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SETDAB welcomes Government plans to protect victims of domestic abuse

The Southend, Essex and Thurrock Domestic Abuse Board (SETDAB) has today welcomed the pledge by the Government to go further than ever to help protect victims of domestic abuse.

Home Secretary Suella Braverman MP announced new measures this week to protect women and girls that will see domestic abusers facing tags and tougher management.

The new proposals go further than ever before in protecting women and girls from harassment, aggression and violence – focussing on stopping domestic abuse before it takes place.

Deputy PFCC Jane Gardner sitting at her desk.

Jane Gardner, Deputy Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner

Deputy Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner Jane Gardner, chair of SETDAB, said: “Protecting vulnerable people and breaking the cycle of domestic abuse is a key priority in Roger Hirst’s Police and Crime Plan.

“With domestic abuse accounting for 33 per cent of all violent crime in the county, Essex Police are working to protect those at risk and reduce the number who become victims. We have helped to support that by increasing the number of police officers so that Essex Police can set up specialist domestic abuse teams.

“This news from the Government is very welcome and shows how seriously we are all taking domestic violence. At SETDAB we are pleased to see that the law will be changed so that the most dangerous domestic abusers will be watched more closely, and that controlling or coercive behaviour will be treated the same as physical violence.”

You can read more about the new measures here on the Home Office website.

Find out how we are working to break the cycle of domestic abuse.

If you’re a survivor of abuse looking for community support in your area, please visit Essex Compass.

Page published on 22/02/2023.
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