Domestic Abuse report welcomed

VICTIMS of domestic abuse in Warwickshire are being provided with a good service by police according to a recent report by the official police inspection body.

Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) has released a report called 'Everyone's business: Improving the police response to domestic abuse', which details the positive steps being taken within Warwickshire on tackling domestic abuse.

Warwickshire's deputy police and crime commissioner Eric Wood has welcomed the findings, saying: "Victims of domestic abuse in Warwickshire should feel confident that the police and their partners are skilled and committed to providing an effective service. The safety of victims is paramount and I am determined to ensure we continue to build on this good work."

Mr Wood went on to praise the excellent partnership working of Warwickshire Against Domestic Abuse, between the Police and Crime Commissioner's Office, Warwickshire Police and Warwickshire County Council.

Warwickshire Police’s DCC Neil Brunton said: “Warwickshire Police is delighted with these findings but we are not complacent as there is always room for improvement and we will be looking in detail at HMIC’s recommendations to ensure these are further embedded in our processes.”

Sue Ingram, domestic abuse manager at Warwickshire County Council, added: "Warwickshire Police is central to our partnership and we are delighted that HMIC recognise the good service they provide.

"However, this outcome would not be possible without the hard-work and commitment from many agencies, notably Warwickshire's specialist domestic abuse services, and this positive inspection outcome is testament to what can be achieved when working together.”

Anyone who wants to find out more about domestic abuse should visit talk2someone.org.uk or call the Warwickshire Against Domestic Abuse helpline on 0800 408 1552.

The helpline is open 9am–9pm Monday to Friday and 8am–4pm on Saturdays.

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