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Supporting Victims of Anti-Social Behaviour

Supporting Victims of Anti-Social Behaviour


Anti-Social Behaviour

Anti-social behaviour causes real misery for people who simply want to get on with their lives. It comes in many different forms and can range from serious acts of violence to more ‘everyday’ incidents like noisy neighbours or litter. Tameside Council and Tameside Victim Support and Witness Service realise how anti social behaviour can affect individuals and communities and are working together to support victims and witnesses of anti-social behaviour.

Victim Support Can Help

However you are feeling you can talk to someone from Victim Support free of charge and in complete confidence.

Victim Support aims to offer a comprehensive service to all sections of the community.

They can also offer useful information to help you deal with the problems that you are experiencing.

Volunteers are specially trained to listen and understand.

You can contact Victim Support at www.victimsupport.org.uk Link to External Websitewww.twitter.com/victimsupport4u Link to External Website /  www.facebook.com/victimsupport Link to External Website or on 0161 343 7813

Going To Court

To protect our communities the Council sometimes has to take legal action against individuals who are a threat to others and who have refused to stop acting in an anti-social way.

If you have agreed to be a witness in a legal action we can help you.

Going to court as a witness of anti-social behaviour can be a worrying experience, particularly if it is your first time and you don’t know what to expect.

The Witness Service Can Help

The Witness Service helps witnesses, victims, their families and friends before, during and after a hearing.

The service is confidential and free.

Trained volunteers provide emotional support and practical information about court proceedings.

The service can offer:

  • Information on court proceedings
  • A visit to the court
  • Someone to accompany you into the court if you have to give evidence
  • A quiet place for you to wait before and during the hearing
  • A chance to talk over the case when it has ended and to get more help and information

Contact:

Tameside Victim Support Service
Postal AddressTameside MBC Offices, Level A, Wellington Road, Ashton-Under-Lyne, Lancs, OL6 6DL
Telephone Number0161 830 0943
Email Addressinfo@victimsupport-tameside.co.uk 

Monday - Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm

Victim Supportline - 24 hours
Telephone Number0845 30 30 900

Greater Manchester Police
Telephone Number0161 872 5050

Tameside Council’s Anti-Social Behaviour Team
Postal AddressCouncil Offices, Wellington Road, Ashton-under-Lyne,OL6 6DL
Telephone Number 0161 342 2884

Page last updated: 27 January 2014