Safer Sandwell Partnership

Safer Sandwell Partnership logo

The Safer Sandwell Partnership brings together the council, police, fire service, health and probation services and many others to tackle crime and improve community safety.

We work very closely with the West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner, West Midlands Community Safety Partnership, local community and voluntary organisations and councillors to set our priorities.

Our priorities for 2019-21 are:

  • Work together to prevent and reduce crime and anti-social behaviour in our neighbourhoods
  • Prevent violence and exploitation
  • Reduce offending, reoffending and serious organised crime
  • Protect and support vulnerable victims

You can read our community safety strategy and delivery plan for 2019-21.

SSP graphics

Sandwell Council has dedicated community safety and resilience teams, working with a wide range of partner organisations tackling issues including:

The Safer Sandwell Partnership works closely with the Sandwell Safeguarding Adults Board, Sandwell Safeguarding Children Board and Sandwell Health and Wellbeing Board – Information on how the four boards work together

Safer 6

Safer 6 is an annual six-week autumn campaign across our six towns. Check out the results from our 2018 campaign, which ran from 1 October until 11 November.

We carry out high-profile work with the fire service, police and other organisations to promote crime prevention, safety and healthy living at a time of year when crime and anti-social behaviour can often rise.

This builds on our day-to-day partnership work throughout the year.

West Midlands Police and Crime Panel

The West Midlands Police and Crime Panel (WMPCP) scrutinises and supports the work of the Police and Crime Commissioner.

We're here to help you

See something, do something! 

Watch our short film on what to do if you're concerned about someone's safety and welfare. 

Who are we?

Our partnership board has six statutory members:

We work very closely with the West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner and Youth Police and Crime Commissioners on our board.

Our community and voluntary sector representatives include councillors, Sandwell Council for Voluntary Organisations, Rights & Equality Sandwell, Black Country Women's Aid and Victim Support.

We're also supported by volunteers in our Independent Advisory Group (IAG), Neighbourhood Watch groups, Sandwell Crime Prevention Panel and tenants and residents associations.