|Anti Social Behaviour - Stages
In the Vale of Glamorgan we have adopted a 4 stage approach to tackle Anti Social Behavior.
Following a report of Anti Social Behaviour a letter is sent to the person/s identified. If the person is 16 or under a letter will be sent to the parent or guardian, warning them of the consequences of further such behaviour.
Further incidents or a more serious initial incident will result in a meeting with a member of the partnership. This meeting is held to reinforce the message that such behaviour is unacceptable and will not be tolerated. It also provides an opportunity to identify the root cause of the behaviour and if necessary, to offer support to the person to change their behaviour.
If the behaviour continues it progresses to stage 3, which is known as the ABC Stage and this stands for ACCEPTABLE BEHAVIOUR CONTRACT, the person will be invited to a meeting where they will sign an ABC contract. This is a commitment by them to change their behaviour.
This is the final stage of the process and the point at which the partnership, after consultation, will apply for a full ASBO (Anti Social Behaviour Order). This is an order made at court and will set out restrictions and prohibitions on the individual to control and stop anti social behaviour. If this order is breached the matter will then move to the criminal court for further action.