Anti-social behaviour is serious or persistent behaviour that causes harassment, alarm and distress within a community or society.
It can cover a range of issues, from annoying disturbance, such as loud music to serious acts of violence and harassment. This behaviour may be caused by individuals or involve groups of people.
The Community Trigger gives victims of Anti Social Behaviour (ASB) the opportunity to request a review of their case and bring agencies together to look at a joined up, problem-solving approach to find a solution.
If you would like to make an application to activate the Community Trigger please download the application, complete and return it via email or post as detailed on the application form. Individuals from different households will need to each complete an application form indicating that it is a group application on the forms that can then be sent collectively.
The Trigger will only activate a case review where:
For further detail on this please refer to the procedure that is also available to download alongside the application form.
The Community Trigger can also be used by any person on behalf of a victim, for example a family member, friend, carer, councillor, Member of Parliament or other professional person. However, the victim’s consent should be sought by the person using the Community Trigger on their behalf.
Please note the Community Trigger is not a complaints process. If you are unhappy with the service you have received from an agency and would like to make a complaint that would be a matter for the internal complaints procedure of the agency in question.