LGA responds to latest domestic abuse figures

“There needs to be a greater focus on prevention and early intervention measures to tackle the root causes, support more victims, and stop domestic abuse occurring in the first place."


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Responding to new annual figures on domestic abuse published today by the Office for National Statistics, Cllr Simon Blackburn, Chair of the Local Government Association’s Safer and Stronger Communities Board, said:

“Tackling domestic abuse is an issue that councils take extremely seriously, but they cannot tackle this despicable crime alone.

“Councils need the cooperation of other public services to reduce domestic abuse, which is why a multi-agency approach is vital to this work.

“There needs to be a greater focus on prevention and early intervention measures to tackle the root causes, support more victims, and stop domestic abuse occurring in the first place.

“The next government needs to ensure councils have long-term, sustainable funding to help safeguard individuals and families from the physical and psychological harm of domestic abuse.”