Issue - meetings

Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence

Meeting: 19/07/2022 - Safer Policy and Performance Board (Item 4)

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            The Board considered a report of the Operational Director – Community and Environment, which provided an update on the activities taking places across the Borough in response to domestic abuse and sexual violence. The Executive Board at its meeting on 16 June 2022 had approved a revised approach to delivering specialist domestic abuse support and services in Halton (Minute EXB 9 refers). Details of the SafeLives Whole Picture Approach, adopted in Halton, was outlined in the report.


            The report provided Members with further information on:


·         the increase in domestic abuse cases since Covid-19. Halton had the highest rate of cases discussed at MARAC compared to Cheshire (Q3 2021/22);

·         the Halton domestic abuse accommodation service;

·         the domestic abuse service offer for children, young people and families;

·         Halton’s bid to the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner, to improve the local service offer for victims in Halton specifically those who had been subjected to historical domestic abuse that would not have been eligible for domestic abuse support within the current commissioned service. A total of £163,200 had been awarded over a three year period.


RESOLVED: That the report be noted.