The Safer Islington Partnership (SIP) coordinates work on crime reduction and community safety in Islington. The Council is a lead authority in this partnership, which also includes the Police, Islington Primary Care Trust, London Fire Brigade, the Probation Service, and representatives from the voluntary, community, faith, and business sectors.
The partnership decides on local priorities for tackling crime and anti-social behaviour and develops plans and strategies in response. The current 3-year Partnership Plan and 2009-10 Adult Drug Treatment Plan are available to download below. The partnership also provides funding for service delivery to support these strategies.
Every six months the partnership carries out a strategic assessment of crime in the borough, this is then used to determine local priorities. The work of delivering on these priorities is devolved to partnership subgroups which specialise in specific issues such as priority crime, young people, and anti-social behaviour.
The partnership is funded locally through the Islington Strategic Partnership, and also receives some central Government funding to tackle specific issues. Recently we have received special funding to work with local schools and colleges on preventing violent extremism, as well as other funding to carry out work to improve the environment in our town centres which are known for their nightlife and attract high levels of evening visitors.
The partnership uses this funding to support local projects and services provided by a variety of statutory, voluntary and community organisations. From time-to-time additional funding is available to support work on our priorities. Any additional funding which is available for the voluntary and community sector to apply for will be advertised on the council funding pages.