Survivor and professionals safe accommodation online consultation

The Domestic Abuse Act 2021 was passed on 29th April and gave Nottinghamshire County Council a new Statutory Duty to commission Domestic Abuse support services for adults and children within safe accommodation. The term ‘safe accommodation’ refers to refuge accommodation and the Sanctuary Scheme as defined in the Domestic Abuse Act 2021.

In order to deliver this duty, Nottinghamshire County Council is required to undertake a review into the accommodation needs of female and male survivors of Domestic Abuse, including those with protected characteristics, additional and / or multiple needs, or whose support needs cannot be properly met within non-specialist domestic abuse safe accommodation.

This review will ascertain what is provided locally, gaps in provision and any barriers to access to safe accommodation and support for survivors with protected characteristics. Most importantly it should also make clear recommendations on what the needs of these survivors are, and how the local authority should address them, taking into account any relevant national best practice.

Protected Characteristics (Equality Act 2010) cover age, disability, gender, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.

If you want to speak to someone about this consultation, please contact: martintandc

If you require support around domestic abuse in Nottinghamshire please contact the Juno Women’s Aid 24 hour freephone Helpline on 0808 800 0340 (female survivors) or Equation on 0115 960 5556 (male survivors).

The consultation is looking to target three groups to gather findings. Please click on the link to take you through to the right survey.

Female Survivors (including Trans Feminine and Non-Binary Survivors) here

Male Survivors (including Trans Masculine and Non-Binary Survivors) here

Professionals here

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