HMIC launches survey for victims of domestic abuse
An online survey for people who have experienced domestic abuse in the last 12 months has been launched by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC). The aim is to find out what victims think of the way the police responded. The survey is part of a review, requested by the Home Secretary, into how police forces respond to domestic abuse.
A model Domestic Abuse policy is now available by clicking here
Taking a needs assessment style approach the Supporting document for the commissioning of domestic abuse in Sheffield has been published. Information contained in the report includes prevelence estimates, police reported incidents, numbers accessing Local Authority commissioned support services, children and young people affected by domestic abuse, risk factors, perpetrators and sexual violence. Gaps are identifed and where applicable, it is noted how each is being addressed.
Sheffield Domestic Abuse services have developed a new leaflet which offers advice to people who want to help someone they know who is experiencing domestic abuse. This could be a friend, a relative, or a colleague. It can be hard to know what is best to say or what to do if you are really worried about someone’s safety.
Following the case of Sheffield United footballer, Ched Evans, being jailed for raping a teen who was too drunk to consent to sex, a local campaign is being launched with strong messages about sex, alcohol and consent. The Sheffield Safer Communities Partnership has created a flyer, based on the campaign by Rape Crisis Scotland and their website www.thisisnotaninvitationtorapeme.co.uk. The flyer links to more information about consent on the Sheffield Domestic Abuse website.