South Wales Fire and Rescue Service is committed to protecting our communities and reducing deaths and injuries from fires and other emergency situations.

Reducing such injuries is more than providing an efficient emergency response service. It is about providing education to prevent the type of behaviour that leads to the situation in the first instance.   The Community Safety and Partnership department provides this education via a number of initiatives. From FREE safe and well visits to youth engagement and Road Safety campaigns.

The department are also statutory partners of the local Authority Community Safety Partnership (CSP) and work with our partners to engage with Local Authorities, Police, Probation services and the Local Heath Board to effectively target those communities most at risk from fire and road traffic collisions.

More information regarding the services we offer and the initiatives we facilitate can be found by following the specific links on this site.

Responsible Authorities have a statutory duty to work with other local agencies and organisations to develop and implement strategies to tackle crime and disorder including anti-social and other behaviour adversely affecting the local environment. In Wales, these statutory partnerships are known as Community Safety Partnerships. 

The legislation that enables this work is the Crime and Disorder Act 1998, amended by the Police and Justice Act 2006.  This promotes the practice of partnership working to reduce crime and disorder and places a statutory duty on police and local authorities to develop and implement a strategy to tackle problems in their area.  In doing so, the responsible authorities are required to work in partnership with a range of other local public, private, community and voluntary groups and with the community itself.

Section 5 of the Crime and Disorder Act 1998, amended by the Police and Justice Act 2006 sets out whom the responsible authorities are:

  • The Police
  • Police Authorities
  • Local Authorities
  • Fire Authorities
  • Local Health Boards
  • Probation Services

Working with these other partners, the police and local authority will have to adhere to the following cycle of events, each cycle lasting three years:

  • conduct and publish an audit of local crime and disorder problems, taking into account the views of those who live and work in their area
  • determine priorities for action
  • devise and publish a strategy which tackles these priority problems, including objectives and targets
  • monitor progress, fine-tuning the strategy as required