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Community Trigger

    If you have been working with agencies to try and resolve the anti-social behaviour and it has not been resolved, or you are not satisfied with the response, you can apply to activate a Community Trigger.

    To apply to activate the Community Trigger, the locally defined threshold needs to be met which is:-

    • Three complaints of anti social behaviour in the last six month period with the most recent complaint being made within the last month;
    • You feel that no or insufficient action has been taken;

    You can activate a Community Trigger on someone else’s behalf, however, the individual concerned must give you their consent to do so.

    If an application is made to activate the trigger, it will be discussed at a multi agency meeting to decide whether the threshold has been met.  Other factors such as persistence and vulnerabilities will be taken into account.

    You will be updated as to whether the threshold has been met.  If it has, then a case review will take place at a multi agency meeting.

    You will then be updated with the outcome of the case review.

    You can apply to activate a Community Trigger by completing the online form.

    This information will then be passed to Staffordshire Police who will alert other relevant agencies.

    If you are not satisfied with the outcome of the Community Trigger you can make an appeal, for more information please see the Anti-Social Behaviour Case Review Appeal Process (pdf 28kb)

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