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Community Safety Partnership

The Swale Community Safety Partnership (CSP) includes Swale Borough Council and:

  • Kent Police
  • Kent County Council
  • health and probation services
  • local housing associations including Southern Housing

The partnership focuses on tackling crime and anti-social behaviour as well as keeping vulnerable residents safe.

The Community Safety Plan is a report detailing how the CSP will make Swale a safer place. It is revised on an annual basis.

Swale Vulnerability Panel

The CSP has formed a group called the Swale Vulnerability Panel, which includes us, mental health services, Police, charities and voluntary agencies. It offers support to vulnerable adults with an aim to prevent them being isolated, experiencing mental health issues or becoming a victim of crime and anti-social behaviour.

The group aims to:

  • develop and support vulnerable people in Swale
  • raise awareness of types of vulnerabilities to both partner agencies and communities, to better identify and support vulnerable members of the community;
  • increase understanding of the services available by both statutory and voluntary organisations to support vulnerable people

The group will focus on vulnerable individuals who:

  • are over the age of 18
  • have been, or felt likely to become, a victim of crime or anti-social behaviour
  • are isolated
  • have a diagnosed, or felt undiagnosed, mental health condition
  • meet the threshold for statutory services, but need additional support
  • don’t meet the threshold for statutory services like housing support or social care

Group members

The CSP's Swale Vulnerability Panel includes:

  • Swale Borough Council’s Community Safety Unit
  • Kent Police
  • Kent County Council's wardens
  • Kent County Council's Adult Social Services
  • Housing Associations including Southern Housing, Moat and Hyde
  • Kent Fire and Rescue Service
  • Community Mental Health team
  • clinical commissioning groups
  • Voluntary and Community Sector organisations may be invited to attend for individual discussions where their organisation would be able to offer support.

For more information, including how what to do if you think a child or vulnerable person is in danger, you can visit our Children and Vulnerable Adults page.

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