"I am delighted to see this domestic abuse delivery plan from the Constabulary being shared publically. It is important to me that local people can see what plans the Constabulary have to improve their response to this crime.
Tackling domestic abuse is in my Police and Crime Plan under my priority to ‘Protect the Most Vulnerable from Harm’. This plan reinforces the Constabulary’s commitment to this priority and I particularly welcome the emphasis on working with children in the plan.
We must recognise domestic abuse is everyone’s business and look out for our friends, neighbours, colleagues and family, so that together we can protect victims from this inexcusable form of cruelty, giving them the confidence to come forward and seek justice.
I oversee the Constabulary’s delivery of my Police and Crime Plan at the Police and Crime Board. View the papers on my website."
"Domestic Abuse remains a key priority for us and we are committed to improving victim confidence and increasing the number of reports we receive.
We will continue to work openly with our partners and share appropriate information to ensure those affected receive the support they need and children are safeguarded.
We know early intervention is a critical part of tackling abuse. Our strategy will help identify victims and offenders at the earliest possible opportunity, and will utilise early intervention and disruption tactics to prevent violence and abuse from escalating.
Our approach gives victims at risk the support to take positive action and educates young people about the importance of respect and consent in relationships, teaching them that abusive behaviour is always wrong."