We work in close partnership with the following agencies:
Action Fraud, run by the National Fraud Authority, is the main agency for people to contact if they are a victim of a scam or fraud offence both in terms of making reports and accessing support and prevention advice. Reports taken will be used to formulate a national picture as well as being passed on to forces for further investigation.
Bridge House Sexual Assault Referral Centre
Bridge House is a Sexual Assault Referral Centre in North Yorkshire and the City of York. They provide a dedicated service for men or women who have been raped or sexually assaulted recently or in the past. They offer a safe and welcoming environment which focuses on your individual needs offering emotional and practical support.
City of York Council
City of York Council is the local authority of the City of York, England. It is a unitary authority, having the powers of a non-metropolitan county and district council combined. It provides a full range of local government services including Council Tax billing, libraries, social services, processing planning applications, waste collection and disposal, and it is a local education authority.
Cave Rescue Organisation
The Cave Rescue Organisation is based in Clapham in North Yorkshire and provides the cave and mountain rescue service in the Three Peaks area of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, and also extending westwards into Lancashire and Cumbria and eastwards as far as Malham and Gordale.
Child Rescue Alert
Child Rescue Alert (CRA) is a system that issues alerts to the public via email, text message, the media and social media when a child has disappeared and their life is at risk, to assist the police in finding them.
Community Safety Accreditation Scheme (CSAS)
The Community Safety Accreditation Scheme (CSAS) allows organisations and their employees (such as street wardens, park rangers and security staff) to be given a variety of police powers to deal with issues such as anti-social behaviour, disorder and traffic management.
Community Safety Partnerships (CSP)
Community safety partnerships (CSPs) are currently made up of representatives from the police and police authority, the local council, and the fire, health and probation services (the ‘responsible authorities’) and other groups/organisations who have an interest in a locality to reduce crime, disorder and reoffending.
Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnerships
The 1998 Crime and Disorder Act established partnerships between the police, local authorities, probation service, health authorities, the voluntary sector, and local residents and businesses, to work to reduce crime and disorder in their area.
Crimestoppers is an independent UK-wide charity working to stop crime. Crimestoppers was set up in 1988 to break the wall of silence that surrounds most crime, a wall of silence that many criminals exploit to avoid arrest.
The Environment Agency create better places for people and wildlife, and support sustainable development. They were established in 1996 to protect and improve the environment and have around 10,600 employees. Their head office is in Bristol and they have another office in London. The agency has offices across England, divided into 16 areas.
Emergency Planning Units
The NYCC and CYC Emergency Planning Units can be alerted by contacting their designated 24 hour duty officers. On receipt of an alert the duty officer will take action(s) in accordance with the procedures detailed in their respective Civil Emergency Schemes. Thereafter they will act as the link for co-ordination between local authorities and the uniformed emergency services. The EPUs are situated in the basement of County Hall, Northallerton and at the Council Offices, York.
North Yorkshire Local Resilience Forum (NYLRF) is a partnership of local agencies working together to prepare for, respond to and recover from potential major incidents and emergencies via the duties stated in the Civil Contingencies Act 2004 (CCA).
North Yorkshire Police is collaborating with Durham Constabulary and Cleveland Police on the Evolve Programme. Through Evolve, all three forces explore where working together can improve services and/or save money. Every Evolve project starts with a service specification developed with input from relevant officers and staff who are expert in that area of working. This is then developed into a full business case for consideration by Police and Crime Commissioners and Chief Constables.
HM Coastguard work to prevent the loss of life on the coast and at sea. They produce legislation and guidance on maritime matters, and provide certification to seafarers.
Independent Custody Visitors
Independent Custody Visitors are members of the public who make unannounced visits to police stations in North Yorkshire to speak to people detained in cells, to check on their welfare and the conditions in which they are being held.
Leeds Community Healthcare – NHS Trust
Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust (LCH) has been awarded contracts to deliver healthcare services in police custody suites across North Yorkshire and Humberside. This follows the awarding of contracts in West and South Yorkshire in 2014.
The three-year contracts will enable anyone brought into police custody to have timely access to physical and mental healthcare services.
Mind (Blue light scheme)
The Blue Light Programme is designed to tackle the high level of mental health need in the emergency services. They have drawn on experience and expertise in high-quality mental health support, and talked with emergency services staff and volunteers about how to design support that will suit them. From this, they have developed a range of activities and ways to support people, tailored to the particular needs of police, fire, ambulance and search and rescue services.
Mountain Rescue Teams
Mountain Rescue Teams are registered charities which provide a mountain rescue service within North Yorkshire and surrounding areas. The teams are made up of a group of highly trained volunteers who are available to be called out for a variety of land based search and rescue operations, any time day or night. MRT provide a 24 hours per day, 365 days per year service.
Multi-Agency Partnership Hubs (MASH)
The unit is home a joint team of Police Officers, analysts and specialist staff from North Yorkshire County Council and the City of York Council. The unit is dedicated to preventing and dealing with serious crimes and abuse such as child sexual exploitation and serious domestic violence throughout North Yorkshire.
Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements (MAPPA)
MAPPA (Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements) are a set of arrangements to manage the risk posed by the most serious sexual and violent offenders (MAPPA eligible offenders) under the provisions of sections 325 to 327B of the Criminal Justice Act 2003. They bring together the Police, Probation and Prison Services in each of the 42 areas in England and Wales into what is known as the MAPPA Responsible Authority.
National Volunteer Police Cadets
North Yorkshire Police is committed to running a two-year pilot Volunteer Police Cadet Unit in York. The pilot is run in conjunction with Askham Bryan College and their Uniformed Public Services Course. North Yorkshire Police and its cadets are dependent on the professionalism and reliability of everyone involved in the programme, including our VPC support volunteers. The scheme is primarily a youth inclusion and engagement scheme designed to encourage young people to develop new skills, self-esteem and self confidence in the service of our communities. It aims to boost links between the police and young people and to promote good citizenship. The scheme is not about recruiting future police officers – it is about supporting the development of young people and making a difference to communities.
National Police Chiefs’ Council
The National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) helps the police cut crime and keep the public safe by joining up the operational response to the most serious and strategic threats. Focusing on operational delivery and developing national approaches on issues such as finance, technology and human resources, we work closely with the College of Policing, which is responsible for developing professional standards.
Neighbourhood Watch is a long-established countywide voluntary organisation based on the simple philosophy of “getting together with your neighbours to reduce local crime and disorder to make your neighbourhood a safer and better place to live, work and play”.
NHS (Air/ambulance, HART)
HART units are based in each of England’s ten NHS Ambulance Trusts (in some cases with more than one team within the unit), which means they are able to cover the whole of the country, in some cases working together on specific incidents.
Yorkshire Ambulance Service forms part of the NHS response to major emergencies like flooding, public transport incidents, pandemic flu and chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear (CBRN) incidents.
Yorkshire Air Ambulance Servce have the resources and effective, well-practiced plans in place to ensure we are ready for action, whatever the emergency.
North Yorkshire County and District Councils
The council is responsible for providing a wide range of public services to the people of the county. As a democratically elected body and community leader, they act as a champion and spokesperson for North Yorkshire and its people. They aim to listen to communities and take action on their behalf to make North Yorkshire an even better place to live for everyone. The councillors, elected by the people of North Yorkshire, are active in their local communities responding to the needs of the public and addressing important local issues. They represent and promote the interests of North Yorkshire when dealing with regional, national and international affairs.
The North Yorkshire Criminal Justice Board is one of 42 Local Criminal Justice Boards (LCJBs) in England and Wales, and brings together the chief officers of all the criminal justice agencies and partnerships across York and North Yorkshire to coordinate delivery of the criminal justice system.
North Yorkshire Strategic Partnership
The North Yorkshire Strategic Partnership (NYSP) brings together the principal public sector agencies responsible for promoting the economic, social and environmental wellbeing of communities in the county, together with partners from the voluntary and community and business sectors and each of the district-level local strategic partnerships.
NPAS (Helicopter Watch)
The National Police Air Service (NPAS) is a nationally managed, regionally organised service to deliver vital air support to forces locally. It operates under a National Collaboration Agreement covering all the police areas in England and Wales.
The focus of NPAS is to deliver a more cost effective service, balancing the need to save money in a challenging economic environment against the need to ensure the police service has a quickly deployable asset that can be used to tackle crime and protect the public.
North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue
Traditionally, the fire service was regarded as providing emergency response to fires and other incidents. Their remit is now much wider, covering the full spectrum of emergencies but also involving a huge commitment to community safety and prevention work, including the enforcement of fire safety legislation. The services which are provided to the community are split into categories:
They provide an emergency response service to fire and other emergencies, including road traffic collisions, chemical spillages and flooding. Although not a legal duty, the service will respond to any potentially life threatening incident at the time of call.
They provide advice, education and community safety initiatives to reduce the incidences of fires, road traffic accidents and other life threatening hazards.
They enforce fire safety legislation and provide statutory and non-statutory consultation concerning fire safety in buildings and workplaces. This work combines with prevention activities to create a safer environment for all, whether at work, play or in the home.
Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner (PFCC)
The Office of the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner is completely separate from the police as it performs an important, independent scrutiny role. The Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner is specifically responsible for seeking the public’s views on policing and community safety decisions that affect them directly. Commissioning appropriate services for local people.
Policing Yorkshire and the Humber
The Regional Programme Team is set up to coordinate the vision of the four Police Forces and four Police Authorities of Yorkshire and the Humber to work together to build capacity and capability in specialist and strategic areas of policing, particularly protective services.
Ripon Museum Trust
The Ripon Museum Trust was set up in 1981 “to provide and maintain a museum or museums in Ripon” and opened the Prison and Police Museum in 1984. The Trust is responsible for the largest collection of police memorabilia in the North of England, including those of the North Yorkshire and West Yorkshire Police forces.
A North Yorkshire traffic safety website for motorists, motorcyclists and bicyclists. It has advice for school children all the way up to older drivers.
Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI)
The RNLI provides lifesaving services at sea throughout Yorkshire and the UK. They provide, on call, a 24-hour lifeboat search and rescue service and a seasonal lifeguard service. Their values reflect the way they do business as an organisation. The Royal National Lifeboat Institution has been announced as the official charity partner for this year’s Tour de Yorkshire.
Safeguarding Adults Board
The York Safeguarding Adults Board is a multi-agency group committed to protecting all vulnerable adults. Key to the safeguarding of adults is a partnership approach involving the police, local councillors, health services and voluntary organisations who all work together to ensure vulnerable people receive the support they need.
The North Yorkshire Safeguarding Adults Board has been set up to protect adults who may be at risk from abuse by promoting co-operation and effective working practices between different agencies.
Safeguarding Children Boards
Safeguarding Children Boards are comprised of agencies and professionals responsible for promoting children’s welfare and helping to protect children from abuse and neglect.
Security Industry Authority
Security Industry Authority (SIA) manage the licensing of the private security industry as set out in the Private Security Industry Act 2001. They also aim to raise standards of professionalism and skills within the private security industry and to promote and spread best practice. North Yorkshire Police recognises the SIA as the lead body in the regulation and enforcement of security staff (Security Industry Act 2001) employed within licensed premises, and will work in partnership with this organisation to ensure the licensing objectives and SIA requirements are met.
Secured by design
Secured by Design (SBD) is a national scheme focusing on the design and security for new & refurbished homes, commercial premises and car parks as well as the acknowledgement of quality security products and crime prevention projects. It supports the principles of ‘designing out crime’ through physical security and processes. Secured by Design works with the industry and test houses to create high level security standards, responding to trends in crime, and has given input on a number of key standards. The principles of the scheme have been proven to reduce the risk of crime and the fear of crime.
Street Triage – Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust and North Yorkshire Police
When police attend an incident out of hours, and believe that an individual involved has a mental illness, learning disability or substance misuse problem, they contact the street triage team of mental health nurses to carry out an immediate assessment. This determines whether the person should be held under Section 136 of the MHA and if not, whether any follow up is needed from mental health, social or substance misuse services.
Those people who do need care and treatment receive the right services quickly, and that those who don’t are not unnecessarily detained. There are triage teams working with North Yorkshire police in Scarborough, Ryedale, York and Selby. The service has been backed by the Home Office and has received national praise, including from the Home Secretary, Theresa May.
Supporting Victims provides support and information services to victims of crime in North Yorkshire.
They can provide support for anyone affected by crime, whether reported or not, including victims, bereaved relatives, parents or guardians of victims under 18 and members of staff where a business has been a victim of crime.
Supporting Victims (hate crime)
We’re all different but feeling worried, isolated, scared or ashamed are all perfectly normal. Being a victim of a hate crime can be upsetting as you have been targeted because of who you are, or who or what your attacker thinks you are.
Hate crimes are often not reported because the victim feels trapped and alone. The truth is, it can happen to anybody, and there is support available.
You may feel that no-one can help, but just talking to someone here about what you are going through will make you realise that there are people on your side. We can help you understand what is happening and guide you to specialist organisations who will support you moving forward.
True Vision provides information about hate crime or incidents and how to report it. Hate crimes and incidents come in many different forms. It can be because of hatred on the grounds of your race, religion, sexual orientation, transgender identity or disability.
On their website, victims can:
find out what hate crimes or hate incidents are.
find out about the ways you can report them.
report using the online form.
find information about people that can help and support you if you have been a victim.
UK Border Agency
UK Visas and Immigration is responsible for making millions of decisions every year about who has the right to visit or stay in the country, with a firm emphasis on national security and a culture of customer satisfaction for people who enter the UK legally.
University of York – Connect
Connect is a collaborative project between the University of York and North Yorkshire Police on new approaches to dealing with mental health problems. Building on existing partnerships, the project involves multiple research streams to find better ways of dealing with mental health issues through increased collaboration, the identification of ‘what works’, the production and sharing of research information and improved training.
Vulnerable Assessment Team (VAT)
VAT replaces the units formerly referred to as the ‘multi-agency safety hub’, ‘central referral unit’ or the ‘safeguarding team’. The team works on safeguarding children and vulnerable adults from abuse. VAT works with partner agencies to collate information on at-risk children, and adults who are at risk of abuse. The team work from the city of York Council’s West offices in York and NYCC, County Hall offices in Northallerton.
North Yorkshire Health and Wellbeing Board provides strategic leadership and encourages integrated working between health & social care and oversee where appropriate partnership arrangements such as pooled budgets.
The City of York Health and Wellbeing Board is a group of people from different organisations in York who meet in public about 6 times every year. They work together to make improvements to the health and wellbeing of York residents.
What Works Centre for Crime Reduction
The What Works Centre for Crime Reduction reviews research on practices and interventions to reduce crime, label the evidence on interventions in terms of quality, cost, impact, mechanism, context and implementation issues. It provides Police and Crime Commissioners and other crime reduction stakeholders with the knowledge, tools and guidance to help them target their resources more effectively. The Centre is led by a core team from the College of Policing and supported by a commissioned partnership programme; this has been jointly funded by the College and the Economic and Social Research Council.
York and North Yorkshire Probation Trust
York and North Yorkshire Probation Trust is a criminal justice agency, responsible for protecting the public in North Yorkshire by punishing and rehabilitating offenders. Across the county they are working to reduce crime and to help build safer communities.