The Closure Order in Practice

I sincerely believe that the Closure Order is one of the more powerful and effective tools in the ASB toolkit. At this point, I hope you’re nodding along with me emphatically. If you’re not, can I be so bold as to suggest that perhaps your…

Getting your evidence right

An ASB officer (by which I mean any officer who has responsibility for managing cases of ASB) needs a wide (and seemingly ever-growing!) range of skills in order to do their job to best effect. One such skill is the ability to draft a civil…

The Community Protection Notice: a backdoor injunction?

The recent case of Sanderson -v- Staffordshire Moorlands has brought conversation about the use of the Community Protection Notice (CPN) to the fore again. It is fair to say that the CPN has been one of the tools within the ASB, Crime and Policing…

Tackling ASB in Challenging Times

Recently, I invited Rebecca Brown to be a guest on my podcast (Janine Green ASB Chats…). Rebecca is the CEO of ASB Help, a national charity established to improve the support that is available to victims of ASB. The charity is working hard…

Hearsay Evidence: much more than Chinese Whispers?

As with most things relating to ASB case management, there are very good ways of using hearsay evidence to support legal cases, as well as very bad. The recent case of Taylor v Solihull MBC was a timely reminder to ensure that we are presenting…

Cuckooing: a true partnership problem

Cuckooing is a term that we are hearing more and more frequently. Put simply, it is the practice of exploiting a vulnerable person, in order to use their property to deal drugs. Whilst it may sound like a strange moniker to give, a cuckoo as…

ASB: A 10 Year Challenge

As we enter a new decade, you will have noticed the #10yearchallenge hashtag, which has swept across social media platforms. The concept is simple: post a profile picture from when we entered the 2010s next to one as we move into a new decade.…
ASB Casework: Building a Strong Foundation

ASB Casework: Building a Strong Foundation

Recently, I was invited to speak at a conference arranged by Frontline Resolution and supported by The Noise App. The theme of the day was using the ASB toolkit and there was an impressive mix of delegates in attendance, including ASB, housing…
Community Trigger - Five Years On

The Community Trigger – Five Years On

As we rapidly approach the five year anniversary of the commencement of the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014, much recent media attention has focussed on the Community Trigger. Arguably, it was the change to the ASB toolkit…

Injunctions and Committals

I recently welcomed Craig Freeman to be my guest on my podcast (Janine Green ASB Chats…). Craig is an experienced ASB practitioner who now heads up Frontline Resolution, a training and consultancy business, with particular expertise in relation…