To receive and consider the refreshed Telford & Wrekin Domestic Abuse Strategy 2023-2025.
The Cabinet Member: Leisure, Public Health and Well-Being, Equalities & Partnerships presented the report of the Director: Health & Wellbeing. The report provided an update on the refreshed strategy which had been developed by the new Domestic Abuse Local Partnership Board.
The Domestic Abuse Act 2021 (DA Act) had provided new context, duties and responsibilities on Local Authorities and partner organisations. A Telford & Wrekin Domestic Abuse Local Partnership Board had been established, in conjunction with eh national Domestic Abuse Charity, SafeLives. The report outlined the key elements of the new service.
Cabinet Members welcomed the report and discussed the new framework around managing perpetrators of abuse. Cabinet Members welcomed the commitment to dealing with child to parent abuse.
The Leader of the Conservative Group raised a question regarding pursuing orders where possible should be changed to where necessary, the Leader of the Council advised that the Council would discuss this with the police, as they held the necessary powers.
a) The Telford & Wrekin Domestic Abuse Strategy 2023/2025 be approved;
b) The Council sign up to the Child to Parent Abuse Covenant.