Update - March 2020.

Thank you to those that took part in this consultation. The consultation report and updated equality impact assessment are available in the Summary of Results section below.

Please click on the link below to read the final strategy, available on our website: 

Domestic Abuse Strategy



Original Text

The Kent and Medway Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence Executive is consulting on a partnership document which details the vision and strategy for preventing and reducing domestic abuse in Kent and Medway. Working collectively to meet the aims and objectives within this strategy will help to ensure that when people experience abuse, they can access the help and services which they need.

Many different services and providers work to support families and individuals affected by domestic abuse. This strategy will bring the work of partners together, working to the same objectives over Kent and Medway, enabling the strongest response and services possible.

The strategy discusses five key priorities:

  • Driving change together - emphasising the importance of promoting change through joint commitment, leadership and partnership working,
  • Prevention and early intervention - seeking to reduce the incidence of domestic abuse through effective preventative support,
  • Provision of services - having responsive and effective services for groups at risk of, or subject to domestic abuse,
  • Minimising harm - equality of access to all and supporting a person or family through longer term support needs,
  • Justice, recovery and ongoing protection - provision of effective, engaged, supportive, responsive and timely protection and justice.

Domestic abuse is a widespread crime which affects many people. Together we can better help those affected and reduce its impact.

Have your say 

We welcome comments, feedback and suggestions on the draft strategy. Please read the strategy and then complete the online questionnaire in the 'respond to this consultation' section below. We will use the responses received during the consultation to make changes to the strategy before a final version is published.

The consultation on the draft strategy will run from the 8 July to 30 September 2019.

Alternative formats: If you require any of the consultation material in an alternative format or language please email alternativeformats@kent.gov.uk or call 03000 421553 (text relay service number: 18001 03000 421553). This number goes to an answering machine, which is monitored during office hours.

Privacy: Kent County Council collects and processes personal information in order to provide a range of public services. Kent County Council respects the privacy of individuals and endeavours to ensure personal information is collected fairly & lawfully. We will follow our Data Protection Act guidelines to keep your information secure and confidential.


  • Opened
    8 Jul 2019 at 09:00
  • Closed
    30 Sep 2019 at 23:59
  • Response Published
    23 Mar 2020


Consulting Organisation Type
  • Kent County Council
Consulting Organisation Name Kent County Council
Consultation Topic
  • General interest
  • Children and families
  • Community safety, crime and anti-social behaviour
  • Healthcare and public health
Consultation Methods
  • Online survey / questionnaire / forms
  • Other survey / questionnaire / forms
  • Open responses (e.g. letters and email)