Harassment is any deliberate attack suffered by an individual or group because of colour, race, religion, nationality, gender, sexuality, age, disability, illness or appearance.
Harassment includes behaviour such as:
We aim to promote a safe and secure environment for people to live in. Everyone has the right to live peacefully in their home, equally everyone has a duty to make sure that their behaviour, and that of their visitors, does not interrupt this right for others. We set out clear requirements of our tenants in our tenancy agreement and handbook.
We take reports of harassment very seriously and work in partnership with Cambridgeshire Police and other agencies to support residents and take enforcement action where appropriate.
You should contact us and the Police straight away.
You can report Harassment to us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on 01354 660 789 or via the online reporting form.
We need to have a record of incidents so we can see exactly what is happening and the effect it is having on you. You can obtain an Incident Diary from the Neighbourhood Team or download an Incident Diary here (240 KB).
If you finding completing the Incident Diary difficult, please let us know and we can make alternative arrangements, such as logging the incidents by phone or using a Dictaphone.
The action we can take will depend on the type of behaviour being experiences and the age and vulnerability of the perpetrator. We will discuss the options with you and agree an action plan.
Some options that we will consider include:
Harassment is a crime. If the perpetrator is a tenant of Roddons Housing Association then it is also a breach of their tenancy,
Some legal options that we can use are:
If we decide to take legal action we will need good evidence to present to Court, the Incident Diary will form part of this. You may be asked to attend Court and give your evidence in person.
You can download our full Harassment Policy and Procedure (113 KB) here.
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