This website has been produced by the Kent and Medway Domestic Abuse Strategy Group (KMDASG) in order to provide a central, comprehensive resource of all Domestic Abuse related services within Kent and Medway.
KMDASG was formed in 2000 for the purpose of researching multi-agency responses to domestic abuse in Kent, and to make recommendations for the way forward. The Delivery Plan of the KMDASG's 2010-13 Strategy details four ambitions actions for effectively addressing the issue of domestic abuse in the county and the steps that will be taken to achieve this within individual agencies as well as on a multi-agency basis.
The four ambitions are:
Reduce domestic abuse and change attitudes
Increase knowledge and understanding if impact of domestic abuse across communities and agencies highlighting the fact that it is everyone's responsibility whilst emphasising the effectiveness of early identification and intervention.
Provide support to victims of domestic abuse
Work in partnership to meet the needs of victims and their children of domestic abuse and enable access to specialist support, to reduce repeat victimisation and increase confidence in reporting.
Protect victims of domestic abuse
To support victims through the legal system and ensure offenders recognise and understand their behaviour, are held accountable and are encourage to attend rehabilitation services.
To continue to improve joint working between agencies, including information sharing to enable a co-ordinated approach to addressing domestic abuse.
For more information about KMDASG please contact us via the 'Contact' page.