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  • Dispute Despair
    ‘Absolutely nothing was done.  It all still continues.  We are either ignored or treated as perpetrators.’  ‘Jack’, London This is Jack’s side of the story: “No action has ever been taken against my neighbours who continues a 2 year campaign of every instance of ASB imaginable against both my household and another tenant in the […]
  • Let’s Talk
    “The kids continue to run until way after 11 at night.  Since they moved in my daughter struggles to fall asleep and wakes up scared when the loud “bangs” sound so late.”  ‘Sam’ Anti-social behaviour takes so many different forms.  We all have different levels of tolerance to it – since it is defined as […]
  • Is Mediation Right for You?
    One area of dealing with ASB that we haven’t covered much is that of Mediation.  This is where someone independent of both you and the person who you feel is being anti-social towards you comes to listen to both of you and seek to resolve the problem. In anti-social behaviour, there are many clear-cut cases […]
  • Can you Read and Write?
      Two weeks ago I had the privilege of leading a workshop at the Resolve ASB annual conference on “Putting Victims First”.  I co-led the workshop with an ASB practitioner from Greater Manchester who is passionate about putting victims first and led the section on how we do that practically. Her casual mention of the […]
  • Halloween Headache
    The witching hour is upon us once again – for some a source of great fun, for others something to be dreaded. I think you probably either love or hate Halloween! What comes to your mind when you think about this time of year? The clocks going back, gathering round a bonfire or going to […]
  • 2 Years On: The Battle Continues to put Victims First
    Today is 20th October 2016 – it marks the two year anniversary of the implementation of the majority of the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014.  (I say majority because the injunctions were delayed until 2015). A year ago I published a blog on my Trigger Thoughts and how little we knew about whether the […]
  • The Community Trigger. Empowerment or Bureaucratic Exercise?
    ASB Help has launched a report after considerable research into the Community Trigger. The report asks whether this power has created the intended empowerment for victims or whether in practice it is nothing more than a bureaucratic exercise. Please see below for the Executive Summary. The full report can be read here: http://asbhelp.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/The-Community-Trigger-Empowerment-or-Bureaucratic-Exercise-Sept16.pdf Executive Summary […]
  • NEWS RELEASE: Community Trigger fails to empower
    Anti-social behaviour tool for victims in some areas a pointless bureaucratic exercise Just ahead of the two year anniversary of the introduction of the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014, a new report finds how one legal power in particular is not fit for purpose. The new Act aimed to put victims first and in […]
  • Why me?
    “This is having a profound effect upon my life and feels extremely unfair.” ‘Amber’, London The cry of ‘Why me?’ is a common one in all areas of crime and anti-social behaviour. We would also suggest it is not a helpful route of thought to take. That is because there is often no answer to […]
  • When to Approach your Neighbour
    “We have approached them many times to try to resolve our issues, but it usually reverts to its original form. Recently we told them we have had enough and that unless it stops, we will approach the authorities.” ‘James and Carolyn’, Southampton ‘James and Carolyn’ have experienced a lot of anti-social behaviour from their next […]

 
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RSS ASB Help

  • Dispute Despair
    ‘Absolutely nothing was done.  It all still continues.  We are either ignored or treated as perpetrators.’  ‘Jack’, London This is Jack’s side of the story: “No action has ever been taken against my neighbours who continues a 2 year campaign of every instance of ASB imaginable against both my household and another tenant in the […]
  • Let’s Talk
    “The kids continue to run until way after 11 at night.  Since they moved in my daughter struggles to fall asleep and wakes up scared when the loud “bangs” sound so late.”  ‘Sam’ Anti-social behaviour takes so many different forms.  We all have different levels of tolerance to it – since it is defined as […]
  • Is Mediation Right for You?
    One area of dealing with ASB that we haven’t covered much is that of Mediation.  This is where someone independent of both you and the person who you feel is being anti-social towards you comes to listen to both of you and seek to resolve the problem. In anti-social behaviour, there are many clear-cut cases […]
  • Can you Read and Write?
      Two weeks ago I had the privilege of leading a workshop at the Resolve ASB annual conference on “Putting Victims First”.  I co-led the workshop with an ASB practitioner from Greater Manchester who is passionate about putting victims first and led the section on how we do that practically. Her casual mention of the […]
  • Halloween Headache
    The witching hour is upon us once again – for some a source of great fun, for others something to be dreaded. I think you probably either love or hate Halloween! What comes to your mind when you think about this time of year? The clocks going back, gathering round a bonfire or going to […]
  • 2 Years On: The Battle Continues to put Victims First
    Today is 20th October 2016 – it marks the two year anniversary of the implementation of the majority of the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014.  (I say majority because the injunctions were delayed until 2015). A year ago I published a blog on my Trigger Thoughts and how little we knew about whether the […]
  • The Community Trigger. Empowerment or Bureaucratic Exercise?
    ASB Help has launched a report after considerable research into the Community Trigger. The report asks whether this power has created the intended empowerment for victims or whether in practice it is nothing more than a bureaucratic exercise. Please see below for the Executive Summary. The full report can be read here: http://asbhelp.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/The-Community-Trigger-Empowerment-or-Bureaucratic-Exercise-Sept16.pdf Executive Summary […]
  • NEWS RELEASE: Community Trigger fails to empower
    Anti-social behaviour tool for victims in some areas a pointless bureaucratic exercise Just ahead of the two year anniversary of the introduction of the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014, a new report finds how one legal power in particular is not fit for purpose. The new Act aimed to put victims first and in […]
  • Why me?
    “This is having a profound effect upon my life and feels extremely unfair.” ‘Amber’, London The cry of ‘Why me?’ is a common one in all areas of crime and anti-social behaviour. We would also suggest it is not a helpful route of thought to take. That is because there is often no answer to […]
  • When to Approach your Neighbour
    “We have approached them many times to try to resolve our issues, but it usually reverts to its original form. Recently we told them we have had enough and that unless it stops, we will approach the authorities.” ‘James and Carolyn’, Southampton ‘James and Carolyn’ have experienced a lot of anti-social behaviour from their next […]

 
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