Home Office issues statutory guidance on reform of anti-social behaviour powers

The Home Office has issued statutory guidance for frontline professionals on the reform of anti-social behaviour powers.

The guidance, Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014: Reform of anti-social behaviour powers, has two parts. The first, Putting victims first, covers:

  • Community Trigger;
  • Community Remedy.

The second, More effective powers, covers:

  • Early and informal interventions;
  • Civil injunction;
  • Criminal behaviour order;
  • Dispersal power;
  • Community protection notice;
  • Public spaces protection order;
  • Closure power;
  • New absolute ground for possession.

The Home Office said: “This guidance is written primarily for the police officers, council staff and social landlords who will use the new powers.”

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A copy of the guidance can be viewed here.

The Government has also produced specific advice on how the new anti-social behaviour powers can be used to deal with irresponsible dog ownership.

This document, which was produced in conjunction with the Welsh Assembly Government, can be viewed here.


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