Havering Council has outlined plans to tackle violence against women and girls in the borough.
A three-year plan was agreed by the Council’s cabinet and includes a programme to:
- spot the early signs of domestic violence against women and girls
- action to prevent, protect and support women and girls who are being abused
- take action against offenders and ensure that the police are supported in using their powers to full effect
Between October 2017 and September 2018, there were 2,405 incidents of domestic abuse in the borough were reported, (Source: Police Crime Data).
Of these, 665 resulted in injuries. The figures showed that the level of domestic abuse had increased by 5.3 per cent compared with the previous 12 months.
Plans are currently underway for Havering Council to host a violence against women and girls conference this summer.