NHS Blackpool Clinical Commissioning Group is one of the statutory partners involved in dealing with antisocial behaviour in this area. We work with the police and local authorities to examine issues and try to resolve them. Residents who have been victims of antisocial behaviour can request a review of how their case has been dealt with to decide whether anything else can be done to sort the problem out through the Community Trigger.
What is the Community Trigger?
Under the ‘Community Trigger’, which is a key provision of the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014, victims of anti-social behaviour or their representatives can request a review of how their complaints have been dealt with. The purpose of the Community Trigger is to give victims of anti-social behaviour the ability to demand action, starting with a review of their case, where the locally defined threshold is met.
Who can use the Community Trigger?
The Trigger can be activated by any victim of anti-social behaviour or another person acting on behalf of the victim such as a carer or family member, MP or Councillor. The victim can be an individual, a business or a community group. This is intended to ensure that all victims are able to use the Community Trigger. However, the victim’s consent shout be sought by any person using the Community Trigger on somebody else’s behalf.
If any of the following criteria are met by the person experiencing antisocial behaviour, they may be eligible for a Community Trigger review:
- You, as an individual, have experienced three or more instances of antisocial behaviour within the last six months
- Five or more individuals have experienced the same or similar incidents of antisocial behaviour within the last six months
- You, as an individual, have experienced one incident motivated by hate (hate incident/hate crime) within the last six months
I’m eligible, how do I apply?
If you or the person you are representing meet any of the above criteria you can apply for a Community Trigger review to take place via the Blackpool Council website here.
What happens now?
Partner agencies including Blackpool Council, Lancashire Constabulary, Blackpool Clinical Commissioning Group and Blackpool Coastal Housing will review the complaint with regards to your antisocial behaviour case and any actions taken. Agencies will share information related to the case, review what action has previously been taken and decide whether additional actions are possible. You will then be contacted by a representative from one of the partner agencies to explain the outcome.
For more information about the Trigger, please visit the Blackpool Council website here.