Community Safety Partnership

The Community Safety Partnership (CSP) Board oversees activities to reduce the incidents of crime and anti-social behaviour in Newham. The Community Safety Partnership is statutory partnership and brings together partners in the council, police and probation, health and fire services.

Its aim is to:

  • Coordinate the partnership to collectively reduce crime, disorder, substance misuse, anti-social behaviour and re-offending
  • Produce a strategy every three years that sets out how the partnership intends to reduce crime, disorder, substance misuse, anti-social behaviour and re-offending
  • Make possible partnership working within Newham to improve the delivery of services and the quality of life for residents Oversee how the different agencies in Newham come together and make joint decisions on crime and disorder reduction Manage crime-related grant funding and make sure that proper accountability for performance and expenditure is in place

Newham Community Safety Partnership Strategy Plan 2022-2025

The CSP Plan and priorities have been developed from:

  • Building a Fairer Newham Corporate Delivery Plan 2022-26
  • MOPAC/Police and Crime Plan 2022-25
  • CSP’s Strategic Assessment for 2021-22

Feedback from Newham CSP partners and Newham Residents

The CSP Plan priorities:

Safety in Public Spaces

  • Newham Council recognises the pressing need to prioritise women's safety in public spaces, following high-profile cases such as the murders of Sarah Everard and Sabina Nessa in 2021. The Council, alongside the Metropolitan Police and Mayor's Office for Policing and Crime, is committed to promoting women's safety and providing reassurance to residents that they can travel, work, and socialise without fear. Hate crime in Newham has also reached a three-year high, making it the sixth-highest borough in London. The Council is dedicated to fostering a cohesive, inclusive environment that welcomes everyone, regardless of race, faith, disability, sexuality, or gender identity. Anti-social behaviour remains a challenge, negatively impacting residents' daily lives. The Council will adopt a coordinated, intelligence-led approach to tackle this issue and deliver targeted, location-based interventions.

 Violence and Victimisation

  • Domestic abuse offences in Newham have been increasing annually, with the borough consistently ranking among the top three in London. The Newham Community Safety Partnership aims to prevent violence from occurring, hold perpetrators accountable, and provide support to victims and their families. Violence against the person, which was the top offence type by volume in 2021, also remains a priority. While knife crime offences have decreased, they continue to be a concern for the Newham CSP. A public health approach will be used to address violence, seeking to understand and intervene in its root causes. The Council is also committed to tackling modern slavery and working with partner agencies to support victims, raise awareness, and take action.

Neighbourhood Crime

  • Neighbourhood crime is a significant concern in Newham, with three areas—Stratford, Upton Park, and East Ham—accounting for nearly 20% of all crime in the borough. These high street areas are hotspots for offences such as theft, violence, knife crime, domestic abuse, and hate crime. Stratford's high foot traffic and potential for increased usage, along with the ongoing cost of living crisis, make these areas susceptible to crime. Reducing re-offending is a key focus for the Community Safety Partnerships, as it is estimated that over half of all crime is committed by re-offenders. The CSP is committed to providing offenders with the support they need to break the cycle of offending through effective partnership working and cross-service collaboration. This includes addressing factors such as mental health, housing, substance misuse, alcohol dependency, and employment, which can impact offending behaviour.

Read and download our Community Safety Partnership document

Community Safety Partnership Plan 2022-25 (PDF)

The following organisations are part of the Community Safety Partnership:

The following organisations are part of the Community Safety Partnership:

  • LBN - Councillor Amar Virdee, Cabinet member for Crime and Community Safety
  • LBN - Michelle Edwards, Head of Youth Offending, Operation & Safeguarding
  • LBN - Fiona Hackland, Assistant Director Adults and Health, Commissioning, Health & Social Care LBN - Gary Connors, Assistant Director of Community Safety
  • LBN - Jamie Cooke, Corporate Director of Environment and Sustainable Transport Met Police, Newham - Det Supt Ian Bowles (Chair)
  • LFB - Borough Commander, Richard Arnold
  • Victim Support - Roshan Khanum
  • Newham Clinical Commissioning Group - Simon Reid - Interim Director of Commissioning and Performance, Newham CCG Barking & Dagenham, Havering and Newham, Division National Probation Service - Antony Rose
  • London Community Rehabilitation Company - Lucy Satchell-Day Voluntary organisations - Varies dependant of third sector elections
  • Met Police, Newham - Simon Crick, Detective Chief Superintendent, BCU Commander LBN - Geeta Subramaniam-Mooney, Newham CYPS Commissioner
  • LBN - Vik Verma, Interim Director of Education, Inclusion and Achievement LBN - Tony Lynes, Head of Housing Services
  • Safer Neighbourhood Board - Vincent M John Voluntary organisations - Paul Leslie, IAG Chair