About the ASB case reviews

The ASB Case Review gives victims of persistant anti-social behaviour the right to request a multi-agency reveiw of their situation, when a specific threshold is met.

ASB cannot be defined by a particular type of incident or behaviour, but more on how it can affect a victim, or victims, and their daily life. Whatever form it takes, the behaviour will cause, or is likely to cause, harrasment, alarm, and/or distress to a person. However ASB experienced within a residential setting has a lower threshold of 'nuisance and annoyance'.

Tackling ASB is the reposnsibility of multiple agencies, including the police and local authority who each lead on certain types of behaviour. However, whatever the situation it is best practice for all agencies to work collaboratively to solve the problem.

Former ‘Loose Women’ host and TV cop Lisa Maxwell presents a short film that gives advice to people suffering in the face of prolonged anti-social behaviour. In a case of art imitating life, the five minute video funded by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC) for Gloucestershire, is the latest project financed through the Government’s Safer Streets Fund aimed at tackling the culture of ASB and male violence and intimidation against women and girls.

What is anti-social behaviour?

The Anti-Social Disorder, Crime and Policing Act 2014 legislation defines ASB as ‘Behaviour causing harassment, alarm or distress to a member or members of the public’.

Find out more on our anti-social behaviour pages.

Which agenicies are involved in case reviews?

The legislation states that the following ‘relevant bodies’ must attend an ASB case review panel:

  • District/city council
  • Police
  • Health
  • Social housing providers

In Gloucestershire we also invite Solace, Gloucestershire’s Fire and Rescue Service, the Youth Support team, Probation and more. Most importantly, the victims (or their representatives) are invited to attend the ASB case review.