8:30 – 9:00

Registration, Tea and Coffee

09:00 – 09:10

Chair’s Opening Remarks


Graham Boyack

Director, Scottish Mediation

09:10 – 09:45

Keynote Address: Key Priorities for Tackling Antisocial Behaviour in Scotland

  • Outlining the opportunities and challenges moving forward
  • The driving factors behind the rise in antisocial behaviour
  • Support for key partners, such as local authorities and housing, to tackle antisocial behaviour
Live Q&A
09:30 – 09:45

Will Linden

Deputy Director, Scottish Violence Reduction Unit

09:45 – 10:20

Joint Discussion: Improving Reporting of Antisocial Behaviour

  • Why don’t victims come forward? Challenges surrounding reporting
  • Encouraging more victims to come forward
  • Tackling challenges surrounding awareness and stigma
  • Ensuring reporting procedures are clear and accessible
Live Q&A
10:05 – 10:20

Superintendent Hilary Sloan

Partnerships, Prevention and Community Wellbeing Division, Police Scotland

Peter Barry

Chief Officer – Housing and Employability, West Dunbartonshire Council

10:20 – 11:00

Ask the Experts: Providing High Quality Support for Victims

  • Ensuring that victims and their experiences are heard
  • Effectively engaging with communities
  • Legal responsibilities of key partners in supporting victims of antisocial behaviour
Live Q&A
10:40 – 11:00

Fiona McLeod

Legal Director & Solicitor Advocate, Brodies LLP

Kate Wallace

Chief Executive, Victim Support Scotland

11:00 – 11:30

Networking Break

A face-to-face opportunity to meet your colleagues and make new connections

11:30 – 12:15

Panel Discussion: Promoting Effective Multi-Agency Working to Tackle Antisocial Behaviour

  • Powers available to you to resolve ASB
  • Working collaboratively to implement targeted initiatives: from early intervention and prevention, to local diversion campaigns
  • Communicating effectively with partners
Live Q&A
12:00 – 12:15

Chief Inspector Liam Harman

Area Commander, Falkirk Police


Kelly Shearer

Head of Participation, Y Dance (Scottish Youth Dance)

Lorraine Gillies

Chief Officer, Scottish Community Safety Network (SCSN)

Dave Shea

Head of National Development, Scottish Community Safety Network (SCSN)

12:15 – 13:05

Case Studies: Best Practice in Tackling Antisocial Behaviour and Resolving ASB Cases

  • From public campaigns to technology: what works when tackling antisocial behaviour?
  • Developing effective antisocial behaviour policies and procedures
  • Identifying where to target resources to best tackle antisocial behaviour
Live Q&A
12:45 – 13:05

Stephen Elliot

Security and Crime Manager, ScotRail

John Blackwood

Chief Executive, Scottish Association of Landlords

13:05 – 13:15

Chair’s Closing Remarks

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