Consultation outcome

Support for victims of domestic abuse in safe accommodation

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Future delivery of support to victims and their children in accommodation-based domestic abuse services: consultation response

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This is the government’s response to the consultation on future delivery of support to victims and their children in accommodation-based domestic abuse services.

It proposes placing a statutory duty on tier 1 local authorities (county councils, metropolitan and unitary authorities and the Greater London Authority) to commission services, based on a robust assessment of local need, so that all victims of domestic abuse and their children, including those with protected characteristics, can access support in safe accommodation.

It also proposes the creation of a domestic abuse local partnership board in each area to work with the local authority in carrying out these functions.

We are proposing to legislate for these proposals through the Domestic Abuse Bill with provisions in the Bill to apply to local authorities in England only.

Original consultation

Summary

Consultation on the future delivery of support to victims and their children in accommodation-based domestic abuse services in England.

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Consultation description

This paper seeks views on the government’s proposals for a new approach to support victims of domestic abuse and their children in accommodation-based services in England.

We are consulting on a new delivery model for accommodation-based support. This includes the introduction of a statutory duty on local authorities to provide support that meets the diverse needs of victims of domestic abuse and their children, ensuring they have access to provision that is right for them.

We welcome views on:

  • the definition of accommodation-based services and support
  • leadership and responsibilities
  • local and national accountability
  • guidance

We would like to hear from victims and survivors, service providers, local authorities, police and crime commissioners and other public agencies, as well as other professionals who support victims and their children.

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Domestic abuse services: future delivery of support to victims and their children in accommodation-based domestic abuse services

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Published 13 May 2019
Last updated 14 October 2019 + show all updates
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