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The Community Safety Team delivers a key role in co-ordinating the Safer City Partnership, providing expertise in the development, implementation and monitoring of initiatives to help keep people safe who live, work, study and socialise in the City.

The team uses evidence based research to shape and embed good practice on a range of projects to help partners to meet their statutory duties. They achieve this by bringing together the expertise of partners in the statutory and community and voluntary sector.

Contact the Community Safety Team on 020 7332 3808 or email the Safer City Team.

Victim Support live chat tool

If you've been affected by crime, harm or abuse and live in London, you can talk to Victim Support in confidence using their free Live Chat tool: if you're over 18 or if you're under 18.

You can also call their Supportline on freephone 08 08 16 89 111, find your local service or contact them through their website to get support.

The Community Safety Team work to the priorities laid out in the Safer City Partnership Strategic Plan 2019-2022.

Violence against the person

​Reducing the number of violence against the person cases in the City has been ranked as the number one priority for the Safer City Partnership. Over the past few years, throughout London there has been an increase in this type of crime and the City has seen a nominal year-on-year increase.

Domestic abuse

​The continuing emphasis from central Government to address violence against women and girls provides an opportunity for domestic violence to be recognised as a priority by all agencies, both statutory and voluntary within the City of London. The Domestic Abuse Forum is central to the provision of this work undertaking measures to monitor forms of violence against those who live and work in the City.

For support, please contact the Vulnerable Victims Advocate on 07944634946.

Night-time economy crime and nuisance

​The night-time economy in the City continues to be very popular, with a growing number of people socialising, particularly in the evenings and weekends. The Partnership's responsibility is to ensure that everyone can enjoy the benefits that a safe and vibrant night time economy can bring.

Acquisitive crime

​There is a major commitment from the Partnership to tackle acquisitive crime ans work is already under way to ensure every effort is being implemented in order to ensure a safer environment for everyone. In the City of London, statistics have shown a year on year decline in victim-based acquisitive crime since late 2013, while the national trend remains static.

Anti-social behaviour

​Anti-social behaviour has been highlighted by the Government as a national priority, with emphasis nationally and locally on the risk, harm and vulnerability of victims, witnesses and repeat vulnerable locations. The Partnership is working to tackle this type of behaviour for the benefit of both residents and City workers.

Delivery of prevent strategy

​The Government's Prevent Strategy sets out an objective to combat radicalisation at an early stage in order to stop people becoming involved in terrorism. Prevent comprises one of the four strands of the overall counter-terrorism strategy called CONTEST.

Following on from this, the Government published its new Counter Terrorism and Security Act in 2015. This new legislation accentuated the duty put on local authorities and other public bodies to have 'due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism'. This duty applies to the Corporation's Common Council in its operation as the local authority and police authority for the City of London.

Preventing terrorism is everyone's responsibility; it is important that we all work together in order to protect the people in our communities who may be vulnerable to radicalisation and extremist ideology. There are many ways you can help:

  • Contact the Community Prevent Team in confidence if you are worried about a person and/ or wish to make a referral to Prevent.
  • Speak to the Community Safety Team (Town Clerk's department) or the Prevent engagement team (City of London Police) about awareness and training.
  • Provide an opportunity that could help the police and our partners engage with our community at events.


Ali Burlington (Community Safety Officer) Community Prevent Team

Sajida Zaman (Prevent Engagement Officer, City of London Police) Email Sajida Zaman

Counter terrorism

The Partnership has already enhanced security measures across the City of London and will ensure to respond effectively in the event of a terrorist incident taking place. The Partnership encourages the resilience of its business and residential communities, including putting in place arrangements to support them in the aftermath of a terrorist attack.

Lets talk about it' to prevent terrorism.

Modern Slavery

Modern Slavery is a serious and often hidden crime in which people are exploited for criminal gain. The impact can be devastating for the victims.

Modern slavery comprises slavery, servitude, forced and compulsory labour and human trafficking. There were an estimated 40 million people in slavery globally in 2016 and 10,000 –13,000 potential victims in the UK, however many victims are not identified or reported.

The common factors are that a victim is, or is intended to be, used or exploited for someone else’s (usually financial) gain, without respect for their human rights. The perpetrators seeking to take advantage of them could be private individuals, running small businesses or part of a wider organised crime network.

The Partnership is working to tackle this type of crime.

To find out more check out the Salvation Army’s Modern Slavery guidance

10 February 2016
Last Modified:
14 November 2019
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