Community Safety

The Breckland OPT comprises of officers from the Breckland Council Anti-Social Behaviour team and Norfolk Constabulary working collaboratively with Housing Associations and other agencies to address anti-social behaviour across the Breckland District. 

The OPT works with both perpetrators and victims of anti-social behaviour to resolve the issue, whether this is with an individual or a group of people who are causing or suffering harm.

Find out more information about Norfolk's County Community Safety Partnership (opens new window).

Whatever your concern, the team endeavours to meet the following standards when dealing with an anti-social behaviour complaint:

  • Listen to you and take your problem seriously.
  • Take action or give advice to try to resolve the problems you have reported.
  • Try to prevent the problems happening again.
  • Support you and keep you informed.
  • Tell you what they have done.


Breckland Council has 94 CCTV cameras deployed across the five market towns of Thetford, Dereham, Swaffham, Attleborough and Watton.

The aim of the system is to improve safety, reduce crime and fear of crime, and provide support to businesses and the Police. The system is operated in accordance with the Council's Code of Practice and complies with legislation on Human Rights and the Data Protection Act, amongst others.

Our cameras are monitored by the Borough Council of Kings-Lynn & West Norfolk - details can be found: CCTV - Borough Council of Kings-Lynn & West Norfolk (opens new window).

Children and young people

Norfolk County Council has a Local Safeguarding Children's Board (LSCB) in place, consisting of statutory and voluntary partners including Breckland Council. The purpose of this board is to ensure a co-ordinated and consistent approach to the safeguarding of children across Norfolk.

Breckland Council has reporting responsibilities and has a duty to pass on any concerns they are made aware of around a child's safety or welfare, either directly to Norfolk County Council or the Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) if necessary. If there is an immediate safeguarding risk to any child, then it will always be reported to the Police too.

Norfolk County Council also provides information on Signs of Safety; a new approach Children Services have implemented, which supports families who may need help bringing up their children. Further information can be found on the Norfolk Safeguarding Children Partnership website (opens new window).


Prevent is part of the UK's counter-terrorism strategy, safeguarding and supporting members of the community to stop them becoming radicalised or supporting violent extremism. 

Find out more about preventing extremism and radicalisation, or report a concern. 

Last updated: 09/02/2024 10:57:11