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Domestic abuse awareness and information

Domestic Abuse Strategies 

Wiltshire's Domestic Abuse Strategy and Wiltshire's Strategy for the Provision of Domestic Abuse Support in Safe Accommodation were published in draft in October 2021. 

Both strategies have been produced by the Wiltshire Domestic Abuse Partnership Board, which is a collaboration between Wiltshire Council, Wiltshire Police, Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner, Clinical Commissioning Group, National Probation Service and our community and voluntary sector.  Together, we are committed to achieving our shared goals on preventing, supporting and safeguarding those impacted by domestic abuse in Wiltshire, and ensuring access to services early and ensure greater accountability and justice is sought against those perpetrating it.

Wiltshire's Domestic Abuse strategy can be found below:

  Draft Wiltshire Domestic Abuse Strategy (gi.ui.mediatype.powerpoint) [2MB] (opens new window)

In May 2023 multi-agency members of Wiltshire's Domestic Abuse Local Partnership Board reviewed the progress made against the Wiltshire Domestic Abuse Strategy in Year 2. The Year 2 Implementation Plan Review can be found below:

Wiltshire Domestic Abuse Strategy Year 2 (22-23) Review (OpenDocument text format) [969KB] (opens new window)

The introduction of the new Domestic Abuse Act 2021 is an integral piece of legislation that will help to protect and safeguard those impacted by domestic abuse. 

Wiltshire's strategy for the provision of domestic abuse support within safe accommodation, will outline how together the partnership will work collaboratively to provide victims and their families who have been impacted by domestic abuse a range of options to remain safe at home or access suitable alternative safe accommodation and support.  This work seeks to complement existing work taking place across the county to address health and wellbeing, community safety and housing needs of those who are experiencing domestic abuse in Wiltshire.

Wiltshire's strategy for the provision of domestic abuse support in safe accommodation can be found below: 

Draft Wiltshire Domestic Abuse Support in Safe Accommodation Strategy (gi.ui.mediatype.powerpoint) [147KB] (opens new window)

Domestic abuse awareness 

Is this love?

Types of abuse

Where to go for help

Always call 999 if you are in immediate danger

If you are abusing someone, you need help

If you want to change your behaviour, you can - with help. To talk to someone who can help:

  • phone FearFree Support Service on 01225 775276 - FearFree Support Service offer advice and structured support for those who act in abusive ways and provide support for victims.
  • phone Respect on 0808 802 4040
  • visit the RESPECT (opens new window) website for more information

Respect offers information and advice to people who behave in abusive ways, as well as those who are victims of abuse. Nothing is so bad you can't talk about it.

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