Thank you for your help in protecting children’s rights!
The Government has announced that they will support the will of the House of Lords by retaining the definition of anti-social behaviour as causing “harassment, alarm or distress” in the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Bill.
In an overwhelming government defeat, the House of Lords voted to scrap the government’s definition of anti-social behaviour – behaviour causing “nuisance or annoyance” – and stick to the original “harassment alarm or distress” definition.
We were concerned that – as the Bill moved back to the House of Commons – the government could take this opportunity to undo the amendment decided upon by Peers. Thankfully, the government accepted the will of the House of Lords and therefore the change to the legislation.
So we wanted to thank you for taking the time to sign and share the petition – we couldn’t have stopped this legislation without your help.
And finally, a special thank you to our colleagues in the Children’s Society, JUSTICE and the Criminal Justice Alliance for working tirelessly with us on this issue.