The Role of Mediation in Tackling Cases of ASB

If you perceive mediation as costly, struggle to get people to agree to it, or think the pandemic makes it difficult to implement, then this video will help you to find out all about how mediation can help you overcome issues relating to ASB.…
 

The true meaning of partnership working

Ask any officer who manages ASB cases as part of their role what the most challenging aspect of their job is and the likely answer will relate to partnership working: blockages in information sharing, difficulties in getting agencies to attend…
 

A harm centred approach to ASB

I was recently asked to speak at an RHE Global webinar, on the subject of ASB. As part of the early planning for the event, I met with the other speakers to discuss the topics that we would all be covering. During the course of the conversation,…

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.…