Domestic Abuse

 North Yorkshire and City of York Joint Domestic Abuse Strategy 2024-28 Vision Statement:


'We will not tolerate domestic abuse within North Yorkshire and York, and we will strive to ensure everyone can live free from abuse and harm. We will create an environment where healthy relationships are the norm and where victims, survivors and their children have access to the right support at the right time. Domestic abuse is everybody’s business. We will work collaboratively to create lasting change across all our communities with the voice of the victim at the heart of our response; and where perpetrators of abuse are held accountable for their behaviour.' 


Strategic Governance for Domestic Abuse is delivered through the North Yorkshire Community Safety Partnership.  Domestic Abuse is a strategic priority, working alongside the Safeguarding Adults and Children's Boards to ensure that there is provision to support victims and perpetrators of Domestic Abuse across the county of North Yorkshire.

Strategic delivery is co-ordinated through the North Yorkshire Domestic Abuse Local Partnership Board, which includes representation from all key agencies and sectors.  This group delivers a commitment to victims and survivors to continue to reduce the impact of domestic abuse and the effects on families across the North Yorkshire region.

The Domestic Abuse Local Partnership Board is underpinned by three sub-groups. The Domestic Abuse Commissioning Group oversees the commissioning of domestic abuse services and management of performance relating to those contracts that deliver services for North Yorkshire including the City of York. The Domestic Abuse Tactical Group oversees the multi-agency operations that support delivery of domestic abuse services within the multi agency arrangements, communications strategies and plans and demand across commissioned services and partners.  The MATAC/ MARAC Steering Group oversees the MARAC and MATAC processes.  MARAC is a regular meeting where local agencies share information about high risk domestic abuse victims and work together to develop a risk focussed, coordinated safety plan to support the victim and / or children.  MARAC provides an opportunity to facilitate, monitor and evaluate effective information sharing between agencies to ensure that appropriate actions are being taken to reduce the risk of further abuse.  MATAC refers to the Multi-Agency Tasking and Coordination process of identifying and tackling serial perpetrators of domestic abuse perpetrators.  The overarching objectives of the MATAC are to safeguard adults and children at risk of domestic abuse and to reduce the offending of domestic abuse perpetrators.  The Steering group provides oversight of performance and leads on service improvement and risk.

The North Yorkshire and City of York Domestic Abuse Strategy for 2024-28 outlines the priorities and how the North Yorkshire Community Safety Partnership and the Safer York Partnership aim to tackle Domestic Abuse across the county and City of York.

North Yorkshire and City of York Domestic Abuse Strategy 2024-28



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