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Report begging

There are a minority of people in our towns and cities who ask people for money.

You may find begging for money distressing and intimidating, especially if the beggar becomes persistent.

When reporting begging or welfare concerns for someone is begging, try to provide any:

  • names
  • addresses or locations
  • ages or age ranges
  • details about why they are causing alarm or for their own welfare

Report aggressive begging

You can report a person whose begging is causing alarm or intimidation:

Report welfare concerns

If you are concerned about someone who is begging and you think they are homeless, you can report them to either:

Ongoing anti-social behaviour

An Anti-social Behaviour (ASB) Case Review can be requested if you have reported a persistent problem to the council, police, or housing provider and feel action has not been taken. Find out about requesting an ASB Case Review.

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