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Tackling crime and anti-social behaviour remains a huge priority for landlords and tenants. Following last year’s Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act, we’ll take a look at where we are now and examine some key issues for practitioners in the field.
This conference is aimed at all those involved in antisocial behaviour (ASB) service delivery – housing managers, housing officers, tenancy enforcement staff, members of tenants and residents groups, community safety officers, police officers, probation officers, community wardens, community support officers and youth offending teams.
Why you should attend:
- Hear directly from the Home Office’s Crime Directorate on how landlords and agencies have employed the new powers within the 2014 Act
- Hear the latest on tackling domestic violence from both a legal and policing perspective
- Examine some practical, working approaches to multi-agency data sharing
- Find out where the sector is with the Troubled Families agenda
- Understand more about forced marriages and how the sector can identify and help to deal with these cases
- Find out more about how the sector can become involved in restorative justice
- Gain an understanding of when surveillance is appropriate and how to use it safely and effectively
- Hear the latest relevant legal updates
- Develop new sector contacts and networks to support your ongoing practice and browsing the exhibition to take a look at the some of the latest products and approaches
The conference will be chaired by Gilly Marshall, Antisocial Behaviour Manager, Thirteen Group and chair of the NHC’s Antisocial Behaviour Study Group. Expert speakers include:
Expert speakers include:
- Simon Eglington, Home Office
- Jan Luba QC
- Chris Grose, Capsticks Solicitors
- The Restorative Justice Council
Delegates will be able to record four CPD hours for attending this conference.
|1030||Crime and ASB: What’s on the horizon?
Simon Eglington, Antisocial Behaviour Lead, Home Office
Simon will provide the national context on Antisocial Behaviour and what the Home Office is doing to engage practitioners to help review the effectiveness and impact of the powers introduced by the Antisocial Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014.
|1105||Using the ASB, Crime and Policing Act: The story so far
Chris Grose, Solicitor, Capsticks
Chris will explore:
And let’s not forget the basics – exploring some of the fundamental principles of case management.
An opportunity to ask questions from both of our morning’s speakers and Chair.
|1200||Professional practice sessions
1. Tackling domestic abuse from a housing provider’s perspective
Laurie Edmundson, Safer Neighbourhoods Team Leader, ISOS Housing
Isos Housing’s Safer Neighbourhoods service have seen a rise in the number of domestic abuse cases reported over the last two years. This workshop looks in depth from a housing perspective at case studies around the different types of domestic abuse Isos have dealt with, how they have worked with partner agencies in tackling the cases and how they have used the civil injunction to protect victims. It also covers some of the challenges faced along the way in managing the cases.
2. Restorative justice
Luke Roberts, Head of External Affairs, Restorative Justice Council
Jeannette Brown, Restorative Justice Champion, Director of Restorative Approaches in Housing
With restorative justice high on the agenda, the Restorative Justice Council will discuss how the housing sector can get involved, using case studies where the approach has been used effectively.
|1345||Professional practice sessions
3. Streamlining ASB, harassment and other reporting using the eyewitness app
Mahtab Kahn, Director, Eyewitness Technologies Ltd
Mahtab Khan has delivered training in social housing, police and local government for over 20 years. He’s recently developed the eyewitness app for iPhone and Android to capture evidence using the phone camera, GPS location data and easy input form making reporting more accessible for users with specific needs. In this highly participative session you’ll have the opportunity to download the eyewitness app and experience the end-user journey. Remember to bring your Apple or Google store login and learn how digital reporting could replace the foreseeable closure of 3rd party reporting centres.
4. Use of surveillance
John Myers, iWitness Coordinator, Protector Security
John will outline and discuss practical and operational aspects of the following:
John will also cover the iWitness work currently being undertaken for and on behalf of ISOS.
John invites advanced questions on any surveillance related topic to the following email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Replies will be covered during the presentation.
5. Multi Agency Intervention Service (MAIS)
Ian Hoult, Neighbourhood Protection Manager, Durham County Council
This session will cover:
Tina McCarthy,Training Programme Manager, National Centre for Domestic Violence
The National Centre for Domestic Violence (NCDV) provides a free, fast emergency injunction service to survivors of domestic violence regardless of their financial circumstances, race, gender or sexual orientation. The majority of injunctions are obtained within 24 hours.
|1515||Troubled families update, the Manchester City Council approach
Claire Davies, Neighbourhood Team Manager, Southway Housing Trust
This session will:
Give the background to the Manchester City Council Troubled Families approach, the Greater Manchester Complex Dependency programme
Discuss the Manchester Housing Providers’ role in delivering the above programmes, the remit of the project and how Southway Housing Trust went about it
The Housing offer Key Worker role and resources– development of a Key Worker role Manchester & Greater Manchester and what this might look like for Housing Providers, other resources aligned to MCC and other partners priorities
What Housing Providers get out of it – Performance management and case studies, financial offer from Manchester and examples of other Greater Manchester areas, training and support, multi-agency working and being part of the new way of working from the beginning
Next steps – after the launch event, Operational Managers group, possible roll out to other Greater Manchester areas.
|1545||The legal update
Jan Luba QC, Garden Court Chambers
Jan Luba, one of the country’s foremost experts on social housing law, will provide delegates with a full legal update.
|1625||Chair’s closing remarks|