Anti-social behaviour

Anti-social behaviour can have a serious impact on your day to day life and can leave you feeling vulnerable and upset.

People often tell us that they feel helpless and desperate and that the experience of anti-social behaviour has had a very serious impact on their quality of life.

If you are struggling with the effects of anti-social behaviour we are here to support you. We provide emotional support, guidance and practical help so you can move forward with your life.

If the anti-social behaviour is still ongoing we can help you to look at options to tackle the problems you are experiencing.

Depending on individual circumstances we may also be able to provide you with safety equipment such as window or door alarms to help you feel safe again.

It doesn’t matter if you haven’t reported the anti-social behaviour to the police but if you would like to, we can help with that too.

Whether the incidents have happened recently or in the past, we are here – to talk, to listen, for advice, for help.

All of our services are free and confidential, please get in touch.

Case study

Sarah* had been subject to anti-social behaviour issues for over 10 years when she got in touch with us and told us she was still suffering despite complaints to the police and the local council.

We were able to contact the sergeant involved on Sarah’s behalf, address the concerns she raised and gain a neutral understanding of the issues. As a result we undertook six months of office and telephone support with Sarah and advocacy with the police, before arranging a restorative justice conference between the woman and the alleged offender.

As a result of this, the offender apologised for their actions and an acceptable behaviour agreement was drawn up to ensure there was no repeat of the anti-social behaviour.

*Name changed to protect victim identity

What is anti-social behaviour?

The following are examples of anti-social behaviour:

  • Drink or drug use on the streets
  • Animal-related problems, for example aggressive dogs not kept on a leash
  • Inconsiderate or inappropriate use of vehicles
  • Nuisance, rowdy or inconsiderate behaviour
  • Verbal abuse
  • Graffiti, vandalism and littering
  • Hoax calls
  • Use of imitation weapons in public
  • Prostitution-related activity
  • Begging and vagrancy

Anti-social behaviour can take many forms, don’t worry if what you are experiencing is not listed above. Please get in touch.