Anti-Social Behaviour In South Wales: 1. An Evaluation Of A Risk Assessment Pilot For Registered Social Landlords.
Funder: Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for South Wales and South Wales Police
The Universities’ Police Science Institute (UPSI) were commissioned by the South Wales Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner to independently evaluate a pilot of a risk assessment for use by registered social landlords in South Wales. Supporting an ongoing programme of work on anti-social behaviour by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner and a recent Policy and Practice Review* on behalf of the Welsh Government, the risk assessment was designed to strengthen the response of the social housing sector to support vulnerable victims experiencing the harmful effects of anti-social behaviour.
Five social housing providers in South Wales participated in the anti-social behaviour risk assessment trial over a four month period between July and October 2015. The implementation and outcomes of the trial were evaluated using: existing data from participating social housing providers; qualitative interviews; focus groups; observational methods and data captured from the risk assessment.
Challenges associated with integrating a new risk assessment in this housing sector were highlighted. Recommendations were made about how to address these in the future as part of a multi-agency response to anti-social behaviour, given the widespread support and value found within the sector for responding to anti-social behaviour from a victim perspective.