Coordinated Community Response

Creating Space For Faith and ‘Race’ in The Coordinated Community Response to Domestic Abuse

The Safety Across Faith and Ethnic (SAFE) Communities project has brought together groups who would not otherwise meet and is the primary source of expertise on the interconnections between VAWG, faith and ethnicity in London.  Hosted by STADV, it has been running since June 2016, with core funding from the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation since 2017. SAFE Communities is now entering a transition as it matures and seeks follow-on funding.

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Including information around responses to MARACs, Housing and Homelessness and an open letter to the prime minister.

At this time, Standing Together Against Domestic Violence recognises the evermore importance of a coordinated community response (CCR) to maximise the safety of those experiencing domestic abuse.  We have been working closely with our partners to develop guidance to ensure we continute to provide the highest level of support.

As developments continue, the guidance below will be added to.

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Survey For completion by Lead Domestic Abuse Service Commissioners, or a representative on their behalf

Mapping Local Authority, PCC and CCG Domestic Abuse Commissioning Leads

Standing Together Against Domestic Violence (STADV) has been appointed, by the Domestic Abuse Commissioner’s Office for England and wales, to create a nationwide picture surrounding the commissioning of domestic abuse (DA) services, across every Police and Crime Commissioner office, Local Authority and Clinical Commissioning Group.

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It has been announced today that, Standing Together's CEO, Nicole Jacobs has become the UK's first Domestic Abuse Commissioner .  Everyone at Standing Together is delighted and proud of this appointment and wish Nicole every success in her new role.  

Read more here.

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Join in this year’s national campaign to celebrate the strength of women! 

November 25th every year marks the United Nations day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.  At Standing Together Against Domestic Violence, we use this time of year to celebrate the strength of women who have survived VAWG, or supported someone who has.  

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Read our recent blog  "Standing Together: Multi agency working and co-location in children's social care" on the SafeLives KNowledge Hub here


Whole housing is an exciting new project coming out of the housing team and linked to our work with DAHA.  

The Whole Housing programme brings together domestic abuse systems leaders to establish comprehensive housing practice in relation to domestic abuse and deliver a ‘Whole Housing’ approach for the first time in three local areas:

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Here are our upcoming courses:

Day 1: Understanding the Dynamics of Domestic Abuse:  11th June 2019 - Book Here

Day 2: Skills and Tools to Support Survivors of Domestic Abuse: 18th June 2019

Day 3: Domestic Abuse: Mental Health, Trauma and Self-Care: 15th July 2019 


Day 1: Understanding the Dynamics of Domestic Abuse:  9th October 2019 

Day 2: Skills and Tools to Support Survivors of Domestic Abuse: 30th October 2019 


Day 1: Understanding the Dynamics of Domestic Abuse: 10th March 2020


Read through some recent work being carried out by DAHA and see what is coming up next for the national benchmark for the housing sector.