Have YOUR Say on Community Safety…
A pilot community safety initiative will be coming soon near you!
Pilot community safety initiative coming to you!
The Local Community Safety Partnership is a new government initiative which will bring together statutory services, the voluntary and community sector, local councillors and community members to work together to identify and tackle community safety issues locally. A new Local Community Safety Partnership will be piloted first in the North Inner City Local Electoral Area. This pilot is supported by the Department of Justice, the Department of the Taoiseach, Dublin City Council, and the NEIC initiative.
Community safety is a broad concept that goes beyond just policing and crime. It’s about people being and feeling safe in their communities, and it includes everything from visible Gardaí to safe places for children to play. Community safety needs a multi-agency approach, where services work together to deliver on the needs of individual communities. We also need the community, those who live and work there, to be a part of this. We think your organisation can play an important role. We need your help to identify priorities, devise and implement solutions either as part of the Local Community Safety Partnership or the wider community network.
How will this work?
The Local Community Safety Partnership will give the community a stronger voice in identifying and tackling the issues that individuals, families, young people, business owners and all members of the community face. Representatives of the community will make up 51% of the members of the Local Community Safety Partnership, meaning community voices will be the majority.
The Local Community Safety Partnership will work with the community to identify local priorities and use these to develop a local community safety plan that will be delivered in a collaborative fashion by all stakeholders.
What else do I need to know about this initiative?
- The Local Community Safety Partnership will be set up in the Dublin North Inner City Local Electoral Area in early 2021
- The Local Community Safety Partnership will bring together residents, community representatives, business interests, councillors, the voluntary sector, local authorities and state services such as An Garda Síochána, Tusla and the HSE to devise and implement the Local Community Safety Plan
- The partnership will have an independent chairperson
- The Pilot project overall will run for 24 months
How can my organisation learn more or get involved?
As a first step, we will be delivering a community-wide online consultation session in the New Year (date TBC) for all interested parties.
By February 2021, we would like to have the Local Community Safety Partnership set up with a diverse group of members from the communities in the North Inner City, ready to tackle community safety!
Keep an eye out in the following weeks for details on how you can get involved! For all enquiries please contact: [email protected]. In the meantime stay safe.