DIY Premises Closure Orders Process
The 2014 ASB Crime & Policing Act revolutionised the way agencies are able to respond and address anti-social behaviour and criminal activity. The Act empowers ASB Practitioners and enforcement agencies by providing tools, guidance and the flexibility to be innovative.
In particular the powers associated with Premises Closure Orders enable Housing Providers, Police and Community Safety teams to address ASB successfully across all tenures, and take legal action where necessary.
The course establishes a thorough understanding of the Premises Closure Process as well as the ability to recognise and safeguard vulnerable tenants.
The course emphasises the importance of strong, local partnership working and effective working practices including information sharing. It looks at the process of legal action, and the Equality and Human Rights Act.
Who should attend
This is a must for Housing and ASB Officers and Managers, Social Workers and those supporting vulnerable adults with substance misuse, Police Officers & Community Safety Teams
Successful completion will allow delegates to:
- Identify safeguarding risks to vulnerable tenants at risk of exploitation
- Clarify the importance of partnership
- Explain the Partial and Full Closure Order options
- Give a step by step process to how to develop a Premises Closure Order legal bundle
- Give an understanding of the importance of the equality assessment
- Explain the Court Application process and basic advocacy framework
- Discuss the importance of enforcing the order
- Consider sanctions on persistent offenders
- Explain how to extend and/or amend the Order
- Explore the ability to use Closure Orders on HMOs and blocks
Supervising ASB / Community Safety casework
The ability to supervise ASB / Community Safety casework effectively is an important function for managers of teams tackling & investigating cases of antisocial behaviour / community safety.
This half day course will teach managers and aspiring managers how to supervise cases and ensure compliance with the law. It will also teach them how to develop their case workers and how to plan for changes and challenges whilst maintaining morale.
Course Content (Learning Objectives)
- Understand how to supervise an antisocial behaviour investigation
- Ensure appropriate investigation techniques and steps for dealing with antisocial behaviour cases are being carried out.
- Ensure that the full range of tools & powers are being explored and used appropriately
- Ensure that victims & witnesses of ASB are being supported effectively
- Ensure that caseworkers are aware of risk and are progressing cases appropriately & timely
- Ensure that caseworkers are working effectively with partners
- Understand what is required to develop and manage antisocial behaviour caseworkers
- Understand the key skills & competencies required
- Appraising staff, developing them and creating remedial action plans
- Planning for change and promoting staff morale
Who should attend ?
Managers & aspiring managers of housing / community safety / ASB teams