The Warwickshire needs assessment has presented an in-depth analysis of the national and local picture of domestic violence and abuse (DVA). It aims to inform the ongoing development of Warwickshire’s response to Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) and in particular the re-commissioning of the county’s specialist DVA support services. The document is focused primarily on those aged 16 years and over. However, support for children and young people, and the issue of education have emerged as gaps, and appropriate recommendations are included to reflect this.
Included within the scope of this analysis is the available and accessible national and local data on DVA including information on the use of the existing specialist services available to support adults affected by DVA in Warwickshire. There are limited references to other forms of violence such as female genital mutilation, forced marriage, ‘honour’ based violence, stalking, harassment and trafficking, as these will be addressed in separate needs assessments in due course.
The Observatory team, specifically Bob Stephens, provided research and analytical support to the needs assessment process which was led by the Warwickshire Community Safety team.
Both the Executive Summary and full report can be found on the links below…Warwickshire DVA Needs Assessment 2015-16 – Exec Summary (PDF, 457.89 KB)
Warwickshire DVA Needs Assessment 2015-16 (PDF, 1.38 MB)