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.”
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.