This website has been produced by the Kent and Medway Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence Executive Group in order to provide a central, comprehensive resource of all Domestic Abuse related services within Kent and Medway to support those affected by domestic abuse.
The Kent and Medway Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence Executive Group is a partnership between the Kent Police and Crime Commissioner’s office, Kent Police, Medway Council, Kent County Council, NHS organisations, Kent Fire and Rescue, National Probation Service, Kent Surrey Sussex Community Rehabilitation and Local Councils.
The group works together to meet shared goals, defined through the Kent and Medway Domestic Abuse Strategy 2020 – 2023, which sets out a joint vision, priorities and commitments.
The overall aim is to reduce the prevalence of domestic abuse, and ensure that where domestic abuse takes place, all those affected get the right support, quickly.
The strategy will support agencies and partnerships to design and deliver the most appropriate responses to anyone affected by domestic abuse in Kent and Medway irrespective of gender, sex, age, disability, ethnicity, sexual orientation or religion; and will focus on preventing and responding through the following five key priorities:
1. Driving change together
Recognising the adverse impact of domestic abuse on society, and the need to promote change through joint commitment, leadership and partnership working.
2. Prevention and early intervention
Reduce the incidence of domestic abuse through effective preventative educational programmes, a skilled and resourced workforce and promotion of a culture of prevention, and earlier intervention at societal, governmental and local levels.
3. Provision of services
Responsive, effective services for individuals and/or groups at risk of, or subject to, domestic abuse and its reoccurrence.
4. Minimising harm
Providing positive outcomes and promoting equality of access for all survivors of domestic abuse. Recognising and reducing barriers to reporting. Supporting a person or family through longer term support needs.
5. Justice, recovery and ongoing protection
Provision of effective, engaged, supportive, responsive and timely protection and justice.
For more information, please read the full Kent and Medway Domestic Abuse Strategy 2020 – 2023 document below.