ASB Awareness Week begins today
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Today marks the start of ASB Week. From Monday 19 – Sunday 25 July, Surrey Police and partner agencies will be taking part in various activities intended to raise awareness of antisocial behaviour and what can be done to tackle it.
Anti-social behaviour is an umbrella term for many different types of issues, which can have a damaging impact on the quality of life of the victim and the community. The resolutions to these issues often require a multi-agency approach, so the week provides an opportunity for these agencies to share the partnership work they are involved in, to build public confidence and resilience in our communities.
This week aims to raise awareness of what constitutes anti-social behaviour, and to highlight the work that police and partner agencies put in every day to tackle this issue, both independently and together. Our Safer Neighbourhood Teams will be taking part in various activities throughout the week to combat specific issues in their local areas, and there will be a livestream Q&A on the Surrey Police Facebook page on Thursday evening from 6pm-7pm, with a panel of experts discussing how the police and partners protect vulnerable victims and improve the lives of those who are affected by antisocial behaviour.
Surrey Police ASB Manager Jo Grimshaw said, “ASB can have a devastating impact on individuals and communities. Many don’t report it for fear of reprisals or uncertainty as to who they should be reporting it to. We hope to show this week that we are working hard in Surrey to tackle the harm ASB causes. We also want victims to know where they can access help and advice and who they should call to report ASB, and to feel confident in doing so.”
You can find further information on antisocial behaviour and how to manage it and report it via:
Healthy Surrey: https://www.healthysurrey.org.uk/community-safety/asb
ASB Help: https://asbhelp.co.uk/
If you want to report antisocial behaviour to the police, you can message us via social media, or report to us online: https://www.surrey.police.uk/ro/report/ocr/af/how-to-report-a-crime/
You can also call us on 101. In an emergency, always call 999.
If you do not wish to speak to police, you can call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.