Anti-social behaviour policy and procedure

Procedure - community trigger

The Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 includes a new measure which is designed to give victims and communities a say in the way anti-social behaviour is dealt with; The 'community trigger' or ASB case review gives victims the ability to require action, starting with a review of their case, where the locally defined threshold is met.

If there have been 3 separate incidents recorded from the same complainant within a six month period of anti-social behaviour and the complainant does not feel that they have been dealt satisfactorily they can apply for a community trigger where the case will be reviewed.

In terms of the behaviour itself, what is seen as 'anti-social' will vary from victim to victim, and community to community. This is one reason why the way in which incidents of anti-social behaviour are reported has changed and no longer focuses on the behaviour, but on the impact it has on the victim.

Agencies including councils, the police, local health teams and registered providers of social housing have a duty to undertake a case review when someone requests one and the case meets a locally defined threshold.

For further information see the Staffordshire Police website.