Community safety delivery plan outline 2021-2022

Priority two: domestic abuse

Early intervention prevention

We want to:

  • get the appropriate support and services right and delivered at the earliest appropriate stage
  • ensure people have the appropriate support and understanding of the impact of domestic abuse
  • provide educators with relevant information in real time when children have witnessed incidents of domestic abuse

To do this, we will:

  • establish good links between Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Conferences (MARAC), Partnership Hub, Police and domestic abuse services and develop clear lines of escalation and de-escalation
  • raise awareness across the partnership, key stakeholder employees and related services of the warning signs of domestic abuse
  • raise awareness of the impact of domestic abuse involving young people – including risky/harmful relationships
  • ensure Operation Encompass is rolled out across the district

Managing perpetrators

We want to:

  • reduce the number of high risk cases of domestic abuse
  • have better awareness across the CSP of the support available and how it can be deployed

To do this, we will:

  • identify repeat perpetrators and develop intervention and support plans to change behaviour
  • raise awareness of the support available to perpetrators

Supporting victims and witnesses

We want to:

  • have a better awareness across the CSP of the support available and how it can be deployed
  • ensure that the appropriate support is given to the right people at the right time

To do this, we will:

  • ensure that support from commissioned services and local charities is made available for victims of domestic abuse wherever possible and that these services are understood across the partnership
  • ensure the effectiveness of the MARAC through partnership support and engagement

Public confidence

We want to:

  • raise the awareness of positive outcomes in response to domestic abuse
  • make sure that people feel more assured that support services are available if required
  • make perpetrators aware that there will be increased scrutiny on their behaviour

To do this, we will:

  • develop partnership communication strands to develop awareness to the public of the support services available and reinforce positive outcomes for survivors of domestic abuse
  • develop and support effective communication strands around key events that can impact on incidences of domestic abuse, such as major footballing competitions/Christmas period
  • develop partnership communication strands to develop awareness of how perpetrator  behaviour will be addressed and how support can achieve positive change