LGA responds to new Domestic Abuse Commissioner announcement

“Our ambition must be to reduce the number of victims, with greater investment in early intervention and prevention schemes, including in perpetrator programmes, that help stop domestic abuse happening in the first place."


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Responding to today’s Home Office announcement of Nicole Jacobs as the UK’s first Domestic Abuse Commissioner, Cllr Katrina Wood, Vice Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Safer and Stronger Communities Board, said:

“This appointment is a positive step to help tackle domestic abuse, which is an issue that councils take very seriously and we look forward to working with the Commissioner on further measures to improve work to support more victims and stop this devastating crime.

“Our ambition must be to reduce the number of victims, with greater investment in early intervention and prevention schemes, including in perpetrator programmes, that help stop domestic abuse happening in the first place.

“We look forward to working with the Commissioner to ensure adequate resources and funding for councils and their partners are in place to help reduce and eventually eliminate domestic abuse, supported by the confirmation of the Domestic Abuse Bill as part of the Queen’s Speech.”