Community safety in Aberdeen

Community Safety in Aberdeen works in partnership with a broad range of other agencies and services including service across the City Council, Police Scotland, Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, NHS Grampian, as well as a wide range of third sector organisations across the City.

Our partnership arrangement with Police Scotland ensures that our service delivery is driven by an intelligence-led approach, allowing us to deliver targeted services to the citizens of Aberdeen and enabling us to measure the impact of our services.

Community safety means working together to make sure

  • people are safe from crime, disorder, danger and free from injury and harm
  • communities are socially cohesive and tolerant
  • communities are resilient and able to support individuals to take responsibility for their well-being.

Aberdeen Families Project providing intensive support and supervision to families.

Our service provides leadership to Aberdeen Community Safety Partnership, the community planning partnership delivering the Safer and Stronger theme in the Local Outcome Improvement Plan (LOIP). The community safety partnership uses a strategic assessment process to identify the partnership's strategic priorities. This process involves detailed analysis of community safety themes and risk assessment to determine levels of priorities. Current priorities are as follows:

  • Violence (including domestic abuse)
  • Community fire safety
  • Antisocial behaviour
  • Commercial sexual exploitation
  • Road safety
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