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Community Safety Partnership

The Forest of Dean Community Safety Partnership is a multi-agency group aiming to enhance the quality of life by working in partnership with the community to reduce crime, anti-social behaviour and the fear of crime within the Forest of Dean.

For information on member organisations, purpose and accountability see: 

The Community Safety Partnership annually reviews local priorities and produces an action plan.

CSP priorities are:

  • Hate crime
  • Domestic abuse
  • ASB
  • Road safety
  • Drugs and alcohol misuse/support
  • Supporting serious violence duty

Community Safety Partnership membership

The statutory members are:

  • Forest of Dean District Council (Duty to co-operate with Partners)
  • Gloucestershire Police
  • Gloucestershire Fire & Rescue Service
  • National Probation Service
  • Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group
  • Trading Standards

Non statutory members include:

  • A representative from the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner
  • 2 Rivers Housing (also representing other housing associations operating in the Forest through the Safer Estates group)
  • Neighbourhood and Rural Watch
  • CGL
  • Forestry England
  • Restorative Gloucestershire
  • Victim Support
  • Citizens Advice Bureau
  • CCP
  • Representatives from the sub groups including Safer Estates, and DASV forum
  • Other partners may be invited to meetings to discuss specific issues, where they arise.

Other partners may be invited to meetings to discuss specific issues, where they arise.

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Domestic Homicide Reviews (DHR)

Under section 9 of the Domestic Violence, Crime and Adults Act (2004) the Forest of Dean Community Safety Partnership has a statutory responsibility to conduct a review around the circumstances in which the death of a person aged 16 or over has (or appears to have) resulted from violence, neglect or abuse by:

  • a person whom he/she was related or had been in an intimate personal relationship, or
  • a member of the same household

DHR statutory guidance also requires cases of suspected suicide to be reviewed where there are concerns raised regarding domestic abuse.

The CSP conducts a review in line with guidance published by the Home Office.

The purpose of DHRs are not:

  • To inquire into how someone died or who is to blame. They are not part of any disciplinary process. They do not replace, but will be in addition to, an inquest or any other form of inquiry into the homicide.

The purpose of DHRs are:

  • To establish what lessons are to be learned from the domestic homicide regarding the way in which local professionals and organisations work individually and together to safeguard victims;
  • To identify clearly what those lessons are both within and between agencies, how and within what timescales they will be acted on, and what is expected to change as a result;
  • To apply those lessons to service responses including changes to policies and procedures as appropriate; and
  • To prevent domestic violence homicide and improve service responses for all domestic violence victims and their children through improved intra- and inter-agency working

Publication of Homicide Review Reports

The aim in publishing these reviews is to restore public confidence and improve transparency of the processes in place, across all agencies, to protect victims.

Following the completion of a Domestic Homicide Review and approval from the Home Office Quality Assurance Panel; Forest of Dean Community Safety Partnership are required to publish relevant documents in an anonymised form.

Domestic Homicide Review into the death of Ms A 2021