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Acceptable Behaviour Contract

An Acceptable Behaviour Contract (also known as an ABC or Acceptable Behaviour Agreement) is an intervention designed to engage an individual in acknowledging his or her anti-social behaviour and its effect on others, with the aim of stopping that behaviour.

It is a written agreement made between a person who has been involved in anti-social behaviour and their local authority, Youth Inclusion Support Panel (YISP), landlord or the police. ABCs are not set out in law, which is why they are usually called Agreements. Any agency is able to use and adapt the model.

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