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Consultation on making County Durham a safer place

We asked for your views on how we intend to keep County Durham a safe place to live, work and visit.


We are responsible for working together with organisations such as the police, fire and rescue service and NHS to help to improve safety and reduce crime, disorder, anti-social behaviour and substance misuse in the county. The Safe Durham Partnership Plan 2021-25 sets out what things we're going to focus on to make the county safe.

We are aware that a lot can change even in a year - the plan has been monitored so any updates can reflect changes on a local level, in laws and national policies, the economy and emerging threats. We have listened to what you told us in the previous 2019 consultation, and also during the consultation for the new County Durham Vision, to help review the plan.

Safe Durham Partnership Plan

Covering the next four years, it allows enough time for the things we bring in to start to make a difference. Our priorities are:

  • promote being safe and feeling safe in the community
  • support victims and protect vulnerable people from harm
  • prevent counter terrorism, radicalisation and violent extremism
  • reduce re-offending
  • alcohol and substance misuse reduction
  • tackle and prevent cyber enabled crime

Icon for pdf Draft Safe Durham Partnership Plan for 2021-2025 (PDF, 521.9kb)

Icon for pdf Draft Safe Durham Partnership Plan for 2021-2025 - easy read version (PDF, 204.3kb)

Have your say

The deadline for comments was 5.00pm on Sunday 21 February 2021.

Thank you to everyone who took park in this consultation. We received 55 responses to the public consultation with 76% of respondents agreeing with the plan and between 81 and 100% of respondents agreeing with each of the separate six priorities. View the results in the Icon for pdf Consultation report for Safe Durham Partnership Plan 2021-2025 (PDF, 149.5kb) .

What happens next

Your recommendations will be used to update the Plan, which will then be approved by the Safe Durham Partnership on 10 March 2021 and to Cabinet for final approval in June 2021.

Contact us
County Durham Partnership
03000 263 593
Our address is:
  • County Hall
  • Durham
  • County Durham
  • United Kingdom
  • DH1 5UF