Barbara has welcomed Labour's drive to widen the clampdown on anti-social behaviour, to tackle its causes in the home, classroom and local community, and to build a culture of respect in society.
The new measures in the 'Respect Action Plan' focus attention on the prevention of anti-social behaviour as well as dealing with bad behaviour when it occurs. It includes strategies to tackle problem families, reduce school truancy and dramatically increase numbers of police community support officers on our streets.
Labour's Respect Action Plan will place tackling problem families at the heart of measures to tackle the causes of disrespect and anti-social behaviour.
"The Respect Action Plan will make Worsley a better place to live. This is a well-thought out series of measures, new powers and investment that will help tackle the mindless minority who can make all our lives a misery.
"By addressing problem families, school truancy, providing parenting classes and giving young people more things to do we are doing everything possible to avert anti-social behaviour occurring in Worsley. I'm also pleased that this plan has strong measures and new police powers to deal with those individuals who fail to respect the rules and who disrupt the lives of hardworking local people.
"These measures ensure everyone in Worsley lives in a safe area and in a community where those who play by the rules are respected."
The Home Secretary meets Barbara to discuss how the Respect Action Plan will work