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Tackling anti-social behaviour

What works to prevent anti-social behaviour?

The Anti-Social Behaviour Action Plan was published this week. It sets out the Government’s approach to stamping out anti-social behaviour across England and Wales.

BBC Radio 4 – Today programme

In response, Jon Yates – Executive Director of the Youth Endowment Fund – spoke to the Today programme to discuss what works to prevent anti-social behaviour, and puts forward the case for evidence-backed solutions.

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Jon also joined an expert panel, convened by Onward, to discuss the Government’s plan – considering whether it goes far enough, what needs to happen to make it a success and if it will lead to concrete results before the next election.

You can watch the discussion below.


  • Adam Hawksbee, Deputy Director, Onward (Chair)
  • Rt Hon Michael Gove MP, Levelling Up Secretary
  • Professor Larry Sherman, Home Office Chief Scientific Advisor
  • Katy Bourne OBE, Police and Crime Commissioner for Sussex
  • Lord Nick Herbert, Chair, National College of Policing and Former Policing Minister
  • Ndidi Okezie, CEO of UK Youth
  • Cllr James Jamieson, Chair, Local Government Association
  • Jon Yates, Exec Director, Youth Endowment Fund

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