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Acceptable Behaviour Contracts: Bexley

Volume 499: debated on Wednesday 11 November 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many acceptable behaviour contracts have been (a) agreed and (b) breached in the London Borough of Bexley in each year since their inception. (298113)

Acceptable behaviour contracts (ABCs) are non-statutory, voluntary agreements which are normally made between a perpetrator of antisocial behaviour and an antisocial behaviour agency or school.

Data on ABCs are collected by the Home Office through a voluntary survey of Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnerships' (CDRPs) use of antisocial behaviour tools and powers. The latest published data indicate that 23 ABCs were made in Bexley between October 2003 and September 2008. Data on breach of ABCs are not collected by the Home Office.