1. Ideas list for ASB Awareness Week
See what others have done to mark ASB Awareness Week in the past.
2. Stay up to date with the latest best practice and guidance
3. Attend professional training courses to further develop your knowledge, skills and confidence
Continued Professional Development (CPD) can help you keep your skills and knowledge up to date and prepare you for greater responsibilities. It can boost your confidence, strengthen your professional credibility and help you become more creative in tackling new challenges.
► CPD-Accredited Training
There are a range of CPD-Accredited professional courses available through CSPT (Community Safety Professionals Training), including BTECs Levels 2-5.
► The Apprenticeship
The ASB and Community Safety Officer Apprenticeship is also a fantastic route to being qualified with on-the-job experience, and the perfect option for organisations looking to effectively employ motivated and qualified individuals for ASB and Community Safety roles.
► Other Professional Training
There are a range of training courses available through Resolve covering topics such as, 'Introduction to ASB', 'Safeguarding Awareness', 'The Use of Injunctions', 'Supporting Victims and Witnesses', 'Non-Legal Remedies', 'Resilience Training' and much more. See upcoming training opportunities here.
There are also a number of free trainings and events throughout the year for Resolve Members, such as #GoldenHour discussions, ASB Digital Day and Spotlight Sessions. Members can find the details of these in our Resolve Weekly emails and fortnightly Event Bulletins.
4. Join our community (if you haven't already)
Being a Member of Resolve provides your organisation with a vast multitude of resources and support to help you deal with anti-social behaviour issues and to make your communities safer.
Membership entitles an unlimited number of your colleagues to access all of our support, resources, free events etc.
5. Connect and share best practice with other practitioners and professionals
6. Sign up to the Community Safety Charter
What is it?
The aim of the Community Safety Charter is to involve a wide range of local organisations, charities, businesses and groups to work towards eliminating harassment, antisocial behaviour, and intimidation experienced by anyone who lives, works, studies, or visits anywhere in England and Wales. The Community Safety Charter is a means by which Neighbourhood Watch members, local residents, businesses, and organisations, agree to do whatever they can together to provide an environment that is safer for everyone, and help us to meet this goal by committing to The Pledges.
- Promote a culture that does not tolerate antisocial behaviour, harassment, intimidation and hostility towards others
- Enable others to identify and take an active stance against these crimes and incidents
- Actively encourage and support those who experience or witness these crimes and incidents to report them to the relevant authorities
- Support those affected and signpost those who need further support to agencies who can help them
Who can sign up?
Any individual, community group, Neighbourhood Watch scheme, business, charity or other organisation in England and Wales can sign up for FREE, including schools and universities, community centres, taxi firms and public places (such as museums, libraries and leisure centres).
What will I receive?
- Downloadable copies of the Charter to display
- Downloadable or interactive training modules in various formats to use for you and your members/staff/volunteer
- Crime prevention advice and guidance through our dedicated website pages
- Other promotional materials (for example badges, pens, window display stickers and beer mats) to purchase at a later stage
- The opportunity to attend online events to share ideas and good practices in promoting and implementing the Charter.
- The opportunity to sign up for Alerts about the crime affecting your local area
- Invited to become a Affiliate member of Neighbourhood Watch, whilst keeping your group or business identity.