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        Community safety

        Making Thanet safer place to live and work

        Information & guidance

        Community Trigger Process Map

        Who are the partner organisations you work with?

        TCSP works with the below agencies as well as many others on a regular basis. For more information, or to contact an agency, use the links below or use the telephone numbers provided.

        Our main statutory partners are:

        We also work closely with:


        What is the Community Trigger/ASB Case Review?

        The Community Trigger/ ASB Case Review is a process which allows members of the community to ask the Community Safety Partnership to review their responses to complaints of anti-social behaviour.

        Apply for a Community Trigger/ASB Case review


        Is there funding available to tackle community safety issues in my area?

        We are always interested in speaking to community groups delivering projects relevant to community safety and can potentially assist in financially contributing.

        We also work with a large number of public and private sector partners as well as voluntary and community groups to collectively implement and deliver initiatives that will help all areas of Thanet become a safe place to live, work and visit.

        If you are part of a community organisation and are inrterested in discussing how we can potentially support your project:

        Contact Thanet District Council’s Community Safety Team email:



        About the Thanet Community Safety Unit

        The Crime and Disorder Act 1998 gave statutory responsibility to local authorities, the police and key partners to work together in order to reduce crime and disorder in their communities.

        The Community Safety Unit at Thanet District Council work across the diverse communities and partnerships within Thanet to improve neighbourhoods and reduce crime and Anti-Social Behaviour.

        We facilitate the Thanet Community Safety Partnership  and create and deliver the council’s annual Community Safety Plan.

        Day to day we deliver a range of projects agreed as part of Thanet’s Community Safety Priorities, provide support and guidance to other agencies and investigate complaints of Anti-Social behaviour.

        Thanet’s Community Safety priorities for 2017 to 2020  are:

        • Reducing Offending and Reoffending

        This will include targeted work on the most prolific repeat offenders, diverting first time entrants and maximising the use of new legislation to tackle Anti-Social Behaviour. Focus will also include high impact crimes that cause the most harm to communities, including violent crime particularly in the Night Time Economy.

        • Safeguarding vulnerability

        This area will include initiatives to support and safeguard adults and young people at risk from abuse and exploitation, as well as strengthen awareness and alternative provision for those affected by mental health and substance misuse.

        • Safeguarding

        This includes a focus primarily on providing reassurance to local communities to strengthen and support them, and wil include regular neighbourhood engagement to identify local priorities that matter most and working jointly to find solutions. It also includes raising awareness of the positive joint working of all partnership agencies.


        CCTV information

        Thanet District Council has a closed circuit television system to help provide a safer community for everyone by;

        • reducing the fear of crime
        • detecting and reducing levels of crime.
        • protecting property and deterring vandalism.
        • helping to catch those who commit crime or public order offences.

        The camera network is monitored and recorded 24 hours a day, 365 days a year at our central control centre. Images are recorded and kept in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and the CCTV Code of practice.

        The system is owned by Thanet District Council, and the control centre is staffed by fully trained closed circuit television surveillance operators.

        The service operates to a strict code of practice which sets rules and guidelines on the way the system is used, as well as ensuring that the system will be operated to a high standard with due regard for the public civil liberties and data protection.


        Safeguarding Policy

        Thanet District Council Safeguarding Policy

        Safeguarding, in its broadest sense, is defined as ‘To protect from harm’. Thanet District Council has a number of duties to safeguard children, vulnerable adults which also extends to domestic abuse, exploitation, radicalisation, forced marriage, trafficking and modern slavery.

        The council works with Kent County Council, primarily, as well as other agencies, to ensure safeguarding is embedded within all service areas throughout the council.

        This Policy aims to ensure the council and all employees, Elected Members, volunteers and contracted and grant funded organisations comply with the councils Safeguarding Policy and consider the welfare of all children, young people and vulnerable adults whilst undertaking all services and functions.

        If there is an immediate risk of safeguarding or someone is in immediate danger, dial 999.

        External organisations, contractors and volunteers providing services to, or on behalf of, Thanet District Council, are also required to comply with this policy and ensure any discrepancies or concerns are reported to the designated safeguarding officers within the council. View the Safeguarding Policy.

        For more information, contact the Community Safety Safeguarding Officer by calling 01843 577910 or emailing

        Safeguarding functions

        In Kent, safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults is a multi-agency responsibility. As Kent operates a two, and in some places three tier council system, Thanet District Council liaises with Kent County Council and the respective Parish and Town Councils within the District, alongside other partner agencies and bodies that have responsibility for undertaking safeguarding functions or supporting the agencies that do. Key functions are set out below.

        Kent County Council

        Kent County Council (KCC) is the responsible authority for children and adult social services. Designated officers from Thanet District Council, liaise with and report safeguarding concerns, incidents or allegations to KCC children or adult social services. This is then assessed by the duty officer and further actions taken and co-ordinated as deemed appropriate by KCC.

        Kent Safeguarding Boards

        Safeguarding _board

        Kent Safeguarding Children’s Board (KSCB) is a statutory multi-agency partnership which brings together agencies who work to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people. The objective of the SCB is to co-ordinate the activity of each person and agency represented for the purposes of safeguarding.

        More information is available on the KSCB website:

        Safeguarding Adults

        The Kent and Medway Safeguarding Adults Board (SAB) is a statutory multi-agency partnership which brings together agencies who work to safeguarding vulnerable adults in Kent and Medway.

        More information is available on the KCC website:

        Designated officers from Thanet District Council sit on both Safeguarding boards.

        Kent Police

        Have duties to investigate criminal offences and refer any suspicion, allegation or disclosure that a child or vulnerable adult may be suffering harm, to Kent County Council.

        Thanet District Council

        It is the responsibility of all employees and members, to acknowledge the internal safeguarding policy and participate in training and reporting any concerns, incidents or allegations to the Community Safety Team who will then liaise with other agencies and if needed make a direct referrals.

        Parish and Town councils

        It is anticipated that Town and Parish councils will comply with the District Councils Safeguarding Policy unless an alternative Policy is presented and agreed by the District Councils Designated Safeguarding Leads.

        In addition to responsibilities for safeguarding, all employees and Elected Members also work within any related ‘Safe working practice’ guidelines.


        Public Service Protection Order (PSPO) for Alcohol Control

        A PSPO order to deter anti social street drinking in Thanet has been approved

        On November 16th November 2017, Cabinet members from Thanet council  approved plans to introduce a Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) across the whole isle – with the exception of Monkton and Acol.

        This PSPO restricts carrying and consuming alcohol which is causing, or could cause, Anti Social Behaviour, when asked not to do so by an authorised officer, within a designated boundary of the Thanet district.

        This PSPO replaces the Designated Public Places Order relating to alcohol control, which expired in October 2017, due to the introduction of PSPOs.

        The Community Safety team and Kent Police currently deal with Anti Social Behaviour emanating from alcohol consumption which has a negative impact on the quality of life for residents and visitors to the District.

        This PSPO is designed to give officers greater ability to tackle alcohol related Anti Social Behaviour in the interests of the wider community, residents, local businesses and visitors to the area.

        PSPO for Alcohol Control


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