The Domestic Abuse Consultation sets out HM Government’s approach to dealing with domestic abuse. Seeking to address this abuse at every stage from prevention, this consultation is wide-ranging seeking views on both legislative proposals and a package of practical action. The consultation questions cover four main themes with the central aim of prevention running through each, namely:
promote awareness – to put domestic abuse at the top of everyone’s agenda, and raise public and professionals’ awareness;
protect and support – to enhance the safety of victims and the support that they receive;
pursue and deter – to provide an effective response to perpetrators from initial agency response through to conviction and management of offenders, including rehabilitation;
improve performance – to drive consistency and better performance in the response to domestic abuse across all local areas, agencies and sectors.