Pan-London domestic violence service

MQT on 2014-07-23
Session date: 
July 23, 2014
Question By: 
Jenny Jones
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Could you update me on the progress establishing a pan-London domestic violence service? Has the Mayor's Office for Policing and Crime feasibility study into this issue finished and has commissioning of services begun?


Answer for Pan-London domestic violence service

Answer for Pan-London domestic violence service

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The VAWG Panel recently had a focused session on domestic abuse service provision and demand across London. It was agreed that the pan London domestic violence service should address gaps in Independent Domestic Violence Advocate (IDVA) provision and to drive consistency in the quality of provision. MOPAC is currently refreshing information on IDVA service provision across London and from there will build a commissioning and funding model ready for the autumn. MOPAC plans to commission services so that they are in place for early in the next financial year.