Working towards a

Safer Colchester

The Partnership

What is it?

The Safer Colchester Partnership consists of the Council, Police, Probation, Health and Fire Services and aims to develop and implement a strategy to tackle the problems in the area.

More about the Partnership


Preventing crime, reporting domestic abuse and victim support
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You are not on your own

Domestic Abuse

Domestic Abuse will affect 1 in 4 women and 1 in 6 men in their lifetime, this leads to, on average 2 women being murdered each week (and 30 men per year), this accounts for approximately 16% of all violent crime and has more repeat victims than any other crime (on average, there would have been 35 assaults before a victim calls the police).

If you are experiencing or witnessing domestic abuse (or you know a friend, family member or work colleague who may be experiencing it), please don’t suffer in silence… support is available to help you:

  • Women’s National Advice Line: 0808 2000 247
  • Men’s National Advice Line: 0808 8010 327
  • Forced Marriage Unit: 020 7008 0151


Working to reduce crime, fear of crime and reoffending
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Stay in the know

Latest Scams and Crime Prevention Advice

We have put together some hints and tips about how to avoid becoming a victim of crime. With updates and information on the latest scams to affect the area including staying safe online.

Hate Crime

The True Vision website…

was launched on 1st February. It provides information about what hate crime is and why it’s important to report it when it happens. The website also provides links to organisations which can offer support and advice on hate crime-related issues.




Tackling drug and alcohol abuse
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& Upcoming Events
Psychoactive Substances

Psychoactive Substances

New psychoactive substances, often misleadingly referred to as ‘legal highs’, is an umbrella term for products that are largely intended to mimic the effects of controlled drugs such as cannabis or cocaine The Psychoactive Substances Act (‘the Act’) was passed on 28...

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Parish Safety Volunteers

Parish Safety Volunteers

Making our local communities safer and more resilient.Parish Safety Volunteering is a new initiative being developed by Essex County Fire and Rescue Service in partnership with Essex Police.Parish Safety Volunteers carry out Home Safety Visits on behalf of Essex...

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