The government’s Violence Against Women and Girls Strategy 2016-2020 was published earlier this month. It was accompanied by an announcement that an additional £80m will be spent on services and frontline work such as refuges and rape crisis centres.
It will also cover the cost of a Service Transformation Fund being established next year, which will be designed to encourage new approaches to tackle domestic violence, support victims and prevent perpetrators from reoffending.
Meanwhile, the Home Office will publish a National Statement of Expectations (NSE) to make clear to local partnerships what good commissioning and service provision looks like. This is intended to “provide a blueprint for all local areas to follow”.
The strategy will inform our commissioning plans in Warwickshire.
Read the full strategy here