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Domestic abuse strategy

Have your say on plans to improve accommodation-based support for victims of domestic abuse and their families in Leicestershire.

Online engagement surveys and maintenance

During Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 November 2021 our online engagement surveys will be offline due to maintenance. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Please complete the surveys outside of this period.

This consultation will run from 26 October 2021 – 21 December 2021.

Our Leicestershire Domestic Abuse Reduction Strategy 2022-25 sets out how we will work in partnership to reduce domestic abuse and support victims. It also shows how we will carry out our new legal duties associated with the provision of safe accommodation as required by the Domestic Abuse Act 2021.

Feedback on the plans will help shape the new strategy, ensure the right support is in place for victims and their families and help us invest more than £1.1m of government funding to provide help in the best way.

Your views on our five suggested priorities will help co-produce the strategy.

About our proposed strategy

The strategy adopts the government’s definition of domestic abuse, as outlined in the Domestic Abuse Act 2021. The new definition emphasises that domestic abuse is not only physical violence, but can also be emotional, coercive, or controlling behaviour, and economic abuse.

We have carried out a needs assessment to identify gaps in services and provide information that has helped formulate the draft strategy.

It describes how safe accommodation and support for domestic abuse victims and survivors will be provided over the next three years and outlines five objectives that will be the focus of delivery.

The proposed five priorities

For each priority the strategy outlines where we are now, what we want to achieve and how will we get there. We will focus on achieving these priorities over the next three years.

          Have Your Say

          This consultation will run from 26 October to 21 December.

          To submit your views on the draft Domestic Abuse Reduction Strategy 2022-25, please read the consultation document below and submit your response electronically.

          Supporting documents and survey

          The domestic abuse draft strategy includes a full list of intended outcomes, which we will focus on achieving over the three years.

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          Please read the supporting document above and complete this online survey:

          Online survey

          Alternative formats

          If you're able to, please complete this survey online using the link above. For paper copies of the survey or any other questions, please email communitysafety@leics.gov.uk or call 0116 305 6056.

          What happens next

          Once the consultation has closed, we will review all of the feedback received during the consultation and consider any necessary alterations to the strategy. A consultation report will be produced which will summarise the responses received. This will be available on our You said, we did page in February 2022.

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