Welcome to Safe in East Sussex


The East Sussex Safer Communities Partnership (ESSCP) is committed to: reducing and preventing crime, the fear of crime, anti-social behaviour, re-offending, domestic abuse, combating the misuse of drugs, alcohol and other substances and ensuring services are delivered effectively on a local level.

The ESSCP is the statutory County Strategy Group which provides the strategic leadership for addressing community safety matters across East Sussex. The Partnership is accountable to the East Sussex County Council Scrutiny Committee and through the Lead Member for Adult Social Care. Agencies with a responsibility for community safety are required by The Crime and Disorder Act 1998 to share information and work together to address crime and disorder.

The ESSCP priorities are cross cutting and we continue to work closely to align with other plans that involve working with local communities and partners to keep East Sussex safe.  A Joint Partnership Protocol exists between the Partnership and the:

East Sussex Safeguarding Adults Board

East Sussex Safeguarding Children Partnership (ESSCP)

East Sussex Health and Wellbeing Board

East Sussex Children and Young People’s Trust.


Members include statutory partners and local community safety partnerships which are accountable to their own scrutiny committees.


Members of the Safer Communities Partnership