Changes Stevenage is making to its domestic abuse service this year:

The SADA team has vowed to try to overcome ‘gaps’ in the service it provides by offering more support.

This includes more one-to-one support for ‘low risk’ cases which could otherwise be ignored, more support for diverse groups including men, ethnic minorities and LGBTQ communities, as well as for family members witnessing domestic abuse.

The team will also be giving more training for front line staff, improving the safeguarding process, providing more support for victims of domestic abuse who have fled from other areas, and increasing knowledge of the new revenge porn legislation.

Under a new structure SADA says there will be an even greater emphasis on working with partner agencies to provide the right kinds of support.