Community safety

Community Trigger

The Community Trigger Case Review is a way for you to have your case reviewed, if you feel it should be, and allows organisations to look again at what has been done to resolve the issues for you.

Your case will be looked at by a panel of individuals from organisations relevant to the case and reported issues. They will consider whether the action undertaken should be adequate to address the problems, based on reasonable expectation and timescales.

The Community Trigger Case Review can not be used to make complaints against individuals who have worked on your case. To do so, you must use the complaints process of the individual’s organisation.

Who can request a Community Trigger case review?

  1. Any victim who has reported three incidents of anti-social behaviour, which has caused harassment, alarm or distress, in a six-month period.
  2. Each report must have been formally recorded by the police, council or housing provider and made within one month of the incident occurring.
  3. The three reports do not need to have been made to the same organisation.
  4. If consent has been given, a third party can request a case review to be held on behalf of a victim or victims.
  5. Third parties could be a carer, family member, community group, resident’s association, MP, local Councillor or support worker and could act for more than one victim.

How do I request a Community Trigger case review?

You can find Community Trigger forms and information pack here:

Complete the forms in the application pack and return to the Safer Hambleton Community Safety Hub Team to gina.allen@hambleton.gov.uk 

You can post them to us at:

Safer Hambleton Community Safety Hub
Hambleton District Council
Stone Cross
Rotary Way
Northallerton
DL6 2UU

How quickly will I hear about my Community Trigger case review?

The Community Trigger Case Review process takes a maximum of eight weeks from the Local Delivery Team receiving your completed application form to development of an Action Plan - if that is the outcome of the Review Panel.

The eight weeks will give enough time to collate all the relevant information, and for the Review Panel to consider it. In some cases, the process can be concluded in quicker time. Your Local Delivery Team will keep you updated of progress being made including any changes to the expected timescales. There is also a helpful chart in the Application Pack so that you can remind yourself of the expected dates.

If you are unhappy with the outcome of the Community Trigger Case Review, you are able to appeal the decision.

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