Wolverhampton Violence Against Women and Girls Strategy 2019-2022

Purpose of the consultation

The Safer Wolverhampton Partnership holds the governance arrangements for the Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) Strategy in Wolverhampton. The partnership has tasked Wolverhampton Domestic Violence Forum and its multi-agency executive board to coordinate the refresh of the current VAWG strategy, which will come to an end in 2019, in conjunction with wider partnerships. The strategy has been drafted following analysis of current data trends and intelligence, and gathering views from organisations across the partnerships and sectors through ongoing consultation. The Safer Wolverhampton Partnership is now seeking wider views of stakeholders and residents of Wolverhampton.

In line with the national strategy of the same name, Wolverhampton’s Violence Against Women and Girls Strategy 2019-2022 encompasses domestic violence, honour based violence, forced marriage, female genital mutilation, sexual violence and the recently added issue of stalking and harassment.  The strategy acknowledges that the majority of victims are female but there are both male and female victims and perpetrators in heterosexual and same sex relationships.  It also aims to address additional barriers to seeking help for particular groups and communities.

The draft 2019-2022 VAWG Strategy also outlines significant progress made during the period of the last strategy across the strands of prevention, service provision, protection and justice, and performance and governance.   These strands remain the cornerstones of the new strategy, as does the importance of effective partnership working and engagement with our communities. 
Consultation around this draft strategy will run for a 12 week period in line with Wolverhampton’s Compact agreement, from 17 December 2018 to 12 March 2019.

This is a key opportunity to influence how services will be delivered over the next few years, so please take this opportunity to be part of shaping the city’s future.

The draft VAWG 2019-2022 strategy can be viewed here. You will need to read the draft strategy before completing the survey. 
Thank-you for your time and input.

Closing date for consultation: 12 March 2019.

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