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Anti-Social Behaviour Case Review (Community Trigger) procedure

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ASBO youth

​Ongoing anti-social behaviour causing harassment, alarm, or distress to members of the public in Luton Borough may need further intervention by organisations such as the council, Police, health organisation, and registered social landlords.

Together they may be able to find a solution by completing a joint case review and action plan. Victims and/or complainants are entitled to apply for a review of their case if they feel the problem has not been resolved, despite having previously reported it to one or more agencies and even if those agencies had supported a joint action plan.

The Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014, sets out the requirement for local authorities and others to make arrangements for, and to carry out, Anti-Social Behaviour Case Reviews – otherwise known as the ‘Community Trigger’. There are certain criteria that need to be met in order for anti-social behaviour cases to be considered for a case review, which is explained in the attached document entitled ‘ASB Case Review procedure’. 

Also attached is an application form. Once completed the form should be e-mailed to communitysafety@luton.gov.uk. The procedure is administered by Luton Borough Council on behalf of partner agencies.
 
Enquires about the procedure, or to apply for a postal application form, can be made to the following specific points of contact:
 
Community Safety Team
Telephone: 01582 546000
Email: communitysafety@luton.gov.uk.
 
Alternatively a postal application form can be obtained by writing to the following address:
Community Safety Team, Luton Police Station,  Buxton Road, Luton, LU1 1SD

2015/16 ASB reviews

The Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 sets out the requirement for agencies, including us, to make arrangements for and to carry out anti-social behaviour case reviews – otherwise known as the ‘Community Trigger’.

Together these agencies can review anti-social behaviour cases and consider actions that could be taken in order to find a solution for the victim or complainant. The reviews focus on the current situation and what else could be done, and not as a complaints procedure.

At the end each financial year we will publish data relating to the case reviews. In Luton in 2015/16 there were three applications for case reviews and three case reviews carried out (there were no times that it was decided that the threshold for a review was not met).

There was one case review carried out that resulted in recommendations being made (in the other two the person who activated the trigger did not wish to pursue the application/ did not provide sufficient detail to enable a full review to be carried out).

 

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