Issue details

Domestic Abuse Act 2021

Purpose of Report: Is to inform Members about the Domestic Abuse Act 2021, the new statutory responsibilities for local authorities under the Act and the proposed governance arrangements for a new statutory Domestic Abuse Local Partnership Board for City of York. The report also has attached the City of York and North Yorkshire Domestic Abuse Safe Accommodation Draft Strategy which is currently out for consultation.

The Executive is asked to support the recommendations and make any comments on City of York and North Yorkshire Domestic Abuse Safe Accommodation Draft Strategy

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Be significant in terms of its effects on communities;

Decision status: Decision Made

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 10/11/2021

Level of Risk: 04-08 Regular monitoring required;

Decision due: 09/12/21 by Executive

Lead member: Executive Member for Adult Social Care and Public Health

Lead director: Director of Public Health

Department: Directorate of Public Health

Contact: Sharon Stoltz, Director of Public Health Email:

Consultation process

An independent external assessment of the council’s readiness to effectively undertake its responsibilities and requirements in the Domestic Abuse Act 2021 was commissioned earlier this year resulting in the publication of a report in July 2021. This report is attached to the Executive report as an Annex.

The independent assessment included consultation and engagement with a wide range of stakeholders in York including City of York Council officers across Directorates, representatives of partner agencies on the Safer York Partnership Board, Health and Wellbeing Board, Safeguarding Children Partnership, Safeguarding Adults Board, Office of the Police Fire and Crime Commissioner and voluntary and community sector.

Equality Impact Assessment Completed?: To be completed.


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