EVERYONE has the right to live their lives free from intimidation, harassment and other disorders that damage their quality of life.
Anti-social behaviour can affect anyone at any time but dealing with the effects is not something that a single agency can handle in isolation.
Here at South Kesteven District Council we’ve been working with Lincolnshire Police and other agencies as part of a pilot, trialing a new multi-agency, anti-social behaviour scheme that is currently being utilised in selected areas of England and Wales.
The focus of the new scheme is on the victim of ASB as well as education, rehabilitation and prevention.
The new approach has led to improved handling and logging of complaints, risk assessment tools to identify the most vulnerable victims, and improved IT systems to ensure information from partners is shared more easily, which is particularly important to ensure that those at the greatest risk of harm are quickly identified and an effective response is provided. The approach also involves engaging with local communities to identify issues and work together to address them.
By encouraging greater personal and community involvement in neighbourhoods, we will be able to beat anti-social behaviour together.
To report ASB, call the freephone number 0800 183 0279.
SKDC head of environment services Dave Banks