If antisocial behaviour (ASB) is affecting your quality of life, or making you fear for your safety or the safety of others, there are people who can help. You can contact the police, your local council Community Safety Department or, if relevant, your housing provider.
These partner agencies have a role to play in reducing anti-social behaviour, supporting the most vulnerable and dealing with the people responsible.
Antisocial behaviour is an incident that falls short of a crime, where the behaviour of an individual or group causes or is likely to cause:
harassment, alarm or distress to any person, not of the same household
another party to feel personally threatened
a public nuisance or detrimental impact upon the environment
a detrimental effect upon the quality of life of an individual or the community as a whole
It is important to keep records of the behaviour and when it is happening. Don't be afraid to tell one of the partner agencies about it and to ask for support when you need it. To help you and others:
look out for others that may experience antisocial behaviour and report it on their behalf
Antisocial behaviour case review
The case review empowers repeat victims of antisocial behaviour to ask for a review of the actions partner agencies have taken to resolve their concerns. To be eligible, you need to:
have reported three separate but related incidents of ASB in the last six months to the council, police or registered housing provider and feel no effective action has been taken to resolve the ASB which persists.
have a senior manager within a responsible authority decide that a Community Trigger is necessary to safeguard a vulnerable victim of ASB.
Each of the incidents need to have been reported within 30 days of them taking place. A single incident which is reported to more than one agency only counts as one incident. The victim can be a business, individual or a community group.
How to use the case review
ASB case reviews are processed by the Community Saftey / ASB team within the council. To use the case review, please visit the website of your local council and search for ‘Community Trigger’ where you will find further details on the process and how to apply.
You can also find information on the number of case review requests received for the last financial year.