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Victims asked to help design domestic and sexual violence services

Survivors and victims of domestic and sexual violence assaults are being asked to help improve the ways in which these specialised support services are provided to victims in the future.

The contracts covering Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland are due to expire at the end of March 2021, and the agencies responsible for commissioning the service would like to hear the views of those who have used them in the past, to enable them to provide a more tailored service going forward.

This consultation is being launched on Monday 11 September and will give people the opportunity to feedback their views on the service they received and suggest ways in which it could be improved.

Domestic and sexual violence and abuse services across the City, County and Rutland are commissioned by Leicester City Council, Leicestershire County Council, Rutland County Council, and the Police and Crime Commissioner for Leicestershire.

They provide help and support for victims, children with an emphasis on easily accessible advice and information, support, protection and recovery.  They also focus on prevention, with services available to those who have, or are at risk of, abuse.

The four organisations particularly want to improve how they support victims and their families and respond to perpetrators when they recommission the services on offer.

Police and Crime Commissioner, Lord Willy Bach, said: “It’s vital that we help victims of crime to recover from their experience.  That’s why I’m pleased that we are asking those who have been unfortunate enough to have suffered from this particularly traumatic type of crime to help shape the way services are delivered in the future.

“My focus on prevention is well-known and I welcome the inclusion of services for offenders, or those on the edge of offending, which will in turn reduce the number of victims.”

To take part in the domestic and sexual violence and abuse consultation visit: https://consultations.leicester.gov.uk/sec/280494ba

The consultation runs from Monday, September 11 to Friday, November 22.

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Media Enquiries:   Sallie Blair - 01283 821012 / 07702 541401

 

 

Posted on Wednesday 11th September 2019
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