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Antisocial Behavior Framework Debate, 02/04/09 [S]

During the meeting of the Scottish Parliament on 2 April 2009 MSPs debated the antisocial behaviour framework. The Minister for Community Safety, Fergus Ewing, opened the debate.

The framework, Promoting Positive Outcomes, aims to promote positive outcomes and spread existing good practice across Scotland.

At decision time the following amended motion was agreed to:

That the Parliament notes the publication of the new Antisocial Behaviour Framework, Promoting Positive Outcomes: Working Together to Prevent Antisocial Behaviour in Scotland, which has been developed in partnership with the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA) and other national partners; further notes that the success of the Antisocial Behaviour etc. (Scotland) Act 2004 has not been universal; agrees that antisocial behaviour blights the quality of people's lives and should not be tolerated but believes that prevention is better than cure when it comes to protecting communities from disorder and encourages communities to report all incidents of crime and disorder so that they can be properly addressed; appreciates the wealth of good practice followed in some areas of Scotland and the importance of replicating it as widely as possible; welcomes the framework's emphasis on addressing the causes of antisocial behaviour, such as drug and alcohol addiction and deprivation, and on improving life chances; supports the promotion of the new prevention, early intervention, enforcement and rehabilitation (PIER) model, including the use of acceptable behaviour contracts pioneered by Liberal Democrats in Islington, and regards increased community involvement and empowerment as vital components of success in action to tackle antisocial behaviour.

For full details see the Scottish Parliament Official Report 2 April 2009 which is available from the Scottish Parliament website.

Further Information

Scottish Parliament Official Report 2 April 2009