Community safety delivery plan outline 2021-2022

Priority one: anti-social behaviour

Early intervention prevention

We want to:

  • reduce the number of ASB incidents reported in hotspot areas
  • create better awareness amongst young people of the harms caused by ASB
  • deploy quicker more effective responses at an early stage
  • work effectively as a partnership and coordinate agency responses
  • develop a greater understanding and knowledge of the extent of ASB across the district
  • use the tools and powers available to all of the agencies in a more consistent and effective way

To do this we will:

  • commission diversionary sporting and/or cultural activity in the community aimed at providing positive alternative activities for young people
  • triage ASB reports to key agencies to prevent duplicated responses and ensuring the most appropriate supporting agency offers support at the earliest opportunity
  • collect data from all agencies in the district that receive reports of ASB and combine it to develop a better picture of where, when and how ASB occurs
  • deploy policing patrols into key hotspot areas at the most appropriate times
  • develop joint training for staff who manage and respond to ASB

 

Managing perpetrators

We want to:

  • reduce incidences of ASB caused by repeat perpetrators

To do this we will:

  • identify repeat perpetrators of ASB and use the tools available to take swift positive action against those causing ASB to ‘stop the harm’ caused by them

Supporting victims and witnesses

We want to:

  • end disputes and resolve issues of ASB at the earliest possible stage
  • ensure victims and witnesses have access to the support services they need

To do this, we will:

  • keep victims and witnesses up to date of how any cases are progressing
  • use mediation to provide effective solutions that all parties buy into
  • identify and offer specialist support services where specific needs are identified (e.g. mental health support or referral to drug and alcohol support services)

Public confidence

We want to:

  • develop a community more capable of responding to, recognising and managing ASB
  • keep the people of Lichfield district informed as to how we are managing and tackling ASB

To do this we will:

  • support elected members with ASB raised at a ward level
  • develop regular communications and messaging to the people of Lichfield District to encourage them to manage instances of ASB more effectively and seek support from the CSP as required