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More effective responses to anti-social behaviour - text version

This consultation has now closed. This is the text version of the consultation ’More effective responses to anti-social behaviour’. You can…

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This is the text version of the consultation ’More effective responses to anti-social behaviour’.

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About the consultation

This consultation asks for your opinions on government plans to streamline the toolkit used to tackle anti-social behaviour, so that the police and partners have faster, more flexible tools. These, plus more effective sanctions, will help professionals and, where necessary the courts, stop anti-social behaviour earlier, and better protect victims and communities.

The proposals include:

  • repealing the ASBO and other court orders and replacing them with two new tools that bring together restrictions on future behaviour and support to address underlying problems
  • ensuring there are powerful incentives on perpetrators to stop behaving anti-socially
  • bringing together many of the existing tools for dealing with place-specific anti-social behaviour
  • bringing together existing police dispersal powers for anti-social behaviour into a single police power
  • making the informal and out-of-court tools for dealing with anti-social behaviour more rehabilitative and restorative
  • introducing a Community Trigger that gives victims and communities the right to require agencies to deal with persistent anti-social behaviour.

We’re interested in what you think the implications of implementing the proposals will be and in your views on the detailed aspects of how the new tools should work.