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Antisocial Behaviour

Volume 493: debated on Monday 1 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent guidance her Department has issued to local authorities on tackling antisocial behaviour. (276711)

We have provided front-line staff including local authorities with a range of guidance on tackling antisocial behaviour. This has included:

Updated guidance on the use of existing tools and powers: May 2008;

Updated guidance on providing support to victims and witnesses of antisocial behaviour: May 2008;

Guidance on closure of premises associated with persistent disorder or nuisance: December 2008; and

A guide to reviewing antisocial behaviour orders given to young people: February 2009.

The ASB telephone ActionLine service and ASB website provide additional support to the public and staff engaged in tackling ASB. We also held regular events to keep practitioners up to speed with the latest practice in using the wide range of ASB tools and powers available to them.