Safer Cheshire East Partnership ( SCEP )

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Community Safety Partnerships are a statutory requirement under the Crime and Disorder Act 1998.  The Safer Cheshire East Partnership (SCEP) brings partners together including Cheshire East Council, Police, Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service, Probation Services, Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC), Health and the Voluntary Sector to provide strategic leadership to reduce crime and provide reassurance to communities that Cheshire East is a safe place to live and work. 

The Safer Cheshire East Partnership includes:

SCEP priorities

SCEP  meetings take place quarterly and partners work collaboratively to plan on how best to tackle issues of Community Safety. Data and information provided by key agencies produces a 3 Year Strategic Intelligence Assessment (SIA) which is reviewed annually to ensure a focus is provided on the priorities identified across the borough and resources are appropriately allocated to impact on outcomes ensuring Cheshire East is a safer place to live and work.

Current priorities

Following the SIA 2022-2025, the following priorities were identified, the amend the list to read as follows:-

  • Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG)
  • Exploitation of adults and children (The manipulation and exploitation of vulnerable people to gain power and control
  • (often for financial gain) Examples include, County Lines gangs and Home Invasion
  • Cybercrime
  • Serious and Organised Crime
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Knife Crime
  • Road Safety

Strategic Intelligence Assessment (SIA) - 2022-2025 (PDF, 4.22MB)

Strategic Intelligence Assessment (SIA) Executive Summary - 2022-2025 (PDF, 415KB)

Safer Cheshire East Partnership Plan 2019/21 (PDF, 3.3MB)

Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG)

Following the tragic murder of Sarah Everard, SCEP addressed ways in which conditions could be improved across the borough for women and girls feeling safe.  Working closely with the Police and the Police and Crime Commissioners Office, a multi-agency Action Plan has been established by SCEP partners including work and projects being delivered to address concerns raised by local residents and themes identified in the Cheshire Police Strategy focussed on VIAWG.  

SCEP works alongside other multi-agency partnerships

SCEP  recognise that effective partnership working across other local multi-agency networks and boards is essential.  SCEP works with other local strategic partnerships to improve outcomes for communities and make sure that local resources are used efficiently and effectively across Cheshire East. Key partner boards include:

Page last reviewed: 25 November 2022