Community trigger

The aim is that victims are able to demand action, starting with a review of their case, providing the locally defined threshold is met.

The Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 received royal assent on 13 March 2014 and became fully operational from 20 October 2014. It introduced several simpler, more effective powers aimed at tackling anti-social behaviour and providing better protection for victims and communities.

The community trigger gives victims the ability to demand action if they feel that no one is dealing with the anti-social behaviour problems they are experiencing. As well as the victims themselves someone, such as a family member or carer, can use the trigger on behalf of the victim. The Community trigger can be used by individuals, businesses and community groups.

It is hoped that the introduction of this will mean an end to such events as the incident when Fiona Pilkington killed herself and her 18-year-old daughter in 2007 after little attempt was made to stop years of torment from a gang of youngsters.

Now, where the locally defined threshold for the number of complaints is met, it will trigger a joint review by the police, the council, social landlords and clinical commissioning groups. The number of complaints which will trigger the review can be defined locally but must not exceed three complaints in the previous six month period.


New streamlined approach to anti-social behaviour - GOV.UK

What you can do about noisy neighbours - Bristol Post

 The community trigger trials - Gov.UK



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