Based on our research, the following priorities have been identified as the most important.  


This will be reviewed each year as and will reflect any changes in emphasis and trends in relation to crime, disorder, anti-social behaviour, substance misuse, and reoffending.


Tackle violent crime in all its forms


We will tackle violent crime by improving data sharing to better understand the risks around violent crime and how to reduce the harm it causes.


We'll be proactively tackling crime and working with in schools, including Pupil Referral Units and Alternative Provision, to raise awareness at an early age about how to prevent violence.


We'll be adopting a long term, preventative approach to violence reduction in collaboration with partners through the development of a Violence Reduction Network.


We'll also be working with the Business Improvement Districts in Bournemouth and Poole in respect of safety in our town centres and in the night-time economy.


We aim to see a reduction in violent crimes, especially Serious Youth Violence, Sexual Violence, Domestic Violence, and weapons-related assaults.


We will increase in the number of violence-prevention awareness sessions delivered to young people so they understand what constitutes violence, and are empowered to report violence


We will increase in the number of violent offenders brought to justice.


Keep young people and adults-at-risk safe from exploitation, including online risks


We will keep young people and adults-at-risk safe from exploitation by driving improved identification of potential victims and provide enhanced levels of immediate and sustained support.


We'll be identifying and taking enforcement action against those who exploit vulnerable residents.


We want to equip the community to recognise and report exploitation and to know how to minimise risks.


We're developing a multi-disciplinary programme to proactively support pupils at risk of exclusion due to substance misuse and/or exploitation.


We will increase in the number of criminal and civil powers used to deter offenders, incl. Child Abduction Warning Notices, Community Protection Notices, Recovery Orders, Slavery & trafficking prevention orders, and referrals to the National Referral Mechanism.


We want to increase in the number of practitioners trained to recognise the signs of exploitation and how to refer for support.


We want to see an increase in the use of the Child Exploitation Screening Tool across all levels on intervention with children and young people at risk of exploitation.


Work with communities to deal with antisocial behaviour (ASB) and crime hotspots, including ASB linked to substance misuse


We'll be regularly consulting local communities to identify ASB and crime hotspots and work with residents and businesses to improve safety in the affected areas, using a combination of civil and criminal legislation, as well as wider supportive and community-resolution measures available to the council and the police.


We will be improving the reporting of crime and anti-social behaviour to the relevant agencies, including the quality of reporting.


We aim to reduce the risk of harm to vulnerable victims through effective case-management and multi-agency resolution.


We'll be monitoring the number of community triggers raised, with scrutiny into lessons learnt and best practice to continually inform and improve our practices.


We'll be improving the number of offenders coming out of prison establishments who engage in community provision.


We want to see an increase in the number of joint patrols by uniformed officers, such as neighbourhood policing teams and council enforcement officers.


We'll increase in the number of intervention tools used, such as mediation, restorative justice methods, and tenancy warnings.


We want an increase in the community reporting of personal ASB.


We'll seek an increase in the number of criminal and civil powers used to reduce ASB, incl. Civil Injunctions, Criminal Behaviour Orders, Community Protection Notices, and Closure Powers.


We will increase capacity for substance misuse treatment and reduce drug and alcohol-related deaths.


Tackle issues relating to violence against women and girls


We will tackle violence against women and girls by increasing the amount of training and education to young people about respectful and healthy relationships.


We will be working with our partners in the night time economy to have a Womens Night Safety Charter to help women feel safer, and be safer, in our town centres


We will be working with STARS* and The Shores** to increase the amount of education offered to students around consent and alcohol related offending.


We will continue to work with STARS and The Shores to better understand the barriers for victims not reporting sexual assaults to the police and to see if there are better ways for us to support victims with their preferred outcomes through trauma informed approaches.
We will hold training sessions with front line staff, both regular and seasonal, so that they can recognise signs of predatory behaviour and also understand about safeguarding victims using trauma informed approaches.

We will work, with People First Forum, businesses , the community and voluntary sector to expand the Safe Places scheme to include Safe Places for all and to advertise the scheme.


*STARS(Dorset) is a pan Dorset charity that offers one to one support, free of charge, for anyone of any age or gender who lives, works or studies in Dorset and has experienced any form of sexual violence at any time in their life


**The Shores – Supporting the victims of rape and serious sexual assault in Dorset