Our Autumn / Winter Training Programme for 2023
Crime and Policing Minister, Chris Philp talks about the importance of tackling Anti-social behaviour.
In its recent report on ASB, the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman (LGSCO) has said that people are suffering from anti-social behaviour because councils are not thinking comprehensively about how they can tackle it. The Ombudsman upheld 74% of the cases it has investigated in the past year (ranging from issues such as inconsiderate parking to ongoing harassment and intimidation), and found that too often local councils across England are not using the broad range of tools available to them to tackle ASB - often because they do not fully understand the powers they have as local authorities.
The Regulator of Social Housing has launched a consultation on proposed requirements that all registered social landlords will be expected to meet.
The outcome of the consultation will form the foundation of the new integrated regulatory regime for social housing, which will come into force next year. There are a number of proposals relating to anti-social behaviour that members should be aware of.