Event Summary

The police recorded 1.3 million incidents of anti-social behaviour (ASB) in the year ending March 2022, with 24% of adults personally witnessing or experiencing anti-social behaviour in their area. It has a devastating effect on victims, witnesses and communities, yet it is still chronically underreported, suggesting incidences of ASB are much higher than official statistics acknowledge.

Westminster Insight’s Digital Conference brings together stakeholders from the police, local authorities, social housing and voluntary sectors to discuss policy changes and share practical experiences to improve responses to anti-social behaviour (ASB).

You will learn from best practice case studies on key challenges including prevention, early intervention, successful multi-agency partnerships, supporting victims, positive perpetrator engagement and enforcement action when necessary.

Explore how to better protect victims and promote the Community Trigger to encourage people to speak out and improve their satisfaction and confidence with how complaints are handled.

Discover how multi-agency partnerships can successfully combine resources and share data to support the victim, find solutions to the problem and challenge the perpetrator’s behaviour.

Understand how to engage vulnerable ASB perpetrators with complex needs, including mental health, substance misuse and homelessness.

We will hear best practice from preventative work to curb the increase in ASB and early intervention to prevent escalation of the incidents.

*Office for National Statistics, ‘Crime in England and Wales: year ending March 2022’

Key Points

  • Government priorities and initiatives to tackle ASB
  • Supporting victims of ASB by promoting use of the Community Trigger and providing effective, transparent and proportionate resolution processes
  • Bringing partner agencies together to provide joint responses and solutions to local incidents of ASB
  • Best use of ASB preventative interventions through improved police visibility, security measures, youth engagement and use of the Safer Streets Fund
  • Working with vulnerable perpetrators of ASB to instigate behaviour changes and prevent future incidents
  • Tools and enforcement powers to tackle ASB