Tackling anti-social behaviour is most effective when agencies work in partnership
Neighbourhood and street wardens operate in many areas of the country, providing a highly visible, uniformed, semi-official presence in residential and public areas and town centres.
The schemes aim to promote community safety, improve the quality of life for local people and contribute to a reduction in crime and the fear of crime. One of their key aims is deterring anti-social behaviour, which might involve:
- Providing a visiting service for particularly vulnerable groups such as the elderly and victims of crime.
- Assisting with environmental improvements such as litter, graffiti, dog fouling and improvements to housing.
More information on the role of wardens and where they operate can be obtained by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
ARTICLE LAST UPDATED: 07/11/2007