DIY Nightmare

We are in our 80s and strongly feel old age contributes to non action by the Local Authority. ‘John’ and ‘Wendy’, Exeter ‘John’ and ‘Wendy’ own their house and have suffered 10 years of continuous DIY. For weeks on end, early morning to late evening, weekends non-stop, with no courtesy warning of noise to come. […]

Effective Petition

“We have suffered 12 months of harassment and distress because of the behaviour of young people on this park” Matthew Williams, Wolverhampton Residents living on the Duke Park Estate in Bilston presented a petition with 85 signatures to Wolverhampton City Council asking for a local play area to be removed after 12 months of harassment […]

Effective Support for Anti-Social Behaviour Victims

Today we are launching a new report looking at Victim Support’s work with the victims of anti-social behaviour. ASB Help Report Effective Support November 2014 The aim of this research was to establish the availability of Victim Support services across the country and to gain an understanding of the nature of the support available. We […]

PRESS RELEASE: Major gaps in support for victims of anti-social behaviour

Major gaps in support for victims of antisocial behaviour, report finds Despite an estimated 8.2 million anti-social behaviour (ASB) incidents taking place each year, less than a quarter (23%) of victims of antisocial behaviour in England, and only 38% of victims in Wales have access to the support services they need, a report by the […]

Tolerate Respect

A helpful poster I saw recently at Leicestershire Police Headquarters highlighted these two words when looking at anti-social behaviour – Tolerate (in this particular poster above the photo of an elderly person); Respect (above the young boy). At this time of year where incidents of anti-social behaviour traditionally increase thanks to Halloween and Bonfire Night, […]

Trigger Happy

We welcome the introduction today of legislation designed to put victims of anti-social behaviour first. We sincerely hope that victims will indeed feel like they are being put first as agencies implement the new tools. We are very interested to hear from victims about their experiences. We are particularly optimistic about the Community Trigger – […]

Poised for Change as New Legislation Comes into Play

So here we are in October and change is afoot. Later this month we will see the (almost) full enforcement of the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 with its new streamlined tools, designed to put victims first (we understand that the Civil Injunction has been delayed due to the need to make changes […]

Will Victims Still be Left on the Sidelines

This article was published in Westminster Briefings in December 2013 entitled “Anti-Social Behaviour: Will Victims still be Left on the Sidelines” As the draft Anti-Social Behaviour Bill goes under the scrutiny of the House of Lords, a myriad of interests are in evidence. The Government has throughout stated its aim to put the focus on […]