Last chance to take part in domestic abuse consultation

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Have you been affected by domestic abuse and would you like to have your say on how the issue is tackled across the county?

Today is the closing date for contributing to Hertfordshire Domestic Abuse Partnership’s consultation on its draft strategy.

The strategy has been developed by the key agencies that deal with domestic abuse in the county, including Herts County Council, the various district and borough councils, the police, local health services and charities.

It aims to provide, for the first time, a common approach to preventing domestic abuse and providing proper support for victims where it has occurred.

And the strategy includes commitments to:

• Prevent domestic abuse from happening in the first place by challenging the attitudes and behaviours which foster it, and intervening early where possible to prevent it;

• Reduce the risk to victims and ensure that perpetrators are held to account;

• Work in partnership to provide appropriate levels of support where abuse occurs.

To read and respond to the draft strategy visit www.hertsdirect.org/dastrategy