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3 Comments to “Blog guidelines”

  1. A victim’s ‘right to know’ – What do you think?

    First time blogging…… but I thought I would give my response to your request in the September news letter. I feel that information held by agencies about anothers partner should be shared if those agencies believe the non abusive partner is a risk of harm or further harm. I agree that information such as ‘No convictions’ is not helpful and would only reinforce the non abuser thought of their own safety.So this legislation would only work if lead agencies are given the opportunity to share information held where the subject has not been convicted I have always belived that individuals in a risky relationship need to have all their ‘options’ given to them so they can be enpowered and make their own decisons which in the long term is very important for their own safety . An example would be the Police having the background of an abuser albeit not convicted but showing many call outs to Incidents at a home in a previous relationship, if this information is shared to a new partner who has their own concerns becomes very powerful in their decision making process. I hope that a sensible decision and clear policy is passed to enable all agencies and individuals to safeguard.

  2. Dear Andy – thanks for your thoughts on this. Our concern has been about proportionality – is it proportionate to do this in every situation and if not, what are the criteria that can be applied to ensure that information is shared in the right cases? Also, will the information alone make the difference or is it essential to ensure that the victim is offered specialist support? And if so, who pays for it? I would agree that the principle sounds very sensible – and we have always advocated it as an existing option for MARAC cases – but the implementation might be tricky.

  3. This looks like a great resource for people who want to help others in Domestic Abuse situations get help. I am going to bookmark it!

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