The Safer Croydon Partnership covers community safety. It acts as the statutory Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnership (CDRP) for Croydon, as stipulated by the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 (reviewed in 2009 and effective of April 2010).

Safer Croydon Partnership is responsible for community safety as follows:

  • Strategic support for all partners to ensure Croydon’s communities become more involved in public service delivery and design re community safety; including the co-ordination and sign off of the Annual Croydon Strategic Assessment.
  • Commissioning the Community Safety Team / Safer Croydon Partnership Unit to undertake specific work to achieve the strategic objectives of the Community Engagement and Communications Performance Delivery Group
  • Acting as the Partnership Body with strategic oversight of Community Cohesion and ‘Prevent’ (preventing violent extremism) Delivery Plans to ensure activity is being undertaken and that resources are available to deliver this agenda across Croydon.
  • Identifying and responding to emerging threats outside of organisational boundaries

The Partnership has recently restructured to include five strategic Programme Boards with voluntary and community sector representation. Each Programme Board, or Sub Group, is expected to have an evidence-based action plan and to monitor progress against actions identified, as well as a scrutinising and monitoring role, and will report to the main Board. The five programme boards cover:

  1. Anti-Social Behaviour and Environmental Crime
  2. Confidence & Community Engagement
  3. Domestic and Sexual Violence
  4. Offender Management
  5. Youth Crime & Safety

Meet the elected Board Members for the Safer Croydon Partnership Sub Groups 2018-20. Click on any of the tabs below to view each individual.

 

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"Croydon Community Mediation assists in the resolution of conflict situations arising between neighbours resident within the Borough of Croydon, and provides training in conflict resolution for the purpose of alleviating distress created by conflict."

Email - Pam Flouch
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"I have a decade of management experience in providing community services for young people, in Croydon and the surrounding areas. Since 2007 I have provided weekly dance classes and holiday camps in Croydon and since 2014 I have been an Extended Services Manager in a Croydon school, developing all of the schools' extended services such as the Breakfast Club, After School Club and Holiday provision.

 

I have a strong community network through sport/arts and cultural activities, currently working with 6 Croydon Schools. My career within the community as a teacher has led to many different routes within youth services and has enabled me to have a positive impact on youth services, understanding what is required to establish, manage and maintain high-level governance within youth services, in order to provide the best possible service for the whole community. My day-to-day role requires me to assess sport/play services in the education and the care sector, providing feedback and guidance on legal requirements.

 

I have experience in multi-agency networking, bringing organisations together and I understand the importance of having good communication amongst different organisations and how to do this effectively."

Email - Hayley Rea
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"I have been working in domestic abuse sector for over 10 years and I am passionate and committed to help survivors of domestic abuse. I am currently the Director of Operations at Bromley & Croydon Women's Aid, a voluntary organisation that has worked for over 40 years to tackle domestic abuse in the local community.

 

I strongly believe survivors' voices need to be heard and feel that acting as an advocate in this forum would be a great opportunity for the voluntary sector to be represented. Bromley & Croydon WA understand the importance that the voluntary sector plays in developing long-term and effective domestic abuse services, which are truly tailored to survivors' needs."

Email - Lucy Pleass
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"I run a social enterprise called Get Me to Work, and have lived in the Croydon borough all of my life. I have been working voluntarily with young people aged between 18- 24 for the last 3 years, providing them with job training and employment via my network. I have been working with colleges, training providers and young offending centres to bring together a network which brings learning and employment to a vast segment of the young adults living in Croydon who are offenders or re-offenders. The benefits for the young people are financial and mental as the stress of having to provide is greatly decreased, this will lead to that individual changing their ways and moving away from crime.

 

I feel able to bring my knowledge to the board and, through the process of talking to like-minded individuals who share the same vision, to bring about change and equality. I strongly believe that we will be able to set up some solid networks and start to bring about positive change to the borough of Croydon. Joining a board is not something that I would normally do, but I have seen a disappointing surge in crime locally in Croydon, especially violent knife crime and it is scary to think that this is all on our doorstep. Now is the time to implement the right changes to help steer the younger generation away from such atrocities and I would like to be a part of that."

Email - Adrian Samuda
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"As the chief executive of a youth organisation championing the fight against knife crime and youth violence, I am very interested in representing the VCS on this board. Being able to share best practice, network and form wider partnerships that will enable us help and support even more young people."

Email - Magdalene Adenaike