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Violence against Women and Girls strategy published

Domestic Violence

THE Thurrock Community Safety Partnership has published its strategy to combat Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG).

Led by Thurrock Council, the Thurrock Community Safety Partnership (TCSP) – which also involves partners from the emergency services, SERICC, health, safeguarding and voluntary sector – will present the updated strategy at next week’s (Thursday 14 December) meeting of the Cleaner, Greener and Safer Overview and Scrutiny Committee.

The vision, as set out in the strategy to Tackle Violence Against Women and Girls in Thurrock 2017- 2020, is for everyone in Thurrock to live a life free from domestic and sexual violence, abuse and harmful practices.

It follows the national guidelines which state that an effective VAWG strategy puts the victim at the centre of service delivery, has a clear focus on perpetrators in order to keep victims safe, has a strategic approach to the commissioning of services, safeguards individuals, and engages and empowers communities.

Cabinet Member responsible for the TCSP, Cllr Brian Little, said: “While the title of this strategy references women and girls, we absolutely understand that men are also victims of domestic violence – and not all perpetrators are men.

“I am pleased that we have been able to work with partners in developing this strategy. It is now imperative that we implement it fully so that we can protect victims and pursue perpetrators.”

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