Presentation on theme: "David Pattison Director of Legal and Public Health Protection Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Bill."— Presentation transcript:
David Pattison Director of Legal and Public Health Protection Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Bill
New approach to anti-social behaviour Replaces the current toolkit for dealing with anti-social behaviour and places new duties on local authorities and the police Timescale – passage of the Bill - currently in the House of Lords so not yet law. The Bill can still change and will not come into force until the new year at the earliest.
Policy aims of changes White paper set 4 objectives: 1. Focus the response to anti-social behaviour on the needs of victims 2. Empower communities to get involved in tackling anti-social behaviour 3. Ensure professionals are able to protect the public quickly – giving them faster, more effective formal powers 4. Focus on long-term solutions – by addressing the underlying issues
Injunction to prevent nuisance and annoyance (IPNA) has replaced the Anti-social behaviour order (ASBO) Lower standard of proof required to obtain an IPNA sought in the County Court Can be sought by local authority, police and others
Community Protection Notices (CPN) The community protection notice is intended to deal with unreasonable, ongoing problems or nuisances which negatively affect the community’s quality of life by targeting the person responsible (clause 40(1)).
CPN – replaces measures such as litter clearing notices, defacement removal notices and street litter control notices Can be issued by local authorities, police and in some cases housing associations against individuals or businesses. They cover a wider range of behaviour (all behaviour that is detrimental to the local community’s quality of life)
Public spaces protection orders The public spaces protection order is intended to deal with a particular nuisance or problem in a particular area that is detrimental to the local community’s qualify of life, by imposing conditions on the use of that area.
The order could also be used to deal with likely future problems. It will replace designated; public place orders gating orders dog control orders.
Examples of where a new order could be used include prohibiting the consumption of alcohol in public parks or ensuring dogs are kept on a leash in children’s play areas. Linked closure powers for police and directions powers
Community Trigger The community trigger is a new duty on local authorities, police and health to; –undertake a case review when someone makes an application and the –threshold for review is met. Registered providers of social housing will have a duty to cooperate with the group.
Community Trigger There will be a statutory duty on relevant authorities to: (1) Decide and publish the threshold, criteria, process, single point of contact and appeals process (2) Consult the Police & Crime Commissioner in making review procedures (3) Share information with other agencies (4) Publish data on numbers of Community Triggers received.