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Housing research summary 245: effectiveness of schemes to enable households at risk of domestic violence to remain in their own homes

A Sanctuary Scheme is a multi-agency victim centred initiative which aims to enable households at risk of violence to remain safely in their…

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245: Effectiveness of schemes to enable households at risk of domestic violence to remain in their own homes

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A Sanctuary Scheme is a multi-agency victim centred initiative which aims to enable households at risk of violence to remain safely in their own homes by installing a ‘Sanctuary’ in the home and through the provision of support to the household. In 2009/10 a research team led by Anwen Jones from the Centre for Housing Policy, University of York carried out an evaluation of Sanctuary Schemes.

This summary provides an overview of key findings and good practice points. A full research report and also a separate practice guide have also been published.