Response - Strengthening Powers to Tackle Anti-Social Behaviour

By: Nicola Robinson  Published: February 2007


This is Shelter's response to the Home Office's consultation on Strengthening Powers to Tackle Anti-social Behaviour

Summary

We agree that anti-social behaviour can have a devastating impact on neighbourhoods and communities and must be tackled. 

However we have concerns that current approaches to address anti-social behaviour rely too heavily on enforcement measures and possession action in particular.

We believe that enough powers already exist to address anti-social behaviour and more time and shared learning is required for them to be fully utilised before further measures are proposed.

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