Domestic Abuse Consultation March 8th – May 31st 2018
The Home Office have launched a public consultation “Transforming the response to domestic abuse”.
“We are committed to doing everything we can to end domestic abuse. To achieve this we need to build a society that has zero tolerance and actively empowers victims, communities and professionals to confront and challenge it. We are determined to ensure victims feel safe and supported, both to seek help and to rebuild their lives.
The consultation responses will shape the response to domestic abuse at every stage, from prevention through to rehabilitation. The questions reference the connections and provisions of cross-sector agencies and departments and reinforces the Government’s aim to make domestic abuse everybody’s business.
By consulting, we aim to harness the knowledge and expertise of charities and specialist organisations and professionals across policing, criminal justice, health, welfare, education and local authorities who deal with these issues everyday.”
Throughout the twelve week period the government will be listening to partners, to the many organisations and their staff working to tackle domestic abuse, and to the public. To anyone who has been affected by domestic abuse or knows of someone who has.
This post links to information, to the consultation document itself and downloadable content to support you in doing two things:
- firstly, participating in the consultation and sharing your views; and
- secondly, spreading the message and inviting others to take part in a national conversation on how we can transform the response to domestic abuse.
A full version of the consultation is available at consult.justice.gov.uk/homeoffice-moj/domestic-abuse-consultation
The short version is available at consult.justice.gov.uk/homeoffice-moj/domestic-abuse-consultation-short-version
Domestic Abuse Bill: briefing
AVA (Against Violence & Abuse) has published a good practice briefing on the Domestic Abuse Bill consultation. The briefing gives an overview of the consultation, detail of its key proposals and key points including proposal 5 recognising the harm domestic abuse inflicts on children.
For further information or to read the briefing visit avaproject.org.uk/domestic-abuse-bill-consultation
How you can help
Take part in the Transforming the response to Domestic Abuse consultation at consult.justice.gov.uk/homeoffice-moj/domestic-abuse-consultation
- you do not have to complete it all in one sitting
- you do not have to answer every question; answer what is relevant for you
Share your views:
- share the online consultation with partners, colleagues and networks
- join in on social media to share the content, videos and facts about domestic abuse
- encourage people to participate in the shorter version of the consultation document at consult.justice.gov.uk/homeoffice-moj/domestic-abuse-consultation-short-version
- use the hashtag #ThisIsAbuse
Promote the consultation:
- Home Office Twitter: twitter.com/ukhomeoffice
- Home Office Instagram: ukhomeoffice
- Home Office Facebook: www.facebook.com/ukhomeofficegov/
- MOJ Twitter: twitter.com/MoJGovUK
- MOJ Facebook: en-gb.facebook.com/ministryofjusticeuk/
- MOJ LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/uk-ministry-of-justice
Graphics and animation (social media and digital display) to support this campaign are available free to download on Gov.uk