The Safer Vale Partnership is the Community Safety Partnership for the Vale of Glamorgan. The Partnership is made up of statutory and voluntary partners who work together to reduce crime and the fear of crime in the Vale of Glamorgan. The Partners in the Vale are; South Wales Police, Wales Probation Trust, Vale of Glamorgan Council, South Wales Fire and Rescue Service, Cardiff and Vale University Health Board together with Vale Council for Voluntary Services.
The Vale of Glamorgan Council host the members of staff that are responsible for co-ordinating partner agencies to deliver on local and national targets for anti-social behaviour, substance misuse, domestic violence, offender management and community engagement. These co-ordination posts are grant funded, together with their required analytical support, from current Home Office and Welsh Government funding.
Each of the Partnership’s co-ordinators are co-located with victim support workers, community safety police and fire officers at Barry Fire Station. The Vale of Glamorgan Council took the decision to co-locate staff and agencies in 2010 to increase the support offered to victims of crime and increase prevention activity in order to reduce crime and disorder issues. The success of co-location is demonstrated in the continued success of the anti-social behaviour unit in reducing anti-social behaviour; the innovative projects that are developed in the Vale and the year-on-year increase of Vale residents that feel safe living, working and socialising in the county.