where appropriate give you chances to be involved.
  • We will work with and support vulnerable young people and help them sort out any conflicts they have.

We want to make sure you are not harmed by crime, alcohol or drugs

How will we do this:

  • We will work with all of the appropriate agencies to support those who misuse alcohol or
  • We will support the street pastors helping to reduce alcohol-related violence in the town
  • We will work with the Licensing trade to reduce late night town centre
  • We will ensure that any drug related litter is removed quickly and
  • We will pursue drug dealers relentlessly by working with local, regional and national partners

We want people to be law-abiding and to stop offenders from committing further crimes

How will we do this:

  • We will continue to provide specialist support to help prevent people from offending again
  • We will get more treatment for offenders to reduce alcohol and drug fuelled crime
  • We will take Community Payback into more areas of Rugby giving offenders a chance to “pay back” by doing work in local neighbourhoods.

We want to reduce crime and ASB

How will we do this:

  • We will work with specialist Domestic Abuse workers to support victims of domestic violence, and, try and change the behaviour of those committing it
  • We will use CCTV cameras and our Community Safety Wardens to reduce acquisitive crime
  • We will help victims of ASB by making it clear what support they can expect from us

We want to create positive futures for young people in Rugby

How will we do this:

  • We will work with schools and young people on programmes to stop bullying
  • We will continue to work with vulnerable young people especially those who are excluded from school or in danger of becoming involved in gangs
  • We will work closely with staff delivering the Priority Families programme

Violent crime

What we do:

  • We provide a medium risk domestic violence project that supports more than 100 victims each year
  • We provide a domestic violence awareness presence in all of our children/family centres
  • We are developing a domestic violence Champions Network to enhance the ability of partner agencies to be more effective for victims
  • We have a multi-agency licensing and enforcement group to monitor the levels of alcohol fuelled town centre violence
  • We have equipped the police with the latest generation of hand held metal detectors and two knife arches
  • We have supplied Alcometers to the town centre pubs and clubs using registered door staff to remove conflict when they refuse access to those already drunk
  • We conduct multi-agency licensing
  • We conduct alcohol test purchases
  • We use a rigorous offender management regime for appropriate
  • We operate an alcohol arrest referral scheme
  • We support the Street Pastor scheme

Domestic burglary

What we do:

  • Safer Neighbourhood Policing teams have close links to their communities
  • We support and encourage the growth of Neighbourhood Watch schemes
  • We pro-actively and re-actively conduct regular crime prevention presentations in our communities
  • We distribute Smart Water and other crime prevention products
  • All of our partners utilise a range of technical and forensic opportunities available to them
  • We operate a robust “Harm” based offender management scheme and use the latest “tagging” devices that are available
  • We can quickly alert residents to local concerns by the use of our mobile Bluetooth messaging equipment
  • We have a Rural crime office to support and re-assure people living in our villages and a rural CCTV system is in operation. We are also developing a “supported villages” project in our rural areas

Reducing reoffending

What we do:

  • We work closely with the Police to target those people who commit the most offences and pose the highest risk of harm in Rugby to break the cycle of re-offending
  • Futures Unlocked have since 2013 operated a “Through the Gate” mentoring scheme to support offenders leaving prison to deal with the recognised pathways which contribute to re-offending
  • We provide intensive support for vulnerable young people on the edge of offending (truancy, school exclusion,NEETS)
  • We provide a personally challenging support programme for young people on the edge of, or wanting to leave the local gang scene
  • We continue to increase the number of people recovering from drug and alcohol misuse which is often a “driver” to commit crime.

Anti-social behaviour

What we do:

Anti-social behaviour includes – litter, fly-tipping, street drinking, nuisance neighbours, noise, abandoned vehicles and threatening behaviour, to name but a few issues.

  • Rugby Borough Council co-ordinates the work on these issues and complaints. The ASB Co-ordinator and the Community Safety Wardens take the lead, supported by other agencies
  • We take different actions against people who commit anti-social behaviour including the use of Parenting Orders, Anti-Social Behaviour Orders, Community Protection Notices, Public Space Protection Orders and closure powers
  • We robustly conduct Anti-social Behaviour Case Reviews
  • The Community Safety Partnership focus on ASB is “personal ASB” – where victims are specifically targeted. These victims are particularly vulnerable and a multi-agency case management group manages these incidents
  • Individual vulnerability is “scored” by the victim and our aim is to reduce the vulnerability of every victim we support.

Road safety

What we do:

Roads are essential to our everyday lives. We all use them in some way, by driving, riding, walking or travelling as a passenger, and we depend on them to obtain goods and services.

Unfortunately, this comes at a price, which includes people being killed and seriously injured. However, road deaths and injuries are not inevitable and in response to local concerns we have three specific initiatives to try to reduce the frequent causes of accidents:-

  • Excessive speed
  • Unroadworthy vehicles
  • Careless cyclists
  • Community Speed Watch enables police trained residents to work within their communities to raise awareness of the dangers of speed and help to control the problem locally
  • Bikeability training gives children the confidence to cycle safely. It teaches essential skills and raises greater awareness of dangers on the road. Training is delivered by our Community Safety Wardens
  • Police partners use ANPR technology to target uninsured vehicles, and often they are not road worthy. We will also support national campaigns to reduce the use of mobile phones whilst driving, and, staff will deliver child seat belt safety checks.

Domestic homicide reviews

What we do:

The requirement for Community Safety Partnerships to arrange and conduct these reviews became statutory on 13 April 2011.

A Domestic Homicide Review (DHR) means a review of the circumstances in which the death of a person aged 16 or over, has or appears to have resulted from violence, abuse or neglect by:

(a)    A person to whom he/she was related or with whom he/she had been in an intimate personal relationship, or

(b)    A member of the same household as her/himself

When a domestic homicide occurs the police are required to notify us in writing. Within one month of that notification the Chair of the Community Safety Partnership, in conjunction with local partners, has responsibility for initiating a DHR.

The purpose of the review is to determine whether an organisation’s response could have been improved. Reviews do not seek to lay blame but looks for lessons learned.

DHR’s do not replace but exist in addition to any inquest or other form of enquiry into the homicide.

The focus is totally on “lessons learned” and shared with partner agencies with a view to preventing future homicides and violence.

Progress is overseen by a Home Office Quality Assurance Panel who insist that the action plans are implemented and evaluated and audit trails developed to evidence compliance.

News and contacts

  • We are a very performance focused partnership
  • Crime levels are monitored on a daily basis
  • Partners review trends and agree re-active interventions on a weekly basis
  • The Priority Action Group leads examine the level of implementation of our comprehensive action plans monthly
  • Performance is closely scrutinised by the Board and the CSP every quarter
  • We evaluate and apply cost benefit techniques to our initiatives.

For every £1 we spend we save:-

  • £10.54 on gang and youth violence
  • £25.25 on domestic burglary
  • £19.68 on vehicle crime
  • £14.02 on reducing re-offending

Between 2011 – 2015 the total social and economic costs of crime savings achieved was £1.7 million.