Stronger Safer Gloucester Partnership


Stronger Safer Gloucester Partnership

Who we are

The Stronger Safer Gloucester Partnership (SSGP) is the strategic group bringing agencies together to work in partnership on the wider wellbeing, health and community safety agenda in the City of Gloucester.

Gloucester City has a history of strong and successful partnership working to drive forward positive changes in our communities and address issues affecting our residents. The SSGP builds on this, bringing together the people who have the ability, resources and commitment to make things happen.

As a partnership we are supportive and challenging in our work in order to link engagement, prevention and enforcement strands so that we can achieve better outcomes for all. We work collectively and use positive, community focussed problem solving in our work to shape our shared response to crime, anti-social behaviour, health and wellbeing trends across Gloucester.

Why do we have this partnership?

Community Safety Partnerships were first set up under the Crime and Disorder Act 1998. Councils have a legal duty to work with their local Police force to address crime and disorder in their area. Gloucester’s community safety partnership was previously known as Safer Gloucester.

In 2017 the partnership rebranded as the Stronger Safer Gloucester Partnership and widened it’s scope to include health and wellbeing. This is because we recognise that crime, health and wellbeing issues are often co-existing and can impact greatly on each other. Our partnership is built on the principle that no single agency can deal with, or be responsible for dealing with, complex community safety issues. These issues can be addressed more effectively and efficiently through working in partnership. 

What does the SSGP do?

The SSGP focusses on work that we can only do together. We recognise the diversity of work that our member organisations do day to day, and we seek to build on that together. Each year we agree a set of priorities for our joint work; these are based on local knowledge, data trends and feedback from communities and practitioners.

Our priorities are split in to three categories: Protection, Prevention and Response. Key documents for the partnership are below:

SSGP priorities for 2019-20   

SSGP annual review for 2018-19

SSGP Terms of Reference


Who is part of the partnership?

The SSGP is a multi agency group, comprising representatives from organisations across Gloucester including:

Gloucester City Council

Gloucestershire Constabulary

The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner

Gloucestershire County Council

Including Public Health commissioners and the county homelessness co-ordinator

Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue

NHS Gloucestershire

Including Integrated Locality Partnerships and the Clinical Commissioning Group

Youth Support Team

Useful information

The work of the Stronger Safer Gloucester Partnership and its members is broad and diverse. Below are links to our partner agencies and key pieces of work:

Action on ACEs

Anti-social behaviour (Solace)

Asset Based Community Development


Domestic Abuse

Drug and alcohol support


Modern Day Slavery

Safeguarding, children and adults

Safety in public spaces: purple flag, PSPOs

Street Aware


Domestic Homicide Reviews

A Domestic Homicide Review (DHR) is a multi-agency review of the circumstances in which the death of a person aged 16 or over has, or appears to have, resulted from violence, abuse or neglect by:

·       a person to whom they were related

·       a person with whom they were, or had been, in an intimate personal relationship

·       or a member of the same household as themselves

Since 13 April 2011 there has been a statutory requirement for local areas to conduct a DHR following a domestic homicide that meets the criteria. More information on DHRs can be found via the Home Office, here 

The Stronger Safer Gloucester Partnership is responsible for commissioning and overseeing domestic homicide reviews (DHRs) and commissions DHRs in conjunction with Safer Gloucestershire.

DHRs are carried out to try to ensure that public bodies such as social services, councils, police and other community based organisations understand the circumstances that led to the victims death and identify whether and how these sad incidents could have been prevented. DHRs are about learning lessons from the past in order to prevent similar incidents in the future. DHRs do not seek to lay blame. They recommend actions to improve responses to domestic violence situations in the future. DHRs include input from the victim’s family and friends so that an understanding of their whole life is taken in to account.



Michael Liddell, aged 35, was killed by his mother Joy Liddell, aged 65, at their home in Gloucester in January 2019. Mrs. Liddell was charged with her son’s murder but died before the prosecution was concluded.



Home Office Letter ML DHR


Any press enquiries in relation to the ML DHR should be sent to Graham Gardner at Gloucestershire Constabulary




Scott was a 25 year old man who was killed by his ex-partner, Jenny, in 2018. The full DHR in to Scott's death is not being published in order to protect wider family members, but the family and the Home Office have agreed to a learning summary of Scott's DHR being published

Scott DHR Learning Summary

Any press enquiries in relation to Scott's DHR should be sent to Graham Gardner at Gloucestershire Constabulary



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