Publications Publications and Publicity
Publications Crime and Communities
All publications have been listed in date order, with the most
The private sector advisory panel on neighbourhood renewal:
Report and Government response
The Private Sector Panel was formed in 2003 to advise the Deputy
Prime Minister on effective ways to engage business in neighbourhood
renewal. It is made up of representatives from a range of
businesses. The panel’s task was to visit a number of neighbourhood
renewal areas and report back on what works and what could be
improved. The panel makes its own recommendations and outlines what
practical measures businesses can undertake to support neighbourhood
Negotiating Crime and Disorder Reduction Targets � Guidance
for Crime and Disorder Reduction/Community Safety Partnerships
Following the Government’s recent spending review and the
publication of the Home Office’s 5-year Strategic Plan, the Home
Office has outlined 7 new Public Service Agreements (PSAs) that set
their priorities to 2007/08. This is a guide for partnerships
delivering these targets.
Housing Associations and ASB: Protecting our communities
This booklet describes how housing associations have a vital role
in tackling anti-social behaviour (ASB) and creating sustainable
communities. It states how they need to look beyond the management
and maintenance of homes and think about what improvements they can
make across the whole community.
Anti-Social Behaviour Act: Information Sheet
This Information Sheet outlines the main powers contained in the Anti-Social
Behaviour Act 2003.
Anti-Social Behaviour Information Sheet
This booklet describes the latest laws and guidance’s that have
been introduced to tackle anti-social behaviour (ASB) and details
how tenants, residents and landlords can and need to co-operate to
make them effective.
Facilitating community involvement: practical guidance for
practitioners and policy makers
This paper provides practical guidance for practitioners and
policy makers on how to get the community involved. It draws on the
review ‘What works in community involvement in Area Based
Initiatives (ABIs)’, which was commissioned by the Home Office to
evaluate the impact of community involvement in ABIs.
Building Community Cohesion: A guide for residents and
This guide is for residents, community representatives and
practitioners who are delivering regeneration programmes at the
local level, in Area Based Initiatives (ABIs) and other regeneration
Neighbourhood Renewal Assessment Manual 2004
This is the new guidance for Neighbourhood
Renewal Assessment (NRA). It is a useful approach to
systematically assessing local areas prior to regeneration or
Breaking the cycle of disadvantage and social exclusion
A report published by the Social Exclusion
Unit, on the government’s agenda to break the cycle of disadvantage and provide opportunity for all.
This report examines the activities undertaken and the progress made by the 87
Local Strategic Partnerships (LSPs) in areas in receipt of
Neighbourhood Renewal Fund allocations from their establishment in 2001 to March 2003.
Sustainable Communities Programme Handbook
This practical guide from the Office of the Deputy Prime
Minister contains a wealth of information for people wanting to
get involved in bringing new life to their local communities.
Anti-social behaviour: Policy and Procedures
This Code gives guidance on how local housing authorities and HATs (Housing
Action Trusts) in England should prepare and review their policies and procedures in relation to anti-social
Safer Places: The Planning System and Crime Prevention
This publication, by the Office
of the Deputy Prime Minister, is a good practice guide for
planners, architects and developers to make streets, homes, and
parks safer places. The guide encourages greater attention to crime
prevention principles and to the attributes of safer places, and is
intended as a starting point for planners. It will built upon with
new local solutions, as best practice evolves and local conditions
The Egan Review – Skills for Sustainable Communities
The Egan Review, published by the Office
of the Deputy Prime Minister, looks at how to define and develop skills needed for Sustainable Communities.
It tackles a series of questions
directed towards what sort of communities we are trying to create. The report
defines what a sustainable community is, what needs to be done to create such a
community, and who is responsible for delivering it. It also looks at how to bridge the gap between the current skills base, and skills required.
Mainstreaming & Neighbourhood Renewal
Neighbourhood renewal is about reversing the decline in deprived
neighbourhoods. It involves working from the grassroots to deliver
economic prosperity and jobs, safer communities, efficient
transport, good education, decent housing and better health, as well
as fostering a new sense of community among residents.
More help for local communities in battle against crime
New powers to divert or close alleyways to prevent crimes
including robbery, burglary and drug dealing have been used by a
further 9 local authorities, joining the 11 that were granted powers
in July 2003. This brings the total to 20 local authorities covering
72 areas of England. These areas have provided sufficient
Delivering services to hard to reach families in On Track areas
On Track is an evidence-based preventative programme which aims
to reduce and prevent crime by targeting early interventions at
children’s anti-social behaviour. This paper examines how service
providers in a sample of On Track areas define and consult
‘hard-to-reach’ families and deliver services to them. It
Guidance on developing partnerships, strategy and a Delivery
This guidance has been prepared by the Neighbourhood Renewal Unit
(NRU) in consultation with Government Offices (GOs) and pathfinders.
It addresses broad policy and process issues for round 2
Neighbourhood Management Pathfinders (NMPs), including developing a
Neighbourhood Management delivery plan during stage 2 and specifying
Annual report on implementation of crime and disorder reduction
The Annual Report from CDRPs is required by section 6A of the
Crime and Disorder Act 1998 (which was an amendment made by section
97(10) of the Police Reform Act 2002). The attached form sets out
the minimum requirements for the Annual Report which should be
submitted to the Home Office Regional Director for your region
The use of penalty notices for disorder for offences committed
by young people aged 16 and 17
This supplement accompanies Police Operational Guidance being
introduced in accordance with section 6 of the Criminal Justice and
Police Act 2001. The supplement provides information on Penalty
Notices for Disorder (PNDs) being issued for offences committed by
young persons aged 16 and 17 following the implementation of the
Anti-social Behaviour Act 2003.
Plan confronts binge drinking
According to a recent report by the Government’s Strategy Unit,
binge drinking costs the British economy around �20 billion a year
through crime and disorder, injuries and illness. Approximately 70%
of weekend Accident & Emergency admissions are currently alcohol
Anti-Social Behaviour Bill Gets Royal Assent
The Anti-Social Behaviour Bill has recently been given Royal
Assent. This is a big boost to the Governments policy for dealing
with anti-social behaviour as it means the provisions they have made
can now be made into legislation.
Victims of crime consultation paper
A consultation paper has been published by the Home Office that
aims to radically improve the services offered to victims of crime.
A new national Victims Fund has been proposed, that will be used to
provide a broader and more effective range of services.