Anti-Social Behaviour and COVID-19

Read our new blog post on COVID-19 and how it affects: The levels of anti-social behaviour How victims and perpetrators are dealt with Practitioners – how they must adapt to the changes Read the PDF here Feeling frightened? See here Feeling frustrated? See here  Feeling furious? See here  

A good example of practitioners using the Community Trigger…

ASB Help are very proud of PS Wyn Jones of Northamptonshire Police for being the first police officer we know of to activate the Community Trigger for a case of anti-social behaviour in his area. PS Jones recognised the benefits of the Community Trigger and by invoking it himself, the case is being managed collaboratively

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How a lack of local agency support is affecting victims of Anti-Social Behaviour.

08/01/2020 – How can your local organisation help victims of Anti-Social Behaviour in your area? Today ASB Help requested a Community Trigger activation on behalf of two vulnerable victims of persistent anti-social behaviour. They have suffered 3 years of hell, despite the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 giving agencies the tools and powers

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A Pilkington Malaise? Have We Really Learnt the Lessons for 2020?

We talk a lot about the deaths of Fiona Pilkington and her daughter Francecca Hardwick; how their legacy informed the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 and as a cautionary tale to practitioners. But have we really understood the lessons from the Pilkington tragedy and how to apply them in 2020? ‘I am sick

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Will you take the pledge?

The ASB Pledge Following a successful pilot, The ASB Help PLEDGE is now available for all organisations. ASB Help is committed to giving victims of anti-social behaviour a voice. We identified that by working directly with authorities responsible for managing the Community Trigger, and their partner agencies, we could advise them on best practice and

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North-East Threshold Confusion

Earlier this year I visited Middlesbrough and gave a training on the Community Trigger to a few agencies through a Resolve ASB regional meeting.  There I learned something rather interesting … and also extremely concerning. One of the delegates told me that in their local area when a Community Trigger is raised, and it relates

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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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