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Breaking the cycle of domestic abuse

“Our objective is to help those who suffer in silence and reduce the impact on children and families”

RJ Volunteers

“Our objective is to help those who suffer in silence and reduce the impact on children and families”

Working with and through the Domestic Abuse Strategic Board to deliver an ambitious programme of transformation we will:

  • Support victims and their families affected by domestic abuse to feel safe, cope and recover through targeted help and jointly commissioned services.
  • Train and develop front line professionals to recognise the signs and indicators of domestic abuse and to know how and where to go to for help.
  • Support victims of domestic abuse who have also experienced sexual abuse, ensuring they receive the specialist help and advice they need.
  • Understand the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on domestic abuse and help those affected cope and recover, while ensuring the risk of offending is reduced.
  • Support the Southend, Essex and Thurrock Domestic Abuse Board by providing leadership and helping develop and embed the new strategy.
    • • Ensure victims’ voices are heard and used to inform our service development and the development of peer support networks.Alter the behaviour of perpetrators and reduce offending by commissioning innovative programmes.
      • Develop clear and consistent pathways for children and young people to report their domestic abuse concerns
      • Expand earlier intervention at primary school level/early years settings and have specific interventions on healthy relationships available along with support service pathways
      • Promote our commissioned domestic abuse services’ single point of access to ensure victims get the support they need to cope and recover.
      • Work with the Criminal Justice System to monitor the use and effectiveness of the legislation and processes in managing domestic abuse offenders.
  • Deliver targeted domestic abuse campaigns on key topics including promoting domestic abuse awareness within communities, and the business sector, encouraging healthy working environments.
  • Use body worn video to improve successful outcomes in domestic abuse cases and ensure more perpetrators are brought to justice.
  • Understand and tackle the specific nature and impact of domestic abuse in rural communities.
  • Increase the use of restorative justice as a proven way to prevent domestic abuse reoffending and help victims cope and recover.

So that domestic abuse victims are and feel safer and perpetrators are brought to justice




Performance outcomes and indicators

1 Number of incidents of domestic abuse
2 Number of repeat incidents of domestic abuse
3 Number of domestic abuse arrests
4 Number of Domestic Violence Protection Notices (DVPNs) and Protection Orders (DVPOs)
5 Number of domestic abuse offences solved


PFCC for Essex, Kelvedon Park, London Road, Rivenhall, Witham, Essex, CM8 3HB
01245 291600

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