Antisocial Behaviour Strategy 2020-2024

Through our Antisocial Behaviour (ASB) Strategy Group, key partners including a range of Council Services, Police Scotland, Scottish Fire & Rescue Service and Social Housing Providers are all committed to tackling antisocial behaviour in our region.

Our aim for this strategy is to "proactively tackle antisocial behaviour to keep our communities safe and ensure our public feel safe."

By promoting positive citizenship and building resilience within communities, we aim to effectively prevent, tackle and reduce antisocial behaviour throughout Dumfries and Galloway.

Our key objectives are:

  • Prevention and Early intervention - We will focus on a preventative approach and tackle causes of antisocial behaviour through early intervention.
  • Community Engagement - We will engage communities in our work to understand and address the issues affecting local people, and encourage people to lead engaged lifestyles within their local communities.
  • Enforcement - When other interventions have failed or are deemed inappropriate, we will work together to use legislation to deal with persistent offenders.

These objectives will be underpinned by our four key principles of collaboration; flexibility; prioritisation and communication.


This strategy will be achieved by:

  • Implementing the initiatives, projects and interventions outlined in our annual work plan;
  • Ensuring key partners are engaged on a local basis through area based multi-agency tasking & co-ordination groups to help address emerging ASB issues in our communities in a co-ordinated manner;
  • Making best use of data and intelligence;
  • Positively engaging with our communities and key stakeholders.

This strategy has been developed by the ASB Strategy Group and was approved by the Council's Communities Committee on 10 November 2020.


The strategic work plan will be reviewed formally on an annual basis with progress being monitored on a regular basis through the ASB Strategy Group.

This strategy will be updated in accordance with any changes or amendments to policy or legislation.

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Page last updated: 23/12/2020
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