A core value of the Partnership has always been to offer support and inclusion for victims, in a variety of ways. Much of this work focuses on abuse which happens primarily within the home or is committed by a close friend or relative – domestic abuse. We seek to promote and develop greater understanding and healthy debate around this subject as well as encouraging improved inter-agency support around the protection of victims and the prevention of further abuse.
Even if they are not directly involved, children in particular can suffer indirectly from the debilitating effects of both abuse and crime long into their own adulthood.
Our current programmes of work specfically around support for victims are shown below (and you can also view our previous projects related to this topic)
The Thames Valley Domestic Abuse Strategy Group was set up to develop a more strategic approach to Domestic Abuse across all the key agencies in the area and to create stronger and more co-ordinated responses and services.