Developing local strategies and partnerships


A Partnership Approach to Tackling Violence Against Women in Scotland Guidance for Multi-Agency Partnerships

The Scottish Government and the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (2009)

The purpose of this guidance is to support all MAPs to work consistently with the government's strategic direction and to develop effective local strategies and activities to tackle violence against women in all its forms.

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Hull Domestic Abuse Partnership - Tilley Awards 2009 Winner, Violence Against Women Category

Home Office (2009)

An overview of how the partnership in Hull is addressing domestic violence.

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Guidance on meaningful interaction: how encouraging positive relationships between people can help build community cohesion

Department for Communities and Local Government (2008)

This guidance is a first attempt to set out what is known about meaningful interaction, and is based on research findings and the views of expert practitioners.

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Annual Reports of the London Domestic Violence Forum

Greater London Authority (2006-2007)

These publications map progress against the Second London Domestic Violence Strategy published in 2005 detailing the framework for implementation and assessment.

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Mapping service responses to children and young people affected by domestic abuse and other gender based violence in Glasgow

Glasgow Community Safety Partnership (2006)

This mapping exercise was commissioned by the Keeping Children and Young People Safe (KCYPS) Group of Glasgow’s interagency children’s services. The findings and recommendations of the mapping exercise have informed the drafting of an Action Plan in partnership with the relevant agencies in Glasgow.

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Tackling Domestic Violence: effective interventions and approaches

Hester, M. and Westmarland, N. (2005)

This Home Office Research Study outlines the findings from the evaluations of 27 Home Office funded domestic violence pilot projects to identify 'what worked' to support victims and tackle domestic violence. It provides an assessment of project design, implementation, delivery, outputs, impact and cost.

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Learning from Domestic Violence Partnerships

Local Government Association (2005)

This summary report presents the headline findings of research commissioned from the Tavistock Institute by the Local Government Association (LGA) to study their Programme of Engagement and Support to local domestic violence partnerships.

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Checklist for local authorities in domestic violence partnership working

Local Government Association (2005)

This briefing is based on learning from domestic violence partnerships across the UK and covers leadership and management, the role of the Domestic Violence Coordinator, management and service delivery.

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The Second London Domestic Violence Strategy

Greater London Authority (2005)

This second strategy builds on the progress of the first strategy which was first published in 2001 and sets out the next stages for addressing domestic violence in London. The strategy provides development plans for many different types of organisations operating in this area. It aims to create responses across London that are consistent and of high quality, and to help agencies work together to address domestic violence more effectively.

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Developing Domestic Violence Strategies – A Guide for Partnerships

Home Office (2004)

This guidance looks at the wide range of partnerships that should be involved in developing a local domestic violence strategy, outlines examples of 'good practice' and details the foundations for an effective strategy. The appendices provide a domestic violence checklist for local partnerships.

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Local Government’s role in tackling domestic violence

Local Government Association

This leaflet provides a summary of local government’s key roles and responsibilities in addressing domestic violence. It does so by considering the role of councils on local partnerships; examining councils' corporate responsibilities and effective service delivery.

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A - Z of Domestic Violence For a Women’s Aid

The Directory of Multi-Agency Fora (last updated December 2008) aims to support the development and sharing of good practice on violence against women initiatives, by encouraging networking and information sharing across England and Wales.

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Trends in Inter-Agency Work

Australian Domestic and Family Violence Clearinghouse (2003)

This paper discusses the Australian notion of 'integrated responses' to domestic violence drawing on models initiated in other countries such as the USA, Canada, UK and New Zealand to improve effective responses.

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