Safer Oxfordshire Partnership

The partnership's focus is to make the county a safer place to live, work and visit.

The Safer Oxfordshire Partnership (‘Safer Oxfordshire’) provides strategic oversight and direction for preventing crime and anti-social behaviour across Oxfordshire.

The partnership supports collaboration on shared community safety priorities across the four district-led Community Safety Partnerships. It acts as the single point of contact for the office of the police and crime commissioner.

Safer Oxfordshire consists of:

  • an elected member-led oversight committee
  • an officer-led co-ordination group.

The district Community Safety Partnerships, develop strategic plans for their respective areas.  They ensure delivery of district community safety priorities and work collectively with partners on countywide priorities through the Safer Oxfordshire Partnership.

Oversight Committee

The Oversight Committee is led by elected members and attended by senior officers from Oxfordshire’s six local authorities:

  • Oxfordshire County Council
  • Cherwell District Council
  • Oxford City Council
  • South Oxfordshire District Council
  • Vale of White Horse District Council
  • West Oxfordshire District Council

The committee also includes officers from:

  • Thames Valley Police
  • National Probation Service
  • Community Rehabilitation Company
  • Oxfordshire County Council, (including Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service; Trading Standards; Adult Social Care; Children, Education and Families; Public Health)
  • Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group
  • the voluntary sector.

Some Oversight Committee members represent community safety on other countywide strategic partnerships, such as the Health and Wellbeing Board, and the Safeguarding Adult and Children Boards, to ensure strong linkages. Also, most of the Councillors on the Committee are the Chairman for their local CSP and they are the local authority elected representative on the Thames Valley Police and Crime Panel.

The oversight committee provides support and challenge to the co-ordination group.

Coordination Group

The Coordination Group delivers the statutory community safety requirements at the county level. It is led by senior officers from each of Oxfordshire’s six local authorities and is chaired by the Oxfordshire County Council Fire and Rescue Deputy Chief Fire Officer. In addition, there are officers from:

  • Thames Valley Police
  • National Probation Service
  • Community Rehabilitation Company
  • Oxfordshire County Council (including Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service, Trading Standards, Adult Social Care, Children, Education and Families – Safeguarding Board, Early Intervention Service, Youth Justice Service, Public Health)
  • Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group
  • prison service
  • the voluntary sector.

Community Safety Partnerships

Further information about the four district Community Safety Partnerships can be found on their websites: