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Anti-Social Behaviour

Anti-social Behaviour Policy

The Anti-Social Behaviour Act 2003 places a duty on social landlords to publish a policy in relation to anti-social behaviour (ASB).

Our approach to ASB highlights the multi-agency approach needed, and recognises that ASB is often a symptom of more fundamental problems with an individual or household which need to be addressed holistically.

The council aims to tackle ASB on its housing estates by acting promptly and effectively, using appropriate and proportionate interventions, as well as working pro-actively with partner agencies to prevent or reduce ASB.

The Anti-social Behaviour policy details:

  • Actions that may be considered as a proportionate response to ASB. These may be preventative actions, early intervention or enforcement actions.
  • Activities that cannot be considered to be ASB are also identified.
  • Advice is provided within the policy on how to report ASB and who to report it to.
  • Minimum service standards relating to contact with victims.
  • How cases are managed and when they will be closed.