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What the Partnership does to tackle anti-social behaviour
When a report of a problem is received
All calls to 999 are assessed by the police and officers are tasked according to priority.
Calls to 101 and 0845 that relate to anti-social behaviour are tasked to the police officers in the relevant Safer Neighbourhood Team (for details of the team for your area please visit Local Safer Neighbourhood Teams). The details of the call are also passed to the Hampshire County Council Accredited Community Safety Officers and the Community Safety Department at New Forest District Council.
The Community Safety Co-ordinator will write to all people that report a problem explaining that we have been notified of the report and the actions that we can take. Everyone will be offered a community diary if the behaviour is something that is not a 'one off'.
Community Safety Operational Joint Action Group
This group meets monthly and considers a report prepared by the analyst. The report details geographic locations that have an increased and a decreased incidence of anti-social behaviour throughout the New Forest. The report is based on calls to the police made via 999, 101 and 0845 045 4545 that are then recorded on the police systems. The group considers the report and recommendations by officers and then tasks themselves, partners and partnership staff to undertake specific actions to reduce the problems being reported. In many cases one of the tasks is to identify the key offenders and those that encourage or assist others to commit anti-social behaviour and any community diaries available greatly assist in this. Once the offenders are identified they are dealt with by the police officers or, in cases where the police officers feel that there is a need for further forms of intervention eg alcohol misuse help, they will make a referral to the Partnership Intervention Panel that meets on a fortnightly basis.
The Crime Analyst's reports can be located in the section "The recorded crime in your neighbourhood"
Partnership Intervention Panel (PIP)
The PIP considers the behaviour of individuals and then develops and delivers specific actions designed to intervene in the problem behaviours being perpetrated. These interventions can consist of early intervention work with the Acceptable Behaviour Contracts Co-ordinator or a Youth Offending Team Officer and possible voluntary parenting help. If that is not successful the actions can progress to more focussed intervention programmes, acceptable behaviour contracts, anti-social behaviour orders, parenting orders and anti-social behaviour injunctions. The tools that are presently used are currently being reviewed by central government and more details will be available in the summer of 2011.
Victims and community
The Partnership takes the views and information from the community and victims very seriously. The community diaries enable the evidence about and impact of the anti-social behaviour to be documented. The Police Safer Neighbourhood Teams, local Police Community Support Officers, Hampshire County Council Accredited Community Safety Officers and possibly other agency officers will maintain contact with victims, witnesses and the community to keep them informed of the work being undertaken. The officers will not be able to give details regarding individuals however they will be able to give reassurance that work is being undertaken and will monitor the impact of that work according to the views represented by the community.
From September 2011 the Partnership is contracting Victim Support to provide a specialist victim service to those people affected by anti-social behaviour. People who report anti-social behaviour and are written to will be given details of what the service can offer and how to access those services. Further details of this service can be found