Open consultation

Support for victims of domestic abuse in safe accommodation

Summary

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

This consultation closes at

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.

Documents

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

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Ways to respond

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Email to:

DomesticAbuse.ReviewAudit@communities.gov.uk

Write to:

Domestic Abuse Team
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
3rd Floor, Fry Building
2 Marsham Street
London
SW1P 4DF

Published 13 May 2019
Last updated 13 May 2019