Thank you for Matt Foot's article, 'Leave Our Kids Alone' (October SR). I am trying to find some information on the costs to local councils of anti-social behaviour orders (Asbos).
I am having a long running battle with our local council on behalf of my son - well, all youngsters in our area, actually! My main gripe is exactly the same as the content of your article. Why are local governments wasting so much 'being seen' to be dealing with the problem, when if they invested the money in services for these youngsters they wouldn't be prowling the streets feeling hated and angry and dying of boredom?