In order to truly understand the matter of anti-social behavior orders and as well in relation to that the question of whether or not they are simply an unnecessary diversion from more important and relevant matters, such as from the major problems of the inner city, then we must discuss not only the more obvious matters but also those that are not as easily understood. This is what will be dissertated in the following.
Through a truly in-depth analysis of certain and specific areas, it has been attempted to understand particular initiatives that are taking place, as well as the implications of their geographic location, and even how they are likely to end up interacting with respect to their impact on children and families in particular. More specifically, extra attention has been given to those initiatives that directly involve children and families, as it has been felt important to consider other initiatives which may not necessarily require that of the participation of children and families, but rather which seem most likely to affect at least some of the risk and protective factors that are associated with the development of delinquent behavior.
The matter of actually targeting the initiatives is one of the most important overall, and the current government's strategies in regards to this and in regards to dealing with social exclusion have truly led to the actual establishment of a large number of initiatives that aim to tackle the problems that are arising from social exclusion in certain disadvantaged areas. "Research suggest, however, that the joining up of initiatives is beset with difficulties. Local authority officers and elected members apparently find that the volume of new initiatives is the main obstacle to 'joined up working.'" (McCarthy et al, 2003). Furthermore, a Local Government Association (LGA) report that was published in 1999 truly worked by drawing attention to what was described as being the inevitable complexities of working with and across different initiatives. This report is in fact also suggested that certain partners in the actual provision of initiatives altogether were tending to find their resources stretched immaculately as they strove to respond to separate, and this was often a rather difficult criteria; moreover, the actual time-scale for some initiatives, and at the speed at which partnerships are really expected to respond to the bidding process, have quite arguably militated against that of the development of sustainable partnerships. "Although the report itself acknowledges the need for ABIs to be monitored and evaluated, it warns that there might be a risk of 'overkill', and claims that local authorities are being 'unduly inundated' by requests for information from different agencies exploring,