Safer St.Helens partners work hard to improve perceptions of
young people and to highlight their positive contributions.
Only a small minority of young people get involved in anti-social
behaviour. Sometimes this can be because they are not aware of how
their behaviour can impact on others - such as hanging around
in large groups on the street, this can cause residents
distress and be perceived as anti-social behaviour.
Particularly through our Community Safety ASB Outreach Team, we
work closely to support young people who are identified as at risk
of becoming involved in anti-social behaviour and work to divert
them into positive activities.
This does not always work and when necessary we use tools such
as Acceptable Behaviour Contracts, to monitor their behaviour and
to challenge the cause.
For more information, please visit www.sthelens.gov.uk/yaz
to find the wide range of activities available for young people