What happens after you report
- We’ll try to resolve problems informally and help everyone involved to resolve their differences wherever possible.
- We’ll offer mediation as a possible way to find a solution – but we know this may not always be appropriate.
- We can work with the police and a range of other agencies to support you in finding a solution.
- If the behaviour is hate crime or harassment, we treat this as an urgent issue.
- We don’t have the same powers as the police and we can’t investigate criminal behaviour. Please report criminal behaviour to the police.
- We can’t guarantee anonymity when following up on a report.
Taking legal action
If we have proof of serious and prolonged anti-social behaviour, and if it is needed, we can take legal action.
We will need substantial evidence to go down this route, so we’ll be relying on your support to gather as much proof as possible. This means providing incident logs, witness statements and giving evidence at court hearings.
We won’t start legal action until we have examined the situation, considered the evidence and are confident that we’ll succeed.
If we do take legal action, we will need your support and involvement.