Section 1 North Yorkshire Community Safety Priority Areas for Delivery (2022-2024)

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·         Partnership development (links across safeguarding)

·         Community safety hubs

·         Domestic abuse

·         Early intervention and prevention (serious violence duty)

·         Hate crime and community cohesion.


Partnership development (links across safeguarding)- Key objectives


To provide strategic oversight and scrutiny to community safety arrangements across North Yorkshire, being aware of both national and local influences


Effective performance frameworks to be developed, to monitor the effectiveness of the arrangements, including the assurance that resources and funding are being used in the agreed areas of delivery


To continually develop links and work with other relevant partnerships and within the changing landscape of community safety


Community safety hubs- Key objectives


Work towards alignment of the Community Safety Hubs, including the Local Authority and North Yorkshire Police, to determine the best local delivery for the future


Each Community Safety Hub to maximise and standardise the use of the case management system, and for the data produced to be presented and reviewed by the Joint Coordination Group to help identify areas of good practice, development, or collaboration


Place Based Working- implementation of the recommendations relating to staff and administrative support uplift by North Yorkshire Police and embedding the police roles fully within the Community Safety Hubs. Including consistency in the line management of police staff


Development of early intervention opportunities to reduce the impact of anti-social behaviour and community safety issues in localities based upon problem solving models


All partners to celebrate and publicise the success of the Community Safety Hubs, highlighting the close multi-agency working across North Yorkshire


Domestic Abuse Strategy 2024-2028


Priority 1- Prevention and Early Identification Commitments


We will raise awareness of all form of domestic abuse to create a culture of prevention through delivery of public facing campaigns, promoting the message that domestic abuse is everyone’s business. This will enable friends, colleagues, neighbours, and family members to spot the signs of domestic abuse and feel confident to help those experiencing it to access specialist support


We will work with education settings, voluntary and private sector organisations to ensure that people of all age groups are effectively taught to understand what a healthy relationship is. The goal is to reduce domestic abuse in the future and increase awareness of what constitutes an abusive relationship, along with how to report it


We will enable individuals and organisations to recognise all forms of domestic abuse to prevent future abuse or escalation of abuse


We will, as a partnership, engage professionals across all agencies to improve the early identification of domestic abuse, ensuring local professionals can recognise signs and indicators of domestic abuse, as well as understanding the specific needs of seldom heard and marginalised groups. This will support developing a culture that recognises and challenges victims blaming language through all processes and practices


We will enable and empower our urban and rural communities to recognise domestic abuse and all its harms, by providing the tools and developing awareness of the signs, indicators and risks associated with this abuse. We will improve access to information and advice, with clear pathways to reporting concerns


Priority 2- Authentic and Inclusive Support for All


We will provide specialist support services that are inclusive and accessible to meet the needs of local victims and survivors, consulting with those from marginalised communities with lived experience of domestic abuse


We will embed the voice of victims and survivors into local systems and service design processes


We will ensure that victims, survivors, and their children have access to a range of safe accommodation that meet their needs


We will provide a comprehensive response for victims and survivors of domestic abuse and their children which will offer safe accommodation and strong support and meet our population’s diverse needs aligned to the existing priorities outlined within the North Yorkshire and City of York Safe Accommodation Strategy


We will work towards achieving and maintaining the Domestic Abuse Housing Alliance (DAHA) accreditation to ensure our housing provision across North Yorkshire and York is safe, secure and that our teams are empowered to recognise harm in all its forms, supporting victims, survivors, and their families to live free from abuse


We will work in partnership with internal and external stakeholders to gather the authentic voice of victims, engaging with victims of domestic abuse where appropriate, to represent the views and voice of victims and service users at the Domestic Abuse Local Partnership Boards


We will ensure that marginalised communities and those with multiple complex needs feel safe and secure, whilst feeling they are able to report abuse and access services to help them cope and recover


Priority 3- Drive Change Together


We will further strengthen our existing Local Partnership Board arrangements, by ensuring stakeholders work together to address the identified gaps within the findings of our local needs assessment and wider system review


Partners will work collectively to bring together comparable, accurate and consistent data on areas such as commissioning, provision, and gap analysis, enabling the effective monitoring of need and demand. This information-sharing will work to strengthen the future development of our strategic assessment and support our understanding around under-reporting, ensuring we learn lessons and draw out the right narratives from the evidence. Where necessary we will commission research where gaps in knowledge exist to strengthen our response to domestic abuse


We will ensure partners participate in the Domestic Homicide Review process, and that learning from this, Serious Case Reviews and Child Safeguarding Practice Reviews are proactively shared via the Domestic Abuse Local Partnership Boards


We will contribute to the wider strategic outcomes around serious violence and addressing violence against women and girls (VAWG) via their existing partnership arrangements and delivery plans


As a partnership we will ensure that frontline practitioners have the knowledge of local referral pathways and how to respond appropriately to instances of domestic abuse


We will work to a shared language and terminology that begins to recognise the positive benefits of a trauma informed and non-victim blaming way


We will continue to develop and deliver practices and interventions, based on the latest research and best practice, such as Claire’s Law and Operation Encompass. This will ensure that victims are aware and informed of the risks posed by perpetrators and that children witnessing domestic abuse have access to the appropriate support within education settings


We will ensure through our MARAC and MATAC Steering Group that we have effective governance and oversight of the operational delivery of MARAC to effectively reduce repeat victimisation


We will ensure that partners work collaboratively when dealing with adult and child victims of domestic abuse, adopting a whole family approach, to improve the safety of families by identifying the most effective interventions of support that align risks and needs


We will ensure that children who witness domestic abuse are recognised as victims as set out in the Domestic Abuse Act. We will provide comprehensive and coordinated support across all agencies to minimise the impact of such abuse to help them cope and recover


Priority 4- Accountability


We will provide opportunities for perpetrators to change their behaviour through the commissioning of interventions that focus on all risk levels. We will look to inform and influence this through national decision making and future funding opportunities


As partnerships we will ensure protection, support and information is available for those who have experienced abuse during their engagement with the Criminal Justice System. All agencies should ensure that the voice of lived experiences is heard throughout these processes and used to improve and enhance service provision


As partnerships we recognise the importance of legal orders and notices (currently DVPN & O and soon become to become DAPN & O), therefore when a notice or order has been issued, we will promote multi-agency engagement with the victims during this window of opportunity to support lasting recovery and space from the perpetrator. Partners should also work collaboratively, exploring options to remove those perpetrating domestic abuse from the home to disrupt abusive behaviour and make victims and survivors safer


We will ensure through our MARAC and MATAC Steering Group that we have effective governance and oversight of the operational delivery of MATAC, with a particular focus on ensuring victim safety, risk management and the effective disruption of those offenders who do not engage in this process


We will ensure that the partnership arrangements between MARAC, MATAC and Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements (MAPPA) are robust, jointly recognising high risk perpetrators of domestic abuse and stalking, so they are, where considered, considered for MAPPA management, and those timely referrals are made. MAPPA will quality assure referrals so that our response to managing the most serious offenders of domestic abuse and stalking reflects the risk they pose, and our protection of their victims is coordinated and safeguarded


We will ensure that we will maximise opportunities to address harmful behaviours associated with child to parent abuse, utilising best practice and research to inform potential commissioning opportunities


Serious Violence Duty Response Strategy


Priority 1- Awareness Raising and Public Perception


Raise awareness of preventative approach and low risk in North Yorkshire and York, to improve public confidence


Raise awareness of support services


Priority 2- Children and Young People


Reduce the number of young people as victims of serious violence


Focus on children and young people who are at risk of exclusion and persistently absent by improving attachment and, trauma awareness in schools

Develop relational behaviour policies and focus on personalised and strengths-based re-integration planning


Opportunities for alternative education to prevent exclusions and persistent absence


Priority 3- Possession and Use of Weapon


Reduce possessions and use of weapons, with a focus on young people


Reduce robbery with a knife or bladed article


Increase knowledge of weapon hotspots and habitual weapon carriers


Priority 4- Alcohol, Violence and Night-time Economy (NTE)


Reduce alcohol related violence, linked to the night-time economy


Priority 5- VAWG and Serious Sexual Offences


Reduce domestic abuse offences


Reduce rape and serious sexual offending in North Yorkshire


Inclusive Communities Joint Coordination Group


Partnership Development


To scope and develop a joint Hate Crime and Community Cohesion Strategy for North Yorkshire and York


Multi-Agency Training Offer


To increase awareness and address emerging trends




Continue to support and deliver on the joint partnerships ‘calendar of activity’


Community Engagement


Build the trust and confidence to recognise and report hate crime through promotion and education


Funding Opportunities


To identify and explore funding opportunities to increase understanding and awareness of hate crime through supporting positive engagement with communities and professionals








Section 2. Domestic Abuse Commissioned Services

IDAS- Domestic Abuse Victims Community Based Support Q3 2023/24

·         Throughout Q3 of 2023/ 24 the Hub received 2491 enquiries for 1627 individuals


2021/ 22

2022/ 23

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For the 1627 individuals

81.7%- already active in the service

8.8%- declined support

6.6%- unable to contact


1430 reported as female

160 reported as male

5 reported as non-binary

1 declined to provide information

30 missing data

IDAS- Domestic Abuse Victims Accommodation Based Services Q3 2023/24

·         Throughout Q3 of 2023/ 24 IDAS received 246 recorded enquiries into the Helpline regarding Safe Accommodation

·         Accounting for over 106 hours of telephone support

·         It is important to highlight that these calls are received from across UK and not just North Yorkshire and City of York

Initial Enquiries by month

October 23


November 23


December 23


·         74 calls from survivors

·         166 calls from professionals

·         6 calls from a third party

Calls From Professionals

Adult social care


Children’s social care


Drug and alcohol services






Legal services


Offender services


Other domestic abuse services


Other voluntary agency




Refuge- out of area


Referrals Received into the Service

October 23


November 23


December 23


32% were accommodated into North Yorkshire and York Safe Accommodation Service. Reports detail the outcomes of referrals, this includes lack of current availability, decline of offer by victim/ survivor and other reasons.

Commissioned provision

·         York Refuge

·         Tadcaster dispersed

·         Harrogate Refuge

·         Ripon dispersed

·         Scarborough dispersed

·         Northallerton Refuge

IDAS- Target Hardening Q3 2023/24


Items Provided

Individuals Provided To

Personal alarm



Window alarm



Doorbell camera



Dummy CCTV



Window alarm sticker



Door alarm



Letterbox lock



Solar light



Mobile phone



Sim card



Door jammer



Door chain




Foundation-+Choices Support Services for Adult Perpetrators of Domestic Abuse Q3 2023/24


Q3 23/ 24

Q3 22/23

Emergency accommodation



DA Perpetrators



Stalking interventions



Victim liaison






Section 3. Serious Violence Duty Grant Funded Interventions

Our Strategic Priorities

Our SVD Grant Funded Interventions

How they’ll help

Awareness Raising and Public Perception

All SVD Grant Funded interventions and projects set out below reflect our aim to raise awareness and improve public perception of our serious violence strategy.

Increase public confidence and a greater feeling of safety among our communities.

Overall reduction in serious violence offences.

Children and Young People

Emotional Wellbeing Support in Schools

Therapeutic support and informal supervision to school staff to aid children’s understanding of emotions/ reactions. Targeting 20 high-risk young people in 3 schools

Inspire Future Engaging 250 young people through mobile youth services

Improved practical advice for schools and young people to reduce aggressive behaviour, improve emotional understanding and prevent future violence.

Improved social skills, school attainment and in turn attendance rates and educational attainment for at risk cohort.

Fewer reported incidents of serious violence among children and young people.

Possession and Use of Weapons

Knife Bin Rollout Expanding existing knife disposal programme across York and North Yorkshire

Emergency Bleed Control Kits Installing 29 emergency bleed kits throughout York and North Yorkshire

Decrease in number of weapon possession offences, and a decrease in weapon enabled serious violence offences.

Decrease in number of fatal or life changing injuries.

Alcohol, Violence and Night-time Economy

Operation Night Safe Selby Creating safety officer patrols on weekend nights in Selby town centre to identify vulnerability and provide safe spaces

Reduction in serious violence and VAWG offences linked to alcohol and substance misuse.

Violence Against Women and Girls

Why did you do that? Creating a film to raise awareness of cultural harms and violence against women and girls



She Was Walking Home Theatre workshops in schools, exploring harassment and abuse against women based on real testimonies




St Giles Trust On the ground community support for vulnerable young women and girls involved in crime and anti-social behaviour in Scarborough

Increased confidence from victims to report VAWG offences.

To change attitudes and beliefs for future generations to break the cycle of abuse.


Long term reduction in VAWG and domestic abuse offences, and increased convictions of offences.

Improved attitudes and behaviours in young people to inform decision-making, breaking the cycle of abuse.

Decrease in crimes involving young people, girls and women in vulnerable positions, and a greater understanding of support available through the wider community.