The community trigger is described at section 104 of the Anti-Social Behaviour Crime and Policing Act 2014.
The purpose of the community trigger is to give those affected by repeated anti-social behaviour, the right to request an Anti-Social Behaviour Case Review. The community trigger can only be used if you think your concerns have not been dealt with, or acted upon, by agencies.
The Community Trigger empowers repeat victims of anti-social behaviour to ask for a review of the actions partner agencies have taken to resolve their concerns. To be eligible, you need to:
- have experienced three incidents as an individual in the last six months
- be five individuals in the local community who have separately reported similar incidents, where you all feel dissatisfied with the action taken and all agree that they want to raise the community trigger
Each of the incidents need to have been reported within one month of them taking place and you must apply for community trigger within six months of the latest incident. The victim can be a business, individual or a community group.
How to make a Community Trigger Application?
Community Triggers are processed by the Anti Social Behaviour team within each council - links to their relevant pages can be found below:
Advice on Community Trigger and how to report Anti-Social Behaviour can be found on the Force website HERE