The ASB Pledge

This is the ASB Help PLEDGE for local agencies signing up to the Community Trigger:

1. Promote awareness: Actively encourage the use of the community trigger to residents and partner agencies.
2. Legality: Confirm your organisation is legally compliant and embracing the spirit of the community trigger.
3. Ensure accessibility: Publicise the community trigger so the most vulnerable know what it is and how to invoke it.
4. Develop your process: Embrace the full potential of the community trigger by continually reviewing and learning from best practice.
5. Generate inclusivity: Use community trigger review meetings to work collaboratively and strategically, formulating solutions to end the anti-social behaviour.
6. Establish a precedent of using the community trigger to put victims first and deter perpetrators.

Following a successful pilot of the ASB Help Pledge, we welcome interested organisations to take a look at what the Pledge is and how subscribing to it will show your commitment to victims of anti-social behaviour. Please get in touch if you would like to be part of the ASB Help Pledge or you would like to receive further information about it.

A print out, PDF version of both the Pledge and the FAQ’s can be found here: The ASB Help Pledge


Here are some of our frequently asked questions to aid your understanding of what the Pledge entails and how you can join.

A. Your organisation must pledge to incorporate ASB Help’s best practice
guidance into your internal community trigger policies and procedures.

A. You can access ASB Help’s best practice guidance from the ASB Help
practitioner website (coming soon!). All guidance is in word format to enable you to tailor it to your organisation.

A. We provide the following documents: A self-assessment checklist to inform
your policies and procedures are legally compliant and incorporate best
practice. We also provide best practice wording on the community trigger and
an example terms of reference document to help govern review meetings. This
covers contentious issues such as information sharing and how to formulate a
strategy to bring an end to the anti-social behaviour as well as how to
guarantee the victim’s voice is heard. We also provide a Chair’s pack and
supplementary guidance on the range of legal and non-legal interventions
available to practitioners to resolve anti-social behaviour. We will regularly add
to this resource with up to date content we identify as being helpful to

A. No. ASB Help is a charity committed to helping victims of anti-social
behaviour and we provide this guidance for free. ASB help can assist with
more bespoke guidance which would involve visiting an organisation and
reviewing their policies and procedures to offer best practice advice. A
nominal fee to cover expenses would be requested. ASB Help can recommend
consultancy services to assist with wider anti-social behaviour management.
Please email ASB Help directly to obtain further information about this. ASB
Help is not insured or qualified to provide legal advice.
ASB HELP is a Registered Charity committed to helping victims and practitioners managing anti-social behaviour.
The ASB Help charity number is 1152851. Email:

A. Joining the ASB Help PLEDGE shows the community you are committed to
identifying and supporting victims of anti-social behaviour. It demonstrates
your willingness to work collaboratively to bring an end to anti-social
behaviour as well as steadfast determination to deter such behaviour in the
future. By utilising ASB Help’s best practice guidance, you are signalling to
stakeholder’s you have embraced the spirit of the community trigger and you
are meeting your obligations to the community.

A. Yes, you can publish the ASB Help PLEDGE in your marketing material.
ASB Help will also publicise your organisation has joined the PLEDGE but we
reserve the right to remove any publicity if we identify concerns that an
organisation is not adhering to the commitments in the PLEDGE.

Useful Documents