Safer Sandwell Partnership
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 2022-26 are:
- Prevent violence and exploitation
- Reduce offending, reoffending and serious organised crime
- Prevent and reduce crime and anti-social behaviour
Cross Cutting Priority 1: Protect and support vulnerable victims
Cross Cutting Priority 2: Tackling substance misuse - saving lives and reducing crime
Cross Cutting Priority 3: Serious violence duty
You can read our community safety strategy and delivery plan for 2022-26.
You can also read the West Midlands Police and Crime Plan 2021-2025.
Sandwell Council has dedicated community safety and resilience teams, working with a wide range of partner organisations tackling issues including:
- anti-social behaviour
- hate crime
- modern slavery and human trafficking - read the modern slavery annual report
- domestic abuse and sexual violence
- alcohol and drug misuse
The Safer Sandwell Partnership works closely with the Sandwell Safeguarding Adults Board, Sandwell Children's Safeguarding Partnership and Sandwell Health and Wellbeing Board – Information on how the four boards work together
Safer 6 is an annual six-week campaign which promotes a wide range of safety, crime prevention and healthy living advice.
The 2022 campaign will run from 31 October to 11 December 2022 with a focus week in each of Sandwell's six towns.
More details on Safer 6 2022 campaign
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
- If you need to contact West Midlands Police in a non-emergency situation, you can use the Live Chat facility on their website or call 101.
- Crimestoppers gives excellent advice on how to avoid becoming a victim of crime and you can report crime to the independent charity anonymously on 0800 555 111.
- Always call 999 in an emergency.
- Victim Support? Go to the Victim Support website or call the free support line on 0808 1689 111.
- Read our advice about reporting anti-social behaviour, hate crime and modern slavery.
- Domestic abuse? Call Black Country Women’s Aid 0121 553 0090 (0121 552 6448 out of hours) or free 24-hour national helpline 0808 2000 247. Always call 999 in an emergency.
- Drug and alcohol treatment? Go to our Healthy Sandwell webpage or call Healthy Sandwell on 0800 011 4656. For under 18s, DECCA (Drug Education, Counselling and Confidential Advice) Team runs the Our Guide To website or you can call 0121 569 2201.
- Fire safety? Call West Midlands Fire Service on 0800 389 5525 for advice and to book a free home fire safety visit.
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:
- Sandwell Council
- West Midlands Police
- West Midlands Fire Service
- Black Country & West Birmingham Clinical Commissioning Group
- Staffordshire & West Midlands Community Rehabilitation Company
- National Probation Service
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.