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  • Victims being Failed
    “Stalking victims being failed, say watchdogs” (BBC on 5th July 2017) “Bijan Ebrahimi: Police ‘failed’ murdered man for years.” (BBC on 5th July 2017) There is a familiar theme here in these 2 reports that came out last week.  One report was published by the Independent Police Complaints Commission, the other by HMIC (Her Majesty’s […]
  • Fundamental Flaw
    We believe that there is a fundamental flaw underlying victim empowerment when individuals are dealing with such big organisations like Councils and social landlords.  The relationship is so unbalanced that it is easy to see how a victim could be ignored and feel powerless. The Victim’s Voice From our perspective, as a charity seeking to […]
  • The Elephant in the Room
    Mental Health and Anti-Social Behaviour This week is Mental Health Awareness week.  As we hear from victims and speak to agencies, it is clear that mental health and anti-social behaviour are closely interlinked. It is a difficult topic and we would suggest that often in cases of ASB it is the elephant in the room […]
  • Trigger brings Positive Results
    ASB Help has outlined many of the failings of the Community Trigger (or ASB Case Review) in our report: “The Community Trigger: Empowerment or Bureaucratic Exercise”.  However, it is still our belief that it has the potential to make a real difference.  Here is a case study which shows how positive results can come out […]
  • Age UK radio interview
    During the month of April, a radio interview with Age UK was aired a number of times on ‘The Wireless’, to an audience of older people.  We were delighted to be a guest on the ‘We’ve Got Mail‘ programme, alongside Age UK’s own expert on anti-social behaviour, Lottie Beauchamp. We answered questions from 5 different […]
  • 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 […]

 
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