LGA responds to new NSPCC analysis showing an increase in child protection referrals for domestic abuse

"Domestic abuse is complex and in order to enhance efforts to combat this issue, through both prevention schemes and support services, councils need to be fully funded across all services."


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Cllr Nesil Caliskan, Chair of the LGA’s Safer and Stronger Communities Board, said: “Domestic abuse is a horrendous crime that has a significant, long-lasting impact on children and their families and community based domestic abuse services are a vital resource in supporting victims towards recovery.

“The Domestic Abuse Commissioner’s report into community-based service provision will be a significant contributor in evidencing the need for increased investment in these services. Domestic abuse is complex and in order to enhance efforts to combat this issue, through both prevention schemes and support services, councils need to be fully funded across all services.”