Key Points
  • The Home Office will share the Government's latest strategy on tackling anti-social behaviour (ASB), via the Beating Crime Plan, and spotlight how Covid-19 is impacting ASB.
  • Learn how to implement effective victim centred approaches, through our senior cross-cutting panel: from safe reporting, to mediation, to resolution.
  • Hear, through our in-depth practical panel, how Local Government, the Police, Housing, and community groups work collaboratively, to prevent ASB, implementing initiatives successfully, such as 'community triggers'.
  • Joint sessions and case studies will share best practice examples of how communities and neighbourhoods are tackling ASB, making physical environments safer, engaging tenants, and tackling ASB on the streets.
  • We will also look at root causes and prevention strategies to create safer communities through early intervention.
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Overview
Expert Speakers:

  • Dame Vera Baird QC, Victims' Commissioner for England and Wales
  • Marc Jones, Chair, Association of Police and Crime Commissioners PCC Lincolnshire
  • ACC Andy Prophet, NPCC Lead for Anti-social Behaviour, Essex Police
  • James Macauley, Policy Advisor, Home Office
  • Daryl Edmunds, Neighbourhoods and Criminal Justice Strategic Manager, Richmond and Wandsworth Councils, Member of the ASB Strategy Board, Home Office
  • Niven Rennie, Director, Scottish Violence Reduction Unit
  • Jennifer Ryans, Head of Dispute Resolution, Housing Ombudsman's Service
  • Rebecca Brown, CEO, ASB Help
  • Dave Ryland, Community Connections Strategic Manager, Plymouth City Council
  • Lisa Vango, Office of the Police & Crime Commissioner, Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly
  • Andrew Clarke, ASB Team Manager, Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council
  • Colin Dales, Corporate Director, Operations, Richmondshire District Council
  • Jo Grimshaw, Anti-social Behaviour Manager, Surrey Police
  • Tracy Coates, Senior Community Safety Officer, Derbyshire County Council
  • Anthony Crossley, Neighbourhood Services Manager, Ashford Borough Council


Join Westminster Insight’s Anti-social Behaviour Digital Conference where we explore national and local strategies to help prevent and mitigate anti-social behaviour.

Dame Vera Baird QC Victims' Commissioner for England and Wales, ACC Andy Prophet NPCC Lead for Anti-social Behaviour and Daryl Edmunds will explore how to build constructive working partnerships, signpost effectively, and ensure transparency and proportionality to deliver victim-centred resolutions.

You will learn from best practice examples including local authorities and police, sharing collaborative and innovative resolutions to keep communities safe.

Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council and Surrey Police will share experiences on implementing consistent thresholds and cohesive frameworks that facilitate communication across agencies and improve response times.

We will focus on Plymouth Council's implementation of the Safer Streets Fund who are working alongside restorative justice providers to foster community engagement and reclaim public spaces.
This half-day briefing will be broadcast live from our studio in London via an interactive digital platform.


Agenda
Start

08:30 - 08:45
Chair's Opening Remarks

 

Speakers

Marc Jones PCC for Lincolnshire and Chair of APCC

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08:45 - 09:15
Keynote Address: the Government’s Approach to Cutting Anti-social Behaviour

 
  • The Beating Crime Plan and initiatives to tackle anti-social behaviour
  • The impact of COVID-19: incidences, trends and hotspots 
  • Community engagement and implementing anti-social behaviour prevention strategies 
9:05-9:15 Questions and Discussion

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James Macauley Policy Advisor, Home Office

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09:15 - 10:00
Keynote Panel: a Victim Centred Approach: Reporting, Mediation, and Resolution

 
  • Prioritising the voice of the victim 
  • Encouraging victims to report anti-social behaviour and ensuring they feel safe 
  • Managing victims’ expectations through effective, transparent, and proportionate resolution processes 
  • Empowering staff to support victims and manage persistent perpetrators 
  • Utilising mediation as an effective way of resolving anti-social behaviour
9:50-10:00 Questions and Discussion

Speakers

Dame Vera Baird DBE QC Victims' Commissioner for England and Wales

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ACC Andy Prophet NPCC Lead for Antisocial Behaviour

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Daryl Edmunds Neighbourhoods and Criminal Justice Strategic Manager, Richmond and Wandsworth Councils, Member of the ASB Strategy Board, Home

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10:00 - 10:35
Tackling Anti-social Behaviour through Early Intervention and Prevention

 
  • Developing a public health approach to anti-social behaviour: working with partners and other organisations to help perpetrators and victims 
  • Working with children and youth services to prevent young people from getting involved in anti-social behaviour
  • Engaging key partners in risk assessment meetings to identify red flags and repeated anti-social behaviour concerns
10:25-10:35 Questions and Discussion

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Niven Rennie Director, Scottish Violence Reduction Unit

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10:35 - 10:50
Break

 

10:50 - 11:40
Panel Session: Working in Partnership to Tackle Anti-Social Behaviour

 
  • Using ‘Community Triggers’ effectively 
  • Gathering evidence and improving communication between agencies, to design effective situational interventions
  • Fostering constructive approaches and resolutions from a multi-agency perspective 
  • Establishing effective partnerships to tackle the root causes of anti-social behaviour
  • Reporting issues related to cuckooing , and liaising with partners for when closure and partial closure orders are necessary 
11:25-11:40 Questions and Discussion

Speakers

Anthony Crossley Neighbourhood Services Manager, Ashford Borough Council

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Tracy Coates Senior Community Safety Officer, Derbyshire County Council

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Andrew Clarke ASB Team Manager, Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council

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Rebecca Brown CEO, ASB Help

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Joanna Grimshaw Antisocial Behaviour Manager, Surrey Police

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11:35 - 12:00
The Safer Streets Fund: Learning from Successful Initiatives

 

11:40 - 12:10
Case Study: Tackling Anti-social Behaviour in Plymouth- Strengthening Community Cohesion and Enhancing the Local Environment

 
  • Fostering community engagement to identify key priorities and to change the culture of acceptance of anti-social behaviour
  • Investing in crime prevention strategies including CCTV and street lighting  
  • Working with local restorative justice providers to create proportionate outcomes that support victims
  • Use of wider initiatives to increase the sense of community safety and crime sparks funding 
12:00- 12:10 Questions and Discussion


Speakers

Lisa Vango Office of the Police & Crime Commissioner for Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly

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Dave Ryland Community Connections Strategic Manager, Plymouth City Council

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12:10 - 12:40
Building an Anti-social Behaviour Policy: Recommendations for Landlords

 
  • Reviewing expectations and best practice for tackling anti-social behaviour from the Housing Ombudsman Service
  • Preventing instances of anti-social behaviour and resolving issues as early as possible through timely and appropriate intervention
  • Implementing a victim centred approach, ensuring provision of appropriate support      
12:35-12:40 Questions and Discussion

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Jennifer Ryans Head of Dispute Resolution, Housing Ombudsman

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12:40 - 12:55
Protecting Landmarks and Public Spaces from the Negative Impacts of Mass Gatherings

 
  • Implementing effective strategies to mitigate anti-social behaviour in tourist destinations and public spaces 
  • Learning from Richmondshire’s preventative measures and implementation of Public Space Protection Orders (PSPOs) 
  • Ensuring resource optimisation and working with local volunteers to foster safe enjoyment of public spaces 
12:50-12:55 Questions and Discussion

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Colin Dales Corporate Director, Operations, Richmondshire District Council

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12:55 - 13:00
Chair's Closing Remarks

 

Speakers

Marc Jones PCC for Lincolnshire and Chair of APCC

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End

Speakers

Dame Vera Baird DBE QC Victims' Commissioner for England and Wales

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Rebecca Brown CEO, ASB Help

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Andrew Clarke ASB Team Manager, Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council

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Tracy Coates Senior Community Safety Officer, Derbyshire County Council

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Anthony Crossley Neighbourhood Services Manager, Ashford Borough Council

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Colin Dales Corporate Director, Operations, Richmondshire District Council

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Daryl Edmunds Neighbourhoods and Criminal Justice Strategic Manager, Richmond and Wandsworth Councils, Member of the ASB Strategy Board, Home

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Joanna Grimshaw Antisocial Behaviour Manager, Surrey Police

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Marc Jones PCC for Lincolnshire and Chair of APCC

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James Macauley Policy Advisor, Home Office

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ACC Andy Prophet NPCC Lead for Antisocial Behaviour

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Niven Rennie Director, Scottish Violence Reduction Unit

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Jennifer Ryans Head of Dispute Resolution, Housing Ombudsman

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Dave Ryland Community Connections Strategic Manager, Plymouth City Council

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Lisa Vango Office of the Police & Crime Commissioner for Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly

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Venue details

Digital Event Broadcast Live


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