More effective responses to anti-social behaviour

Closed 17 May 2011

Opened 2 Mar 2011

Results updated 16 Oct 2012

Safer Bristol Partnership responded to the Home Office consultation having canvassed opinion of local citizens and practitioners.  Our feedback was subsequently considered by Government who, on 22 May 2012, published a white paper: Putting Victims First, A More Effective Responses to Anti-Social Behaviour.


The government are consulting on their latest plans to reform the way we tackle anti-social behaviour.

Why your views matter

This consultation asks for your opinions on government plans to change the way we 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.

We're interested in what you think the implications will be of making these changes as well as your views on the details of how the new tools should work.

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.

If you would like to comment on any of the above or would like full details about the proposals and the consultation process visit the Home Office website.


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