People in Kirklees live in cohesive communities, feel safe and are protected from harm

We want everyone to be proud of the communities in which they live, feel happy, be safe, and get on well. Enabling people to get actively involved in their neighbourhoods and the decisions that affect them will create stronger communities and a more cohesive district.

What we're aiming to achieve

  • More people active in their communities and engaged in local democracy.
  • A thriving voluntary and community sector.
  • High quality, joined up and accessible services which safeguard children and adults from harm.

Tackling inequalities

Community safety issues such as crime, anti-social behaviour and feeling unsafe disproportionately impact on more deprived communities in the district. This can lead to a lack of cohesion and feeling of unfairness between communities, thus exacerbating inequalities. Working with communities and partners, our Partnership Plan will use an intelligence-led approach to reduce crime, tackle anti-social behaviour and protect people from serious harm with a firm focus on tackling inequalities. Our hate crime strategy recognises that incidents often go unreported and therefore it is vital both to gain the confidence of communities to report incidents through accessible channels and deal effectively with incidents but also through creating an environment where hate crimes are abhorrent to our shared values.

Measuring our impact

  • Proportion of adults who say people get on well together
  • Proportion of people who say they feel safe
  • Recorded crime
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