Tackling anti-social behaviour
Anti-social behaviour (or ASB) can mean different things to different people. To make clear what we consider to be anti-social behaviour we use the same definition as the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014.
We have a dedicated team, who work in partnership with other agencies to tackle and prevent ASB in and around NPH homes. Our team are experienced in dealing with reports of ASB in a confidential and sensitive way.
Our Tenancy Compliance Team aim to:
- prevent and minimise the causes
- encourage tenants to sign up to a Good Neighbour Agreement when they begin their tenancy
- encourage tenants to report incidents
- support both victims and witnesses
- tackle individual perpetrators by using a range of actions, including taking legal action to evict them
- work in partnership with other NPH staff and external partners, particularly the Police, to ensure that the most extreme forms of behaviour are properly dealt with through the criminal justice system.
What is a hate crime?
A hate crime or incident is any offence perceived by the victim or any other person, whether a witness, friend or family member, as being motivated by prejudice or hate. A hate crime is an act of hostility or prejudice towards a person's:
- Ethnic origin and nationality
- Religion, faith and belief
- Sexual orientation
- Disability and learning difficulties
- Gender identity
- Physical appearance
- Any combination of the above
Hate crimes can be in the form of verbal insults, abusive gestures, threats of attack or physical attack or any other act of abuse.
Reporting hate crime
Reporting incidents helps NPH, Northants Police and Northampton Borough Council tackle hate crime.
If the incident has happened in or around your NPH home, you can report it to us using the online form for reporting anti-social behaviour, or call us on 0300 330 7003.
If the incident has happened in any other part of Northampton, you can use the online form provided by Northampton Borough Council or call the police on 101.
Please remember that if you are in an emergency situation, you should always call 999.
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