SWP Strategic Priorities

The Community Safety and Harm Reduction Strategy 2017-2020 details three overarching key priorities which the partnership will deliver against over the life of the strategy.

The priorities were informed using a range of information, including crime data, strategic assessments, thematic trends and information from key partners and the community to build a well-informed picture of the issues which the city continues to face.

The three overarching priorities are:



Reducing Victimisation

Each year a strategic assessment is completed to highlight current trends and any new or emerging trends, this coupled with local knowledge informs the priority deliver areas for each year.

Delivery priorities for 2018 -2019 are:

Reducing Re-Offending

Implement a Black Country wide Reducing Re-offending strategy in partnership with key stakeholders.

Improve recovery rates for offenders and those at risk
of offending who have substance misuse problems.

Improve city image and business confidence by tackling aggressive begging and rough sleeping.

Address drug dealing amongst individuals, with a particular focus on New Psychoactive Substances (NPS) in order to reduce substance-related offending.

Identify young people at risk of offending to support them at an early stage, and provide interventions to address their attitudes and behaviours whilst considering a ‘whole family’ approach.

Reduce volume crime with particular focus on vehicle crime, burglary, shoplifting and domestic abuse.

Violence Prevention

Develop interventions to deter young people from committing violent acts.

Provide early interventions to deter young people from carrying bladed weapons.

Provide critical call out mediation services to reduce tensions and escalation of violence.

Deliver a risk based model of DA perpetrator programmes inside and outside of the CJS.

Apply available legislative tools and powers to increase the effective management of offenders.

Reducing Victimisation

Engage with identified communities to break the cycle of cultural acceptance of domestic related abuse and vulnerability.

Build confidence within communities subjected to hate crime to increase reporting and strengthen cohesion.

Work with partners to strengthen and integrate the collective response to domestic abuse.

Increase understanding of modern slavery and build confidence of victims to report issues and access support.

Targeted engagement with businesses to reduce the risk of business victimisation.

For more information, you can read the full strategy document here