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Tackling domestic abuse in North Lincolnshire

Find out about our domestic abuse strategy and how we work with partners to reduce domestic abuse in North Lincolnshire.

How we tackle domestic abuse

Our priority is for people to be safe and well in their homes and in their communities. The council and its partners are working together to reduce domestic abuse. Our partners include:

  • specialist domestic abuse providers
  • Humberside Police and the Humberside Police and Crime Commissioner
  • housing and health bodies

We aim to ensure that where domestic abuse takes place, all those affected get the right service.

Domestic abuse strategy 2021 to 2024

Our domestic abuse strategy [PDF, 1.25Mb] sets out our priorities and areas of focus. These include:

  • early identification and early help
  • safety and support
  • working in partnership

These ‘shine a light’ areas of focus are underpinned by workforce development, voice and engagement.

The strategy responds to:

  • adults and young people (16 and 17 years old) who are experiencing domestic abuse
  • children who see, hear or experience domestic abuse
  • those who are perpetrating domestic abuse

It responds to domestic abuse in the context of:

  • abuse between people personally connected to each other
  • abuse which continues after a relationship has ended (which is known to be a time of heightened risk for victims and children, and a time when children are often used by a perpetrator to continue the abuse)
  • forced marriage, so-called ‘honour-based abuse’ and other forms of violence against victims that are linked to domestic abuse such as female genital mutilation

If you have any views on the content of this strategy, please get in touch with us on space@northlincs.gov.uk