Action Plan

2005 – 2008

Prevention

Priority Area & key links with legislation

Objective

Action

To be Achieved by

Resource Requirement

Available Resource

Funding Source

Lead Agency/
Group

Part 1

Responses to Antisocial Behaviour to be co-ordinated throughout the Outer Hebrides.

Antisocial Behaviour Co-ordinator with responsibility for strategic development and operational support to be employed and based within Comhairle.

March 08

£90,000

£90,000

Scottish Executive

CnES

Part 1

Use Intelligence Led Policing to effectively support local communities.

Multi agency Vandalism Action Team to be established, drawing on key expertise as well as local knowledge.

August 05

£2,000

£2,000

Community Safety Partnership

Northern Constabulary

CnES

 

 

Education programmes in schools, multi agency support, and intelligence led policing to be used to effectively target vandalism ‘hotspots’.

March 08

£10,000

£10,000

Scottish Executive

Northern Constabulary

CnES

 

 

Annual ‘High Profile’ Local Police campaign to target Antisocial Behaviour.

March 08

Staff Time

Staff Time

Northern Constabulary

Northern Constabulary

Part 1

Data collection and research to be integral aspect of ASB.

ASB Co-ordinator to work with agencies to ensure that data collection is a key principle for tackling local problems.

March 08

Staff Time

Staff Time

Scottish Executive

CnES

 

 

Local data to be used to target resources, and agency focus effectively.

March 07

Staff Time

Staff Time

CnES

CnES

Part 8

National guidance for the ‘Registration of Landlords’ to direct local action when published.

 

 

Implement registrations in line with Scottish Executive guidance.

April 06

Staff Time

Staff Time

CnES

CnES

Education (Scotland) Act 1980

Children (Scotland) Act 1995

Education for excluded children

Implementation of the local inclusion policy.

August 05

£324,000

£324,000

Scottish Executive

CnES

Part 1
(strategy)

Community Wardens to deliver targeted actions for reducing ASB, in partnership with key agencies.

Community wardens to be established in key areas throughout the Western Isles.

March 08

£196,000

£196,000

Scottish Executive

CnES

 

 

Community Wardens to establish close links with the community they work in.

March 08

Staff Time

Staff Time

CnES

CnES

Part 6

Work with Communities to ensure the environmental aspects of Antisocial Behaviour are tackled efficiently.

Provide community managed waste skips to prevent fly tipping, and ensure their uplift within 7 days of notification. Support community to assist in prevention of fly tipping and improve segregation of waste.

March 07

£35,000

£35,000

CnES

CnES

 

 

Provide free uplift of 1000 derelict vehicles throughout the Outer Hebrides to prevent unsightly abandonment within three weeks of notification by community. Provide community support role to assist in co-ordination of clearances.

March 08

£190,000

£90,000 in 2005/06

CnES

CnES

Part 1
(strategy)

Ensure that communities are aware of remedies to tackle ASB.

Develop a local information pack on ASB, available throughout the Outer Hebrides.

March 06

£2,000

£2,000

Scottish Executive

CnES

 

 

Further develop the 24-hour call facility for responding to ASB in the Outer Hebrides.

 

March 06

Staff Time

Staff Time

CnES

CnES

Part 1
(Strategy)

 

Support vulnerable tenancies through targeted support.

Provide direct support to tenants that have specific needs relating to members of the household.

 

March 07

£120,000

£120,000

Scottish Executive

CnES

Part 1
(Strategy)

Build social capacity within the community.

Community Education worker covering Uist and Barra, offering targeted support to young people and community environmental support.

 

March 08

£30,000

£30,000

Scottish Executive

Sustainable Communities, CnES

 

 

Youth activity in the Western Isles supported through the delivery of the Youth Justice fund.

March 06

£22,000

£22,000

Community Safety Partnership

Community Safety Partnership

 

 

Provide diversionary activities for young people throughout the Western Isles.

March 08

£12,000

£12,000

Community Safety Partnership

CnES

 

Early Intervention
Priority Area & key links with legislation Objective Action To be Achieved by Resource Requirement Available Resource Funding Source Lead Agency/
Group

Part 1

Policies and procedures developed to establish ‘Acceptable Behaviour Contracts ‘, across all tenures.

ASB Co-ordinator to develop local policies and procedures for adoption by local agencies.

March 08

Staff Time

Staff Time

CnES

CnES

Part 1
(Strategy)

Mediation service to be developed in Outer Hebrides.

Provide training for develop 8 accredited mediators in the Outer Hebrides over a three year period.

March 08

£22,500

£22,500

Scottish Executive

CnES

 

 

Agency staff trained to ensure that referrals to mediation service are timely and appropriate.

March 07

£7,500

£7,500

Scottish Executive

CnES

Part 3

Communities do not suffer undue harassment or intimidation by groups.

‘Dispersal of Groups’ - legislation will be used as appropriate for the respite of communities and residents.

March 08

Staff Time

Staff Time

Northern Constabulary

Northern Constabulary

Part 1
(Strategy)

Support on-call service for dealing with ASB in the Community.

Further develop the 24-hour call facility for responding to ASB in the Outer Hebrides.

March 06

Staff Time

Staff Time

CnES

CnES

Part 2

Community is supported through the intensive support and monitoring of individuals subject to ASBO’s

Targeted Social Work service developed, delivering specific support and intervention strategy for young people up to 25 years.

March 08

£76,000

£76,000

Scottish Executive

CnES

Part 7

Develop Housing Antisocial Behaviour Notices in line with Scottish Executive guidance.

Antisocial Behaviour Co-ordinator to develop Notices in liaison with relevant agencies/departments.

March 07

Staff Time

Staff Time

CnES

CnES

 

Enforcement
Priority Area & key links with legislation Objective Action To be Achieved by Resource Requirement Available Resource Funding Source Lead Agency/
Group

Part 2

Antisocial Behaviour Orders obtained as required.

ASB Co-ordinator to work with relevant departments to ensure a co-ordinated and corporate approach.

 

On-going

Staff Time

Staff Time

CnES

CnES

Part 2

Individuals subject to an Antisocial Behaviour Order to be monitored and supported, with appropriate intervention as required.

Specialist Social Worker to work in liaison with key partners throughout the Outer Hebrides to support individuals.

On-going

Staff Time

Staff Time

CnES

CnES

Part 9

Ensure the availability of high quality, parenting classes, which offer support.

Develop and promote parenting classes throughout the Outer Hebrides.

August 05

£9,000

£9,000

Scottish Executive

CnES

 

 

Encourage and support parents/carers to access parenting classes on a voluntary basis.

 

March 08

Staff Time

Staff Time

CnES

CnES

 

 

Ensure that the potential uses of Parenting Orders as an effective intervention are clearly understood by all local partners.

July 05

Staff Time

Staff Time

Scottish Executive

CnES

Part 1
(Strategy)

Vulnerable Witnesses ( Scotland) Act 2004

Ensure a professional witness service is available for ASB.

Establish a multi disciplinary network to give evidence in court for a range of ASB incidents.

March 07

Staff Time

Staff Time

CnES

CnES

 

 

 

Training to be made available to ensure appropriate evidence gathering and reporting.

 

March 08

Staff Time

Staff Time

Northern Constabulary

Northern Constabulary

Part 4

Communities to be supported to ensure that premises are not used for antisocial purposes.

 

‘Closure of Premises’ - legislation will be used as appropriate for the respite of communities and residents.

March 08

Staff Time

Staff Time

Northern Constabulary

Northern Constabulary

Part 5

Environmental Services to work on Noise Nuisance in liaison with key partners to ensure the support of communities in the Outer Hebrides.

Enforcement to continue under the Environmental Protection Act.

On-going

Staff Time

Staff Time

Staff Time

CnES

 

 

Work with partners to monitor levels of noise nuisance and whether there is a requirement to adopt guidance under ASB.

April 08

Staff Time

Staff Time

Staff Time

CnES

Northern Constabulary

Part 6

Environmental Services to work on Local solutions to Graffiti in liaison with key partners to ensure the support of communities in the Outer Hebrides.

Graffiti removal notices to be served on any responsible persons, if other early interventions have proved ineffective.

Ongoing

Staff Time

Staff Time

Staff Time

CnES

 

 

Work with Northern Constabulary to establish a Vandalism Action Team to deliver solutions to areas of high vandalism, graffiti.

April 06

Staff Time

Staff Time

Staff Time

Northern Constabulary, CnES

Part 10

Vehicles are not used in a manner deemed to be antisocial.

‘Seizure of Vehicles’- legislation will be used as appropriate for the respite of communities and residents.

March 08

Staff Time

Staff Time

Northern Constabulary

Northern Constabulary

Part 10

Enforcing the ban of spray paint sale to under-16’s to be supported by multi agency liaison.

Trading Standards to lead on enforcing the ban on the sale of paint to under 16’s in the Outer Hebrides.

April 06

Staff Time

Staff Time

CnES

Sustainable Communities, CnES

 

Rehabilitation
Priority Area & key links with legislation Objective Action To be Achieved by Resource Requirement Available Resource Funding Source Lead Agency/
Group

Part 10

Ensure that with regard to ‘Community Reparation Orders’, communication with the community is maintained.

Social Work to work in close liaison with Antisocial Behaviour Co-ordinator, and Community Wardens to ensure that the community is fully informed of all relevant information regarding Community Service.

March 08

Staff Time

Staff Time

CnES

CnES

Part 10

Key partners to work in liaison with Reliance, to ensure appropriate local response to ‘Restriction of Liberty Orders’.

Communication with Reliance on all aspects of supervision to be ensured. Local responses to be led by Northern Constabulary.

On-going

Staff Time

Staff Time

CnES

Northern Constabulary

CnES

Housing (Scotland) Act 2001

Ensure ‘Short Scottish Secure Tenancies’ are used to address cases of unacceptable behaviour.

Utilise SSST’s in appropriate cases.

On-going

Staff Time

Staff Time

CnES

CnES