Domestic Abuse and Violence Against Women and Girls Strategy 2022-2025
This Domestic Abuse and Violence Against Women and Girls Strategy 2022 to 2025 sets out our vision for Barnet to be a borough where everyone can live free of domestic abuse and violence against women and girls.
Barnet Council is committed to working with all partners and community groups following the Domestic Abuse Act 2021 to reduce the prevalence of domestic abuse and violence against women and girls, and to improve the support and response for all victims and survivors in Barnet.
The Partnership has zero tolerance for abuse and violence, perpetrators will be held to account and victims and survivors will be able to access the support and help they need.
Our approach retains a clear focus on women and girls’ experiences, whilst also recognising that anyone including men and boys can be victims and survivors.
Our aim is to ensure that all victims and survivors receive appropriate service responses and are able to access support irrespective of additional barriers they may face when seeking help.
We continue to fund support services which include:
- Domestic Abuse Advocacy and Support Service
- Perpetrator Programmes
- DA Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Conference (MARAC)
- GP training - Identification and Referral to Improve Safety (IRIS) Programme
- Women's Refuges in the borough