Anti-social behaviour policy and procedure

Working together and sharing information

The partnerships team

Our partnerships team, together with other key departments, such as Environmental Health, will lead our work in preventing and tackling ASB. Key to this will be the work with partner agencies including (not exhaustive):

  • Staffordshire Police
  • Registered social landlords
  • Education
  • Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service (FARS)
  • Health service
  • Registered charities
  • Residents associations and locality action partnerships (LAPs)
  • Community interest groups
  • Staffordshire County Council - including safeguarding teams
  • Town and parish councils
  • Voluntary sector

Information sharing protocol

All these, and others, have a significant role to play and by working together we will ensure the community is safer and stronger. The partners bring a range of expertise, experience and additional powers that when collaborated, can assist in resolving issues more effectively. As part of this collaborative approach an information sharing protocol has been developed to ensure that appropriate information flows between partners quickly to expedite the resolution of the issues.

Structured formal meetings will assist with the information sharing and add to other informal or small multi professional meetings specific to individual issues. The formal meetings with partners will include (but are not limited to):

  • Joint Operations Group (JOG)
  • Anti-Social Behaviour Early Intervention Case Conference
  • Partnership Vulnerability Hub
  • Vulnerable Adolescents Multi Agency Panel (VAMAP)

Joint Operations Group

The JOG meets on a monthly basis and aims to identify repeat patterns and trends of ASB at locations across the borough. With partners, actions to address the ASB will be allocated and reported back on through the meetings.

Anti-Social Behaviour Early Intervention Case Conference and Vulnerable Adolescents Multi Agency Panel (VAMAP)

The ASB Early Intervention Case Conference meets monthly and focuses on those individuals involved in ASB and are at risk of exploitation. Partners will share information and actions will be allocated to divert individuals and/or agree sanctions to be used to enforce against them.

The Vulnerable Adolescents Multi Agency Panel (VAMAP) works in the same format discussing individuals whom are at high risk of criminal exploitation and vulnerability, whilst mapping out location hotspots and trends all under the framework of contextualized safeguarding.

Partnership Vulnerability Hub

The Partnership Vulnerability Hub meets on a daily basis and gives partners the opportunity to highlight cases of concern involving various vulnerabilities, share information and attribute actions to help resolve the issues raised.