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Tackling Domestic Abuse and Violence Women and Girls in East Sussex

On 30th March, the Government announced its new Domestic Abuse Plan, which focuses on prioritising prevention, supporting all victims and pursuing perpetrators, and builds on the Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) strategy. It has also published its supporting Male Victims Position Statement. The Domestic Abuse Commissioner welcomed the cross-government approach and a wider co-ordinated community response to preventing and tackling domestic abuse within the Plan. In East Sussex, we are developing a multi-agency action plan with key partners to deliver the refreshed Pan Sussex Domestic Abuse, Sexual Violence and Abuse, and Violence Against Women and Girls strategy. This local strategy aligns with the Government’s focus on prioritising prevention, supporting all victims and pursuing perpetrators, as outlined in the Domestic Abuse Plan and the National VAWG Strategy.

Tackling VAWG

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We are also preparing to refresh the needs assessment of available domestic abuse safe accommodation in East Sussex, which was previously completed in 2021. Following a template provided by the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, and working with colleagues in a range of services, we will map available safe and supported accommodation services. This important exercise will ensure that East Sussex continues to enhance its provision of safe accommodation for people experiencing domestic abuse. 
 

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