Who we are

Safer Poole's vision

Safer Poole’s vision is to make Poole a place where those living, working and visiting feel safe, secure and healthy. 

Areas of work

Our areas of work include:

  • facilitating restorative justice for Poole 
  • overseeing the Safer Neighbourhood process in Poole 
  • supporting front-line workers with administrative support, communications, funding, analysis and advice 
  • providing training and guidance for partner agencies on subjects including domestic abuse, sexual violence, honour-based abuse and domestic extremism 
  • tendering and managing contracts for domestic abuse services on behalf of the Borough of Poole 
  • leading on pan-Dorset domestic abuse and sexual violence communications 
  • producing an annual strategic assessment to give an overview of crime and anti-social behaviour issues and make recommendations to the board.  

Who we are

The Safer Poole Partnership is made up of a team of council officers, a board and several sub-groups.

The Safer Poole team is made up of eight members of staff employed by the Borough of Poole

Safer Poole Board

The Safer Poole Board consists of representatives from the organisations that make up the partnership. It is a statutory body with responsibility for formal decisions on strategy and policy, and sets community safety targets for the year. It also holds partner organisations to account for the work they do to improve community safety.


The Safer Poole Partnership’s sub-groups include:

  • performance management and commissioning group: performance monitoring, policy and strategy reviews, commissioning decisions and the allocation of funds
  • operational group: a multi-agency group responsible for sharing intelligence and finding multi-agency solutions to specific crime and anti-social behaviour issues and prolific offenders. Also allocates funding 
  • vulnerable victims' conference: oversees the case management of vulnerable victims of anti-social behaviour
  • domestic abuse strategic group and sexual violence strategic group 
  • reducing reoffending strategy group. 

Partner agencies

The partner organisations that make up the Safer Poole Partnership include:

  • Dorset Police 
  • Borough of Poole 
  • Poole Housing Partnership 
  • Public Health 
  • Dorset's Office of Police and Crime Commissioner  
  • Poole Drug and Alcohol Action Team   
  • Dorset Fire and Rescue Service

Our priorities

Priority areas for 2015-16 across Dorset

  • public place violent crime
  • alcohol-related violent crime
  • serious sexual offences (particularly focused on sexual offences against children)
  • anti-social behaviour (ASB) (particularly focused on ‘personal’ ASB)
  • domestic abuse-related violent crime  

Cross-cutting themes and other agreed pan-Dorset priorities: 

  • hate crimes and incidents
  • preventing violent extremism
  • maintain a local focus on tackling rural crime  
Page last updated: 16 December 2019
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