Following a change in the law earlier this year, Councils across England now have a duty to provide accommodation-based support to victims of domestic abuse and their children in refuges and other safe accommodation.
As part of this duty, North East Lincolnshire Council is consulting on a local strategy to consider how this support will be provided in our area.
Councillor Ron Shepherd, portfolio holder for safer and stronger communities at North East Lincolnshire Council, said: “It’s important that local people help to shape this strategy and have a say in how this vital support is delivered.
“We are asking people to get involved and contribute to this strategy. We want to develop a plan around how we meet this new statutory duty and what improvements need to be made to the support in place for victims of domestic abuse and their children.
“In North East Lincolnshire, domestic abuse is an issue and is one that we take very seriously. We need to make sure that those who are victims of domestic abuse are properly supported.”
To have your say and take part in the Council’s survey, visit: www.nelincs.gov.uk/have-your-say.
To take a look at the draft strategy, visit www.safernel.co.uk.
Paper copies can be provided on request by calling 01472 324380.
The survey closes on Monday 13 December 2021.