Antisocial behaviour impacts upon every community in Scotland, including those across Aberdeenshire. In June 2004, the Scottish Parliament passed the Antisocial Behaviour etc. (Scotland) Act 2004, which is intended to assist in the tackling and prevention of this sort of behaviour.
The Act requires the Local Authority (Aberdeenshire Council) to prepare and publish a strategy in consultation with the Chief Constable (Grampian Police) to tackle antisocial behaviour within Aberdeenshire.
In Aberdeenshire, work on the Antisocial Behaviour Strategy was carried out under the banner of Community Safety .
Consultation on the Antisocial Behaviour Strategy was extended to a number of partner organisations, all of which were represented on the Antisocial Behaviour Working Group:
- Aberdeenshire Council
- Police Scotland
- Scottish Children’s Reporter Administration
- Registered Social Landlords
- Scottish Fire and Rescue Service
- NHS Grampian
- Procurator Fiscal Service
- British Transport Police
- Grampian Regional Equality Council
- Aberdeenshire Alcohol & Drug Partnership
- Aberdeenshire Community Planning Partnership
- Aberdeenshire Community Safety Partnership
- Victim Support Aberdeenshire
- Grampian Women’s Aid
- Aberdeenshire Children’s Panel
- Barnardos New Directions