Domestic abuse

  • Councils back evictions ban in face of landlord criticism

    15 June 2020

    Councils have insisted police powers can still be used to evict perpetrators of domestic violence amid the evictions ban.

  • Supporting the survivors

    09 June 2020

    C.Co has been working with a pan-Cheshire programme designed to provide a safe place to live and support for complex needs for survivors of domestic abuse. John Knight explains.

  • Slipping through the cracks

    01 June 2020

    CIPFA and Xantura have set up a data partnership to support the local authority fight against COVID-19.The key aim is to find and protect those in immediate need, say Rob Whiteman and Wajid Shafiq.

  • We've only just begun

    01 June 2020

    After working with councils to get thousands of rough sleepers off the streets, Dame Louise Casey tells Heather Jameson about the next task - ending rough sleeping for good.

  • Jenrick unveils £76m funding for ‘most vulnerable’

    04 May 2020

    The communities secretary has announced £76m funding to support the ‘most vulnerable’ in society during the pandemic.

  • MPs call for urgent action to deal with rise in domestic abuse

    27 April 2020

    The Government has been urged to take urgent action to prevent and address the rise in domestic abuse during the Covid-19 pandemic.

  • Council leaders call for domestic abuse funding boost

    03 March 2020

    Local authority leaders have welcomed the re-introduction of a Bill aimed to protect victims of domestic abuse, but called on the Government to fund services designed to prevent violence in the home.

  • Domestic abuse crime figures surge

    25 November 2019

    The number of domestic abuse-related crimes recorded by the police has surged by 24% in the year ending March 2019, new figures show.

  • We need the power

    15 October 2019

    The Queen's Speech made it clear that Government has been listening to the LGA on some key issues, says James Jamieson - 'but we now need a long-term settlement that gives local government the powers, money and certainty to transform their areas'.

  • HEALTHMJ: Victims of domestic abuse ‘more likely to become homeless’

    07 October 2019

    A national domestic abuse charity says women who are victims are more likely to be homeless as a result of their situation.

  • Putting a public health approach at the heart of the response

    17 September 2019

    Waltham Forest LBC has had a longstanding commitment to tackling youth gang culture. But Heather Flinders says that in 2017, after four more gang-related murders, the council chose to boost its response within a ‘re-imagined public health approach’

  • New legal requirement to protect domestic abuse victims

    13 May 2019

    Councils will be legally required to provide safe housing for survivors of domestic abuse under new measures announced today.

  • Future Forum North: 'We're wasting data'

    07 December 2018

    A rallying cry has been made for councils to make use of the reams of available untapped data.

  • Dealing with domestic abuse

    10 October 2018

    Tackling persistent domestic violence and abuse through local collaboration is one of the top priorities of the Sutton Plan, explain Mary Morrissey and Steve Tucker