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Hampshire Community Trigger

What is a Community Trigger?

The Community Trigger gives victims and communities the right to request a review of their case and bring agencies together to take a joined up, problem-solving approach to find a resolution.

If the Community Trigger threshold (see below) is met the agencies will share information, review what action had been taken and develop an appropriate action plan to address the issues being reported. This plan will be fed back to the person that raised the Trigger who has a right to appeal the findings and recommendations.

Who can initiate the Community Trigger?

· A victim of anti social behaviour or another persons acting on behalf of the victim.

· An individual acting on behalf of a group of residents or community group.

If I want to raise a Community Trigger how do I do it?

· Contact Hampshire Police on the non emergency number 101

What is the Community Trigger threshold?

If you are raising the Trigger as an Individual - you must have made 3 reports in the previous 6 months of behaviour causing harassment, alarm or distress to an authority or agency and think no action has been taken or are not satisfied with the action taken.

If you are raising the Trigger as representative of a Group- 5 individuals in a local community must have reported, separately, similar incidents of anti social behaviour to an authority or agency and believe that no action has been taken or are not satisfied with the action taken. The individual acting on behalf of the group must have all other individuals consent in order to raise the Trigger.

To meet the criteria incidents need to:

  • Have caused harassment, alarm or distress
  • Been logged within one month of the incident with the last incident occurring within the previous six months.