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Priority three

Reducing the Threat of Domestic Abuse and reducing the harm to victims

Why this is a priority

The impact of Domestic Abuse on the victim and children is severe and long lasting. Domestic-related crimes have seen an increase of 18 percent in the last year and a rising level of incidents impacts on all services and can only begin to be tackled by a multi-agency response. Whilst the Partnership has a range of measures and services in place, endemic under-reporting means there is scope to review and focus our resources to greater effect.

Honour Based Abuse and Forced Marriage are also areas where we need to improve confidence in reporting, only then can we understand the true picture and apply resources most effectively.

Further information

Abuse or neglect - Get help for someone being abused or neglected

Domestic Homicide Reviews. The Home Office guidance states that "Publication of Overview Reports and the Executive Summary will take place following agreement from the Quality Assurance Group at the Home Office and should be published on the local CSP (Community Safety Partnership) web page."

For more information about Domestic Homicide Reviews go to Conducting domestic homicide reviews.

The Overview Reports and Executive Summaries can be downloaded below.

Adult Z Executive Summary (redacted)

Modern slavery involves the movement or recruitment of individuals using threats, deception or other means for the purpose of exploitation including sexual exploitation, labour exploitation, domestic servitude or criminal activities.

There is no typical victim of slavery –they can be men, women and children of all ages but it is normally more prevalent amongst the most vulnerable, minority or socially excluded groups. Find out what to look for and how to report it.

Victims of crime - There are organisations that victims of crime can contact for free advice, practical information or emotional support.

Working with communities – How the Safer Rotherham Partnership works together with community groups and organisations to achieve our priorities.