Decision details

Domestic Abuse - Safe Accommodation and Support 22/23

Decision Maker: Assistant Director All Ages Commissioning

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


The Domestic Abuse Act 2021 introduced a new statutory framework for the delivery of support to victim-survivors of domestic abuse and their children in safe accommodation. The Act placed several duties on each tier one local authority including to:

1. Assess the need for accommodation-based domestic abuse support in their area for all victim-survivors or their children, including those who come from outside the area.
2. Develop and publish a strategy for the provision of such support to cover their locality, having regard to the needs assessment.
3. Give effect to the strategy (through commissioning / de-commissioning decisions).

The need for additional safe accommodation has been identified through the needs assessment process. This service will provide a minimum of 6 new units of safe accommodation with support. The service will work closely with the councils housing solutions team to place victim-survivors of domestic abuse into safe accommodation.

Contact: Ewen Archibald, Interim Assistant Director, All Ages Commissioning Email: Tel: 01432 261970.

Publication date: 24/11/2022

Date of decision: 15/11/2022

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