Policing & Community Safety Partnership
PCSP Small Grants Programme 2023-24 OPEN
The PCSP Small Grants Programme 2023-24 is open for applications.
The PCSP small grants programme has been developed to provide organisations with up to a £999 grant to organise a project or event that will help prevent, reduce, address crime and help people feel safer in their own communities.
Grants of up to £999 are available towards eligible costs and groups may be limited to one successful PCSP grant application per year depending upon the level of demand.
Organisations must be from within or operating within the Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council area. For the purposes of this programme, only formally constituted organisations which are not-for-profit that are open, accountable and representative of the geographical area which they service and which promote and enhance Community Safety can apply. Such as Community and Voluntary organisations within Causeway Coast and Glens Borough. Please note NI wide groups can partnership with local groups to apply for this grant.
Applications should be submitted online at https://www.causewaycoastandglens.gov.uk/
More detailed Guidance notes on completing the application online is provided on the following web-site - https://causeway.eformz.info/
Policing and Community Safety Partnership
Speed Indicator Devices (SIDS)
Since the inception of PCSPs in 2011, every public meeting has had a significant focus on speeding and dangerous driving throughout the Borough. Based on this need CC&G PCSP researched and purchased 4 mobile SID units for deployment throughout the Borough in 2017, with further units purchase since then, there are now 8 trailer mounted units, with further developments 2023/24. SIDs are primarily mounted upon sign poles which created significant challenges for Roads Service resulting in CC&G PCSP having to develop this innovative solution. By mounting the SID units on trailer’s they became mobile which allows maximum flexibility in responding to need and complaints of speeding. These mobile units are available on request from anyone within the local community and are placed for a period of approximately one month, changing direction after two weeks, allowing a firm baseline of data on which to be built. The trailers act as an awareness raising source and promote the work of the local PCSP. These devices notify drivers of their speed whilst recording the data but not punishing any offences, educating road users to slow down. The data can also be used to challenge Road Services on the need for road calming measures. It also allows intelligence led Police speed enforcement operations at recorded evidence based peak times, which in turn will show the community that the Police are doing their jobs effectively and increase confidence in Policing. Therefore, utilising the PSNI limited resources more efficiently and increasing road safety.
Causeway Coast and Glens PCSP Disability Project
The PCSP worked closely with the PSNI, local disability charities, and the Hate Crime Advocacy Service to plan and develop a disability hate crime awareness raising project, with a particular focus on young people.
A recent PCSP consultation highlighted that people living with a disability said they would feel safer if others were more educated about disabilities while 63% of carers said that increased education and awareness about disability hate crime is needed.
Over the last 12 months, the PCSP has hosted training courses on Makaton and Learning Disability Awareness with participants gaining a better understanding of the needs of others. The PCSP are also keen to encourage society to speak out against Disability Hate Crime, and support those affected to report what has happened to them.
Causeway Coast and Glens PCSP Safer Home Scheme
Safe Home is a multi-agency partnership project whereby police refer victims of crime and those who are vulnerable are referred by social workers, family members, older persons groups as well as self-referrals.
Safe Home has beneficiary selection criteria to ensure that the service is targeted at the most vulnerable. The project is delivered by Causeway Older Active Strategic Team (C.O.A.S.T) across the council area.
The project is delivered via a bespoke home visit where an assessment is undertaken in respect of security needs and participants have the opportunity to have appropriate equipment installed. 100% of those vulnerable or isolated people that have received this service feel it has had a dramatic impact on their lives. This has given them the confidence to feel safe in their own homes.
PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY
Causeway Coast and Glens Policing and Community Safety Partnership (PCSP) and the PSNI are working in partnership with Can Track Global Ltd to electronically monitor and assist in the recovery of stolen property in the Causeway Coast and Glens area. This scheme will provide a significant reduction of £200 towards the cost of a tracker unit and subscription.
Applicants will be marked against a set criteria including crime pattern analysis via the PSNI. Availability of tracker devices is limited.
To apply for the scheme please request a form from firstname.lastname@example.org or call 028 207 62225 for more information. The form is also able to be downloaded below. (Click on the link)
This is a rolling scheme, applications will be assessed monthly. The scheme will close when all devices are allocated.
NORTHERN IRELAND FIRE & RESCUE SERVICE
Almost 40% of Accidental House Fires Occurred in Homes where People Lived Alone
Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service (NIFRS) has revealed that 39% of accidental house fires in the last year occurred in homes where people lived alone.
Tragically, 8 people died in 2020/21 as a result of a fire in the home, compared to 3 the previous year. To date this year, there have already been 4 deaths as a result of a house fire, and this is before the high risk winter period.
There are a variety of factors that increase the risk of accidental house fires, and these are especially relevant to people who live alone. Some of the most common causes of accidental fires in the home include cooking and electronics, while smoking and being under the influence of drugs and alcohol also increases the risk of an accidental house fire.
People who do not have a working smoke alarm in their home and those with limited mobility are also more at risk, as these factors can impact on their ability to notice a fire, escape quickly and raise the alarm.
Causeway Coast and Glens Policing and Community Safety Partnership aims to keep young people safe online
Causeway Coast and Glens Policing and Community Safety Partnership has collaborated with the NSPCC, Education Authority, and the Northern and Western Health Trusts on a new digital internet safety campaign aimed at young people.
It will focus on a series of different themes and use animation to provide advice in an engaging way.
First 5 Topics
Mental Health - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j_Hm9LwNbv0
Online Bullying - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2tadhuuppIU
Gaming and Gambling - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Oa-P5uMJB4
Inappropriate Images - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q4mjCmtFufs
Where to get support - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AbAzRjCS1fs
PCSP - Crime Prevention Videos
Causeway Coast and Glens Policing and Community Safety Partnership have developed a series of short crime prevention videos which will be shared weekly throughout November. Video topics include: Domestic Abuse, How to protect your property, Cold Callers and Scams.
Please take a few minutes of your time to watch and share the first video on Domestic Abuse. Do you know the signs? and support available?
The information may not be relevant to you but by sharing this video you may be helping those who are suffering to access support and help.
Causeway Coast and Glens PCSP would like to thank all the contributors who have made these videos possible.
Head to our Facebook page to watch and share the videos. www.facebook.com/causewaycoastglenspcsp
Policing and Community Safety Partnerships
PCSPs (Policing and Community Safety Partnerships) aim to make our community safer.
They are statutory bodies established under the Justice Act (Northern Ireland) 2011 and they are funded jointly by the Department of Justice and the Northern Ireland Policing Board.
There are 11 partnerships, one for each council area.
Each PCSP has a Policing Committee, to take forward specific police monitoring and engagement functions, with the wider PCSP taking forward community safety related functions.
Causeway Coast and Glens PCSP
Causeway Coast and Glens PCSP has 10 political members and 9 independent members.
The current Chair is Councillor Ivor Wallace
Cllr Philip Anderson
Cllr Brenda Chivers
Cllr Ciaran Archibald
Cllr Stephen Callaghan
Cllr Mark Fielding
Cllr Lee Kane
Cllr Darryl Wilson
Cllr Leanne Peacock
Cllr Oliver McMullan
Miss Leanne Abernethy
Mr Steven Chambers
Mr Neale Jagoe
Mr Derek McDonald
Mr Sam McGregor
Mrs Patricia McQuillen
Mrs Caroline White
What we do?
Causeway Coast and Glens PCSP aims to make our community safer. We do this by focusing on the policing and community safety issues that matter most across the Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council area.
- consult and engage with the local community on the issues of concern in relation to policing and community safety. The Policing Committee has a distinct responsibility to provide views to the relevant district commander and the Policing Board on policing matters;
- identify and prioritise the particular issues of concern and prepare plans for how these can be tackled;
- monitor - a Policing Committee comprising the political and independent members will monitor the performance of the police and work to gain the co-operation of the public with the police in preventing crime; and
- deliver a reduction in crime and enhance community safety in our area, directly through our own interventions, through the work of our delivery groups or through support for the work of others.
Community involvement is vitally important if we are to really deliver a safer society for all. Causeway Coast and Glens PCSP is keen to hear your views.
We will consult with those living and working in the borough, to find out your views on crime, fear of crime and anti-social behaviour, as well as local policing.
Naomi Long: Stay at home does not mean suffer at home
If you would like further information, please contact us
028 7034 7034