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New Domestic Abuse Strategy 2019-2021 has been published

Published: Monday, 18 February 2019

The aims of this strategy are to raise awareness, prevent, identify, investigate, prosecute and appropriately support the victims of domestic abuse.

Domestic Abuse impacts upon women and men, children and young people, families and communities and it is not always easy to identify. It is often referred to as the 'hidden' crime as different forms of abuse can mean some victims suffer for far too long before getting help. 

We want everyone in Telford and Wrekin to be kept safe from domestic abuse and have the opportunity to lead healthy and happy lives. We can achieve this by:

  • Preventing domestic abuse from happening in the first place, by challenging the attitudes and behaviours which foster it, and intervening early to prevent it from continuing, recurring or escalating;
  • Reducing the risk to victims and their families, ensuring that perpetrators are held to account and supporting them to change their behaviour; and
  • Working in partnership to provide the right specialist services and support to women, children and young people and also men affected.  

The effects and impact of domestic abuse cut across a number of service areas across organisations and is therefore supported by the following partnerships:

  • Telford & Wrekin Safeguarding Children Board (TWSCB)
  • Telford & Wrekin Safeguarding Adults Board (TWSAB)
  • Safer Telford & Wrekin Partnership (STWP)
  • Health & Wellbeing Board (HWBB)

The Domestic Abuse Strategy aims to support the partnerships through a joined up response for those affected by domestic abuse, underpinned by a clear recognition and understanding that no single agency can address this complex issue in isolation.

Together, we will break the cycle of abuse.