Share your thoughts on Birmingham City Council’s new Domestic Abuse Strategy
Whether you live or work in Birmingham, you can play a key role in our city’s response to domestic abuse, whether you directly support citizens or not. Birmingham City Council (BCC) need YOUR feedback on the city’s draft Domestic Abuse Prevention Strategy 2024+.
This important strategy will shape how partners across the city tackle domestic abuse, support survivors and hold perpetrators to account. Domestic abuse (DA) touches the lives, directly or indirectly, of most people in Birmingham. It is the third highest reason for homelessness presentations, second highest reason for contacting Birmingham Children’s Trust, and DA crimes reported to the police have more than doubled in the past four years.
The Care Act 2014 sets out a clear framework requiring local authorities to safeguard vulnerable adults, promoting their wellbeing, and DA is a part of this.
The draft strategy builds on the Domestic Abuse Prevention Strategy 2018-2023, the DA Needs Assessment undertaken in 2021, and many conversations with partners and survivors.
A six-week public consultation has been launched, and BCC need both staff and citizens to share their views!
Please take part in the online Be Heard survey which should take about 10 minutes to complete and is completely confidential.
Also, please share this with your networks, both personal and professional, to ensure we gather as much feedback as possible.
To discuss the consultation or strategy, or submit responses by email, please get in touch with DAteam@birmingham.gov.uk
Anyone can be a victim of domestic abuse, and we know you may know someone, or have experienced it yourself – BCC commission specialist services that are available to you for help and support.
Birmingham and Solihull Women’s Aid Helpline is open every day 9:15 – 5:15 on 0808 800 0028
Webchat is open Monday to Friday 10 – 4.
Cranstoun helpline is open Monday to Friday 9-5 on 0121 633 1750, or the website has more information.
Birmingham LGBT’s helpline is open Monday to Friday 10am – 9pm and Saturdays 11:30am to 7pm on 0121 643 0821, or the website has more information.
In an emergency, please call 999.