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Domestic Violence: Shropshire

Volume 508: debated on Wednesday 7 April 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps his Department is taking to reduce the level of domestic violence in North Shropshire. (325420)

The National Domestic Violence Delivery Plan sets out the Government's framework to support victims and manage perpetrators. Key initiatives identified in this Plan are being taken forward in North Shropshire to reduce the incidents of domestic violence, these include;

A Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Conference (MARAC) which covers the whole of Shropshire and focuses on high risk victims;

an Independent domestic violence adviser to support the cases

identified at the MARAC, providing protection and support and helping to reduce repeat incidents of domestic violence;

a specialist domestic violence court located in Shrewsbury;

and a dedicated domestic violence forum which also provides practical support to victims such as mobile phones and home safety packs.