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(Welsh Government) Draft national violence against women, domestic abuse and sexual violence indicators

12 March 2019

Much progress has been made to improve the way we work with people affected by violence against women, domestic abuse and sexual violence (VAWDASV) since the introduction of the Act. Multi agency working is commonplace and a strong, professionalised specialist third sector works alongside the public sector to deliver essential services across Wales.

The VAWDASV National Strategy, which fulfils the requirement in section 3 of the Act, was published in 2016 and builds on our collective progress to date, and prioritises delivery in the areas of prevention, protection, and provision of support, in line with the purpose of the Act.

The Act places a duty on local authorities and local health boards to prepare and publish joint local strategies for tackling violence against women, domestic abuse and sexual violence.

The VAWDASV National Strategy outlines the six key objectives that Welsh Ministers expect to achieve by November 2021 and are aligned to deliver against the purpose of the Act which is to improve:

Arrangements for the Prevention of violence against women, domestic abuse and sexual violence

  • Objective 1: Increase awareness and challenge attitudes of violence against women, domestic abuse and sexual violence across the Welsh Population
  • Objective 2: Increased awareness in children and young people of the importance of safe, equal and healthy relationships and that abusive behaviour is always wrong
  • Objective 3: Increased focus on holding perpetrators to account and provide opportunities to change their behaviour based around victim safety.
  • Objective 4: Make early intervention and prevention a priority

Arrangements for the Protection of victims of violence against women, domestic abuse and sexual violence

  • Objective 5: Relevant professionals are trained to provide effective, timely and appropriate responses to victims and survivors

Support for people affected by violence against women, domestic abuse and sexual violence

  • Objective 6: Provide victims with equal access to appropriately resourced, high quality, needs led, strength based, gender responsive services across Wales

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The deadline for responses is Friday the 15th of March.

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