The Safer Cumbria Partnership provides a platform for the partner organisations involved, alongside the wider third sector and voluntary network, to work collaboratively to deliver a co-ordinated approach to Criminal Justice, Combatting Drugs, Serious Violence and Counter Terrorism across Cumbria. To find out more about the work of Safer Cumbria, the strategy is available to read now.
Combatting Drugs in Cumbria
In Cumbria the function of a Combating Drugs Partnership sits with the already established Safer
Cumbria Partnership, where all responsible authorities to the strategy are present along with wider
stakeholders. This provides the ideal platform for a truly joined up approach for service delivery.
This is further strengthened through the operational arm of the partnership and the Cumbria
Addictions Board which is Co-Chaired by Public Health and Cumbria Police. This group widens
stakeholder involvement even further with the inclusion of third sector partners and in particular
the significant benefits of a Lived Experienced organisation which has been invaluable to the
successful interventions we have put in place, the details of which are included later in the report.
The Cumbria Serious Violence Duty Response Strategy sets out our plans for tackling serious violence in Cumbria through a partnership approach. The strategy is in response to the Serious Violence Duty which requires the relevant authorities of Police, Local Authorities, Integrated Care Boards, Fire & Rescue Services, and the Probation Services to work together to prevent and reduce serious violence in their local areas. Under the Duty the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner has a convening roll and has worked with all responsible authorities in the production of this strategy.