Lewisham's Violence Against Women and Girls consultation

Lewisham Council has launched a public consultation about its planned Violence Against Women and Girls Strategy. You can complete the online survey here (unlike most surveys that claim to be short, this one actually is). They explain:

In 2011 the Coalition Government published its ‘Call to End Violence Against Women & Girls’ which outlines the responsibility of Local Authorities to co-ordinate their response to VAWG issues.

The Safer Lewisham Partnership (SLP) includes the Police, Probation Services, Housing providers, the local Community and Voluntary Sector and the Council and work together to tackle crime in the borough. Domestic violence has been a strategic priority in Lewisham for the past 8 years.

It is recognised that domestic violence can only be effectively tackled by multi-agency working. A Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) Strategy will outline how we will work together to ensure that the immediate and longer term needs of victims and their children are met, and that those who commit any form of violence against women and girls are held to account for their unacceptable behaviour.

The SLP is conducting this consultation to get insight, feedback and comments on whether shifting to a Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) Strategy would be welcomed throughout the borough.