In October 2009 the Home Secretary announced that all local
Council's must outline a set of minimum standards when tackling
Anti-social Behaviour (ASB). This information must be made
available to the general public.
This document includes all recommendations set out by the
Bassetlaw District Council has agreed the following minimum
standard of service in terms of addressing issues in relation to
reported and referred incidents of anti-social behaviour to the
Council’s Community Safety Team
- Contact with the victim/witness as soon as we can, but within a
maximum of 5 working days.
- Leaflet to be handed to the victim/complainant/witness
explaining the investigation process.
- The incident to be fully investigated.
- Details to be recorded on anti social behaviour database.
- If a multi-agency response is required, referral to be made to
the Local Multi Agency Problem Solving Group.
- Action Plan to be developed and implemented.
- Victim(s)/Witness(es) to be informed of the detail contained
within the action plan, and also who is carrying out the
- Explore additional measures for gathering evidence and seek
permission of the victim/witness.
- Regular updates to victim/witness throughout the
- On completion of the investigation, victim/witness to be
informed of the outcome and also the reasons for that outcome.
- Investigation questionnaire to be completed by
- If dissatisfied with the outcome explain procedures for
complaining to Bassetlaw, Newark & Sherwood Community Safety
Partnership to have their complaint investigated.
Bassetlaw, Newark and Sherwood Community
Safety Partnership Victim and Witness Charter (pdf
Last Updated - 26/07/2011