London domestic violence service

MQT on 2012-11-21
Session date: 
November 21, 2012
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


In your manifesto you stated that you would 'work with the police, boroughs, National Health Service, Home Office and the Crown Prosecution Service, to commission and fund a pan London domestic violence service and maintain the number of [Independent Domestic Violence Advocates] IDVAs'. When do you expect to bring forward proposals for establishing this pan London service? Will it be in your budget for 2013-14 and to whom would such a service be accountable?


Answer for London domestic violence service

Answer for London domestic violence service

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I have asked MOPAC to develop proposals for establishing a pan-London domestic violence service with appropriate governance structures in conjunction with the development of the second London violence against women and girls strategy and the Police and Crime Plan. This will not be in my budget for 2013-14.