What is ASB Case Review?
The ASB Crime and Policing Act 2014 sets out the Antisocial behaviour (ASB) Case Review process, formerly known as Community Trigger.
The Review is used for victims of persistent ASB which has been reported to any of the main responsible agencies at least three times in the last six months.
By using the Review, victims can request a multi-agency review of their case when a locally-set threshold has been met.
If the threshold has been met, relevant bodies (local authorities, the police, health providers and providers of social housing) must undertake a case review.
Following the review, they will inform the applicant of any action to be taken.
Who can raise an ASB Case Review?
Any victim of ASB can make a request for a Review. In addition, they can ask a third party to make the request on their behalf.
The third party may be a family member, friend or local elected representative (a councillor or MP).
The victim may be an individual, a business or a community group. However, you cannot request a Review anonymously.
How ASB Case Review works
Each local area sets a threshold, which must be met for the Review to be used.
In each of Cleveland’s four areas, your local council is the lead agency for ASB Case Review.
The locally-set threshold in each area of Cleveland is the following:
- An individual has made three or more separate reports about the same problem in the last six months to the council, police or landlord
- More than one individual, business or community group has made five or more reports about the same problem in the last six months to the council, police or landlord
The relevant bodies and responsible authorities, who undertake the case review, are the following:
- Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs)
- Registered providers of social housing
Relevant bodies must publish their Review procedure to ensure that victims are aware that they can apply to activate the procedures in appropriate circumstances.
The information should be provided on the websites of all relevant bodies. It should signpost the public to the lead agency’s website, a point of contact and the procedures for activating the process.
Make a request
You can make a Review request via your local council. Click the following links to visit the website of your local council:
What happens next?
Agencies must decide whether the threshold has been met and tell the victim after he/she requests a Review.
The review encourages a problem-solving approach aimed at dealing with some of the most persistent, complex cases of ASB.
Consideration should always be given to how victims can best express the impact that the ASB has had on their lives.
If the threshold is met….
The relevant bodies undertake a case review. As a result, they share information on the case, review action taken and decide whether they can take additional action.
In order to do this effectively, the local Review procedure should clearly state the timescales in which the review will be undertaken.
Following the review, the victim is informed of the outcome. Agencies also discuss an action plan with the victim where further actions are necessary. This will include timescales.
In addition, the relevant bodies should consider whether further practical and emotional support can be offered if the victim is considered to be particularly vulnerable.
If the threshold is not met…
Although formal procedures will not be invoked, relevant bodies have an opportunity to review the case to determine whether more can be done.
The number of local case reviews:
Number of ASBCRS Hartlepool
Number of ASBCRS Stockton
|Number of ASBCRS Redcar
|Number of ASBCRS Middlesbrough