Cross-sector Safety and Security Communications (CSSC) spring update 2023: focusing on VaWG
Cross-sector Safety and Security Communications (CSSC) continues to work in partnership to share authoritative security-related messages at pace to businesses and communities across the UK.
There is ongoing growth in the number of messages cascaded from the authoritative partners (who include police services, local and central government) and the total number of recipient industry leaders (the representatives for each industry sector who cascade the messaging within their sector).
Controlling this initiative is the CSSC Hub, which acts as an interface between those that have information and those that want to receive it. During 2023, the hub team is examining ways of streamlining the registration process, to allow applicants to self-register onto the messaging platform.
The major theme for this year, in conjunction with the City of London Crime Prevention Association (CoLCPA) is to provide support and messaging for the prevention of ‘Violence against Women and Girls’ (VAWG). The partnership includes the Safer Business Network, domestic abuse groups, Metropolitan Police Service, British Transport Police and City of London Police, and aims to support this major national police initiative.
A total of 1,674 CSSC national and regional messages have been sent in the last eight years. The average number of messages sent during 2022 was 34 per month.
CSSC messages are currently sent to a national cascade of 3,692 Industry Sector Leaders.
The increased awareness of CSSC throughout the UK has resulted in a large number of registrations by local government authorities. 154 local authorities are currently registered with CSSC. These consist of County, Borough, City and Town Councils.