Have your say on the draft Domestic Abuse Accommodation and Support Strategy for Sussex

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Overview

We want to know what you think of the draft domestic abuse accommodation and support strategy for Sussex. Have we got the priorities right? Is there anything we have missed?

How to take part

You can complete the online survey below or send us your feedback via email. This consultation closes on 19 December 2021.

Why your views matter

The domestic Abuse Act 2021 requires local authorities to publish a strategy setting out how they will protect and assist survivors of domestic abuse in safe accommodation. In Sussex we have developed a draft strategy that covers East and West Sussex and Brighton & Hove.

Over 70 stakeholders, professionals, service providers and survivors took part in engagement meetings to inform a needs assessment. This helped us to understand current provision, and identify gaps and opportunities for improving the offer.

In response to the findings of the needs assessment we have identified six strategic priorities. They are:

  • Consistent and Collaborative: Promoting multi-agency and partnership commissioning and working to ensure a consistent offer across Sussex
  • Diverse and Appropriate: Providing a wide range of appropriate safe accommodation and support options
  • Responsive: Establishing specialist provision to support victims/survivors with Multiple Complex Needs
  • Victim-centred: Empowering victims/survivors through expanding choices and enabling victims/survivors to remain in their own homes
  • Trauma-informed: Embedding trauma-informed practice in services and processes through training and specialist knowledge.

Each priority is supported by a number of recommendations. You can find more details in the draft strategy. We believe the proposed strategy will make a real difference to he lives of survivors and their children, and we welcome our views on it. What you tell us will help us ensure we get it right and make the most of the additional funding that is being provided.

The consultation runs for eight weeks. We will update the draft strategy based on people’s comments ready for the final version to be published in January 2022.

We will then have a duty to delivery on the commitments we have made and report our profess to the Secretary of State each year.

The Domestic Abuse Partnership Board will oversee the delivery of our annual Action Plans. The Strategy itself will be reviewed and refreshed every three years in response to the changing needs of victims and survivors of domestic violence and abuse.

What happens next?

The final draft of the document will be reviewed and approved by the domestic Abuse Partnership and the Department management Team for Adult Social Care and Health in January 2022.

Privacy information

This survey is anonymous, and we don’t ask you to provide any personal information. Please ensure that any comments you make don’t include any names of personal details of you or anyone else. You can find more information about data privacy by viewing the West Sussex County Council Privacy Policy and the East Sussex County Council Consultation Hub Privacy Policy.

Accessibility statement

If you require any of the information for this project in an alternative format, please contact us on 0330 222 4248 or via email at faye.mills.may@westsussex.gov.uk and we will do our best to assist you. If you are deaf or hard of hearing and have an NGT texting app installed on your computer, laptop or smartphone, you can contact us on 18001 0330 222 4248.

We are committed to making this website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018. Please view the West Sussex County Council Accessibility Statement for further details. Information about the accessibility of the Your Voice Engagement Hub can be found by clicking on the 'Accessibility tab' which can be found right at the bottom of this page. Where it exists, we will provide details of any project related content which is not fully accessible under a heading of 'Non-accessible content' below.

We are always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems not listed on this page or think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements, please contact us at haveyoursay@westsussex.gov.uk.

Survey web browser compatibility

Please use one of the browsers below when completing the survey to ensure it looks and works as it should. These are

· Microsoft Edge version 86 and above

· Chrome version 86 and above

· Firefox version 78 and above

· Safari version 14 and above

Overview

We want to know what you think of the draft domestic abuse accommodation and support strategy for Sussex. Have we got the priorities right? Is there anything we have missed?

How to take part

You can complete the online survey below or send us your feedback via email. This consultation closes on 19 December 2021.

Why your views matter

The domestic Abuse Act 2021 requires local authorities to publish a strategy setting out how they will protect and assist survivors of domestic abuse in safe accommodation. In Sussex we have developed a draft strategy that covers East and West Sussex and Brighton & Hove.

Over 70 stakeholders, professionals, service providers and survivors took part in engagement meetings to inform a needs assessment. This helped us to understand current provision, and identify gaps and opportunities for improving the offer.

In response to the findings of the needs assessment we have identified six strategic priorities. They are:

  • Consistent and Collaborative: Promoting multi-agency and partnership commissioning and working to ensure a consistent offer across Sussex
  • Diverse and Appropriate: Providing a wide range of appropriate safe accommodation and support options
  • Responsive: Establishing specialist provision to support victims/survivors with Multiple Complex Needs
  • Victim-centred: Empowering victims/survivors through expanding choices and enabling victims/survivors to remain in their own homes
  • Trauma-informed: Embedding trauma-informed practice in services and processes through training and specialist knowledge.

Each priority is supported by a number of recommendations. You can find more details in the draft strategy. We believe the proposed strategy will make a real difference to he lives of survivors and their children, and we welcome our views on it. What you tell us will help us ensure we get it right and make the most of the additional funding that is being provided.

The consultation runs for eight weeks. We will update the draft strategy based on people’s comments ready for the final version to be published in January 2022.

We will then have a duty to delivery on the commitments we have made and report our profess to the Secretary of State each year.

The Domestic Abuse Partnership Board will oversee the delivery of our annual Action Plans. The Strategy itself will be reviewed and refreshed every three years in response to the changing needs of victims and survivors of domestic violence and abuse.

What happens next?

The final draft of the document will be reviewed and approved by the domestic Abuse Partnership and the Department management Team for Adult Social Care and Health in January 2022.

Privacy information

This survey is anonymous, and we don’t ask you to provide any personal information. Please ensure that any comments you make don’t include any names of personal details of you or anyone else. You can find more information about data privacy by viewing the West Sussex County Council Privacy Policy and the East Sussex County Council Consultation Hub Privacy Policy.

Accessibility statement

If you require any of the information for this project in an alternative format, please contact us on 0330 222 4248 or via email at faye.mills.may@westsussex.gov.uk and we will do our best to assist you. If you are deaf or hard of hearing and have an NGT texting app installed on your computer, laptop or smartphone, you can contact us on 18001 0330 222 4248.

We are committed to making this website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018. Please view the West Sussex County Council Accessibility Statement for further details. Information about the accessibility of the Your Voice Engagement Hub can be found by clicking on the 'Accessibility tab' which can be found right at the bottom of this page. Where it exists, we will provide details of any project related content which is not fully accessible under a heading of 'Non-accessible content' below.

We are always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems not listed on this page or think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements, please contact us at haveyoursay@westsussex.gov.uk.

Survey web browser compatibility

Please use one of the browsers below when completing the survey to ensure it looks and works as it should. These are

· Microsoft Edge version 86 and above

· Chrome version 86 and above

· Firefox version 78 and above

· Safari version 14 and above

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