An Introduction to the ASB, Crime and Policing Act 2014
Understanding the basics of the ASB toolkit
This course is designed to give students an introduction to the ASB, Crime and Policing Act 2014 and the tools contained within it.
Aimed at anyone new to ASB case management, those who may work in a related field and require a foundation level of knowledge to better inform their work with Community Safety partners or anyone simply looking for an understanding of the tool-kit. it covers the following areas:
- The reasons why the legislation came to be
- The importance of the statutory guidance
- Basics of each of the tools within the Act, including: who can use the tool, what behaviour types it can be used for, age requirements etc.
- Some practicalities to consider to ensure the most effective use of the tools
The courses includes a mixture of learning materials including:
- Presentations with audio
- Links to useful documents
- Guidance documents created by the author
Janine is one of the Country’s leading ASB practitioners. In 2005, following completion of postgraduate certificate in legal practice, Janine started working in ASB. Over the years she has worked as a front-line officer, team manager and senior manager, for Councils and Housing Associations.
From 2008 - 2013, Janine managed a large Local Authority ASB team. She conducted a full service review and implemented a number of service improvements, resulting in a team that attracted regional and national recognition, winning a Tilley award, a number of West Midlands Police awards and a SLCNG team of the year award.
During this time, Janine started supporting the Home Office, acting as a training and peer reviewer. She was part of the Home Office ASB Squad, the Neighbourhood Crime and Justice Team and the Ending Gang and Youth Violence Team.
In 2012, Janine started splitting her working week, spending 2 days of it working for a national, membership based organisation, focussed on developing, sharing and influencing best practice in tackling ASB and crime. She progressed to Managing Director and spent her time improving services to members, building partnerships with national organisations and influencing legislation and policy. Janine was part of the ASB Advisory Group, established by the Home Office to monitor the implementation of the ASB, Crime and Policing Act 2014, and review the associated statutory guidance.
Janine now provides services directly to her clients and is passionate about educating officers working in the ASB sector. She works 1 day per week for the National Counter Terrorism Unit, providing advice on the use of civil orders to tackle issues of national security.
Janine is also a trustee for ASB Help, a charity established to improve support to victims of ASB and a board member of Women in Social Housing, a networking group that delivers professional workshops for women.
Janine is a member of the Scottish Judiciary, hearing cases relating to the private sector. She is also a lay member of the Bar Tribunal and Adjudication Service, hearing cases where barristers have breached conduct rules. She in a member of the West Midlands Police Ethics Committee. In 2017, Janine was identified by the BBC as an “Expert Woman”: someone with the skills and experience to contribute to TV and radio. She now receives regular training and contributes to BBC, ITV and Sky programming.