The North Devon and Torridge Community Safety Partnerships (CSPs) operate under a single board which encourages a seamless multi-agency approach to localised issues across Northern Devon and a robust working relationship with other statutory and non-statutory agencies in the community.

North Devon and Torridge CSPs consist of numerous partners that each play an active role in setting the agenda and contributing to our evidence-based priorities – each of which is given below.


The priorities for North Devon and Torridge Community Safety Partnerships are: 

Priority one: protecting the vulnerable

The broadest of our priorities focuses on crimes that often affect the most vulnerable in our society, for example: child sexual exploitation, modern slavery, radicalisation and substance misuse. With each we are fundamentally concerned with the impact on our communities.

Priority two: domestic abuse and sexual violence

A multi-agency approach to domestic abuse and sexual violence allows the victim to be at the heart of all that we do. We work closely with the Devon-wide commissioned service – the LEESAR Partnership – and coordinate with the Northern Devon Sexual and Domestic Violence Forum and other local partners to improve and enhance local support and awareness of this issue.

Priority three: substance misuse

Utilising a partnership approach to identify, support and tackle alcohol and drug-related issues within our communities. We work with specialist drug and alcohol services (both commissioned and voluntary) which in turn work with both service users and their families in a range of ways to reduce harm and support recovery.

Priority four: emerging threats

To allow the CSPs to respond quickly and effectively to new concerns we review emerging issues in our communities and, where necessary, will set up a specialist group from within our partners to work on a specific problem. Any of our partners can bring matters to the board for consideration and action.


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Members of the Partnership include:


  • North Devon District Council
  • Torridge District Council
  • Devon & Cornwall Police
  • Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service
  • Devon Partnership NHS Trust
  • Public Health Devon
  • Dorset, Devon & Cornwall Community Rehabilitation Company
  • The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Devon & Cornwall
  • LEESAR Partnership
  • Together Drug and Alcohol Service
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