Issue details

Domestic Abuse Policy for Housing Directorate

To inform members of our new duty to have a Domestic Abuse Policy in place for our Housing Service in order to comply with new regulations and adopt best practice.

We are currently also working towards an accreditation through the Domestic Abuse Housing Alliance which involves improving our response to domestic abuse in order to reduce harm to residents and our tenants.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Affect on communities;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 26/02/2024

Decision due: 16 Apr 2024 by Executive

Lead member: Executive Member for Culture, Arts & Housing

Lead director: Corporate Director of Community Development

Contact: Joanne Marriott, Domestic Abuse Housing Alliance Officer Email: Email:

Consultation process

We will consult a group of people who are victims or survivors of domestic abuse via a webinar

We will ask key agencies to comment on the draft policy by circulating the document by email

We will consult with key staff in the council by email and offer the opportunity to meet individually to gather feedback


People with lived experience of domestic abuse working with our commissioned service IDAS (Independent Domestic Abuse Services)

Key local partner agencies through the Domestic Abuse Local Partnership Board

Staff in the Housing Directorate

Domestic Abuse Champions within the council some of whom are survivors of domestic abuse

Care & Independence & Housing OSC

Agenda items


  • Domestic Abuse Policy for Housing Directorate