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Decision details

New Domestic Abuse and Safe Accommodation Duty (EX4022)

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


Resolved that:


·         The role of our Domestic Abuse Strategy Group is revised to enable it to become the ‘West Berkshire Domestic Abuse Board’ in order to fulfil the new requirements as set out in the Domestic Abuse Bill and accompanying statutory guidance.

·         Once received, the additional burden funding is used for two purposes; firstly to recruit administrative support within the Building Communities Together Team with responsibility for providing support to the West Berkshire Domestic Abuse Board and secondly commissioning additional services where gaps in support and safe accommodation have been identified through the required needs assessment.


This decision is not subject to call in as:


·      a delay in implementing the decision could compromise the Council's position.


therefore it will be implemented immediately.

Report author: Jade Wilder

Publication date: 26/03/2021

Date of decision: 25/03/2021

Decided at meeting: 25/03/2021 - Executive

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