Local multi-agency partnerships

Local multi-agency partnerships

We coordinate agencies to tackle problems identified at a local level requiring multi agency involvement, ensuring the best solutions are explored for communities in longer term prevention of antisocial behaviour, crime and disorder issues adversely affecting our neighbourhoods. 

What we do

We have four strategic community safety hubs covering the county in the North, West, South East and Central chaired by Northumberland County Council.  The hubs fall in line with the geographical boundaries of the authorities Area Committees. The new strategic community safety hubs will be divided into:
  • West
  • Central (Ashington and Morpeth joined together)
  • North
  • South East (Blyth, Bedlington and Cramlington)
The hubs deal with concerns raised through partners, including elected ward and town councillors. Through these partnerships we are able to work collaboratively to identify solutions to resolve issues where single agencies have been unable to in isolation. 

Key issues in Northumberland

  • Youth Service provision in relevant areas
  • Antisocial behaviour in play parks
  • Traveller's sites
  • Illegal or inconsiderate parking
  • Locational issues specific to environmental crime and antisocial behaviour
  • Area profiles to understand the local issues, geography, demographics to ensure the most effective solutions
  • Repeat/perennial problems
  • Crime and substance misuse trends
  • Community engagement


  • To deliver the Safer Northumberland Partnership (SNP) priorities as set by the SNP Strategy Board
  • To work in partnership to resolve problems and provide solutions – short, medium and long term, for all aspects of community safety, including: developing safer neighbourhoods, addressing community confidence and cohesion, crime, disorder, drugs, domestic abuse, alcohol and road safety
  • Respond to public concerns including appropriate reporting and representation at public forums and area committees where necessary
  • Consider problems for investigation from partner members who have attempted to address the issue without success
  • Co-ordinate and focus the work of specific project team(s) by using a common problem solving approach, utilising the scan, analyse, response, assess (SARA) model to tackle issues
  • To manage and monitor financial resources

Partners involved

  • Northumbria Police chief inspector(s)
  • Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service
  • Local authority elected members for LMAPs area
  • Representative from parish / town council
  • Local authority officers (Northumberland County Council)
    • strategic community safety
    • operational community safety
    • children’s services
    • local services area manager(s)
    • other appropriate services as deemed necessary
  • nominated officer from the youth offending service
  • nominated officer from the Community Rehabilitation Company (CRC)
  • representatives of voluntary and community sector
For futher information contact Louise Stobbart, Partnership officer at 01670 623845 or email Louise.Stobbart@northumberland.gov.uk or at Safernorthumberland@northumberland.gov.uk

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