The Domestic Abuse Bill received royal ascent on 29 April. The Act has placed a statutory duty on tier one local authorities including Salford to provide support to victims of domestic abuse and their children within refuges and other safe accommodation. Local authorities are required by the Government’s Department for Leveling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) to undertake a 'Domestic Abuse Needs Assessment' and develop a 'Domestic Abuse Safe Accommodation Strategy'.
This strategy sets out how Salford City Council will respond to its statutory duty to provide support to victim survivors of domestic abuse and their children in safe accommodation. The strategy has been informed by the safe accommodation needs assessment (October 2021) and the voices of those with lived experience of services.
Our vision is to lead a co-ordinated effort to ensure:
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