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To effectively tackle anti-social behaviour all agencies must work together in partnership. The Crime and Disorder Act 1998 (CDA) enshrined in statute the concept of partnership working to prevent and reduce crime, disorder and anti-social behaviour; local authorities, the police, police authority, national probation service, fire and rescue services and health services must work together.
Section 17 of the CDA requires local authorities to consider the crime and disorder implications of all their activities and functions and do all that they reasonably can to reduce these problems.
In tackling anti-social behaviour there are a number of key partnerships, including Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnerships, Drug Action Teams and Local Strategic Partnerships.
There are also a number of other partnerships that have a role to play in tackling anti-social behaviour. Some of these are young people focused, such as the Children's Fund, Sure Start, and Connexions. Your local anti-social behaviour co-ordinator should be able to give you more information.
ARTICLE LAST UPDATED: 22/09/2008