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Antisocial Behaviour: Stoke on Trent

Volume 465: debated on Tuesday 23 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Respect programme in Stoke-on-Trent. (159418)

Stoke-on-Trent is one of 77 areas that have benefited from a close working relationship with the Respect task force. Complementing its broad range of approaches to tackle antisocial behaviour and its causes, Stoke has appointed a Parenting Practitioner to work with parents of young people who are involved in or at risk of becoming involved in antisocial behaviour, and has also developed a Family Intervention Project in the Meir neighbourhood. The Local Government User Satisfaction Survey shows that the proportion of the public who perceive a high level of antisocial behaviour in Stoke-on-Trent fell from 50 per cent. in 2003-04 to 31 per cent. in 2006-07.