Safer Havant Partnership and Community Triggers

The Safer Havant Partnership is a multi-agency group working together to reduce crime and anti-social behaviour in Havant Borough.

It enables organisations to better share information about 'problem' or vulnerable locations, households, individuals or families where a partnership approach is needed to effectively reduce the impact of the problem and consequently reduce the demand on the organisations. Furthermore this partnership enables community triggers to be identified.

There is an identified need to better share information between organisations to support those more vulnerable in society and deal with issues earlier before they escalate. It is recognised that by sharing information and working together to solve joint problems solutions are identified.

On the Safer Havant Partnership website you can find details on the current partnership priorities and useful information from partners covering a broad range of topics such as mental health and online safety.

What is a Community Trigger?

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 Community Trigger threshold is met agencies will share information, review what action has been taken and decide if additional actions are possible.

Who can use the Community Trigger?

  • A victim of anti-social behaviour or another person acting on behalf of the victim.
  • An individual acting on behalf of a group of residents or community group.

How to activate the Community Trigger?

  • Contact Hampshire Constabulary on non-emergency number 101

Community Trigger threshold:

Individual – Three complaints in the previous six months. Reporting behaviour causing harassment, alarm or distress to a member or members of the community and you think no action has been taken or are not satisfied with the action taken.

Group – Five individuals in a local community have reported separately similar incidents of anti-social behaviour to members of the Community Safety Partnership. They all think 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.

To meet the criteria incidents need to:

  • Cause harassment, alarm or distress.
  • Been logged within one month of the incident.
  • Last incident has occurred within the previous six months.

Time Frame:

The Community Safety Partnership should aim to have Community Triggers dealt with within 20 working days. More complex cases may take longer, in these cases the individual or group will be notified that the deadline date will not be met.

Further guidance on the Community Trigger process can be found on page 3 of the 'Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014: Statutory guidance for frontline professionals'.