Guidance

Options for setting up a sanctuary scheme

This guide aims to help local authorities and stakeholders set up and run effective schemes designed to help victims of domestic violence.

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Options for setting up a sanctuary scheme

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The sanctuary scheme is an innovative approach to homelessness prevention. It provides professionally installed security measures to allow those experiencing domestic violence to remain in their own accommodation where it is safe for them to do so, where it is their choice and where the perpetrator no longer lives within the accommodation.

This joint LGA and Department for Communities and Local Government guidance aims to help local authorities and other key stakeholders set up and run effective schemes designed to help victims of domestic violence.

Published 19 December 2006