Tag Community Trigger

Housing Associations and the Community Trigger

Much of our work on the Community Trigger has focused on councils and police, mainly because they represent the lead agency across England and Wales.  However, housing associations are a key player in Community Safety and named as one of the relevant bodies in the Community Trigger legislation.  What are housing associations doing to promote

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NEWS RELEASE: SAFETY NET FAILING VICTIMS

Agencies Ignore Victims of Anti-Social Behaviour at their Peril Legislation is ignored and victims of anti-social behaviour continue to be held at arm’s length, a new report finds. Work undertaken by charity ASB Help identifies numerous failing with the Community Trigger, also called the ASB Case Review, introduced as part of the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime

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Police Distance

My last blog was about the Switchboard Stress of trying to contact local councils to find out some information about the Community Trigger.  A member of the public commented on the post on our Facebook page that they had been one of the people I was concerned about: trying to activate a Community Trigger through

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PCC promotion of the Community Trigger

What have Police and Crime Commissioners got to do with anti-social behaviour? Well, we would suggest they have quite a lot to do with it!  Firstly, when they run for this elected post, they speak out about how they will help victims of both crime and anti-social behaviour.  They also speak out about helping vulnerable

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Neighbour Dispute Confusion

I sense there is a rather sketchy distinction going on across the country between anti-social behaviour and a neighbour dispute.  At best this is causing confusion.  At worst it is leaving innocent, vulnerable victims ignored and without proper support and help. “Nothing was done because it was labelled a neighbour dispute.” Is this a familiar

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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

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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

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