This good practice briefing is on the consultation ‘Transforming the Response to
Domestic Abuse’ (HM Government, 2018)1, launched by the Prime Minister, Home Secretary and Justice Secretary on 8th March 2018.

This briefing provides a resource to support services to respond to the consultation. It presents an overview of the consultation, detail of its key proposals and key points for consideration.
This briefing builds on:

  • The conversations held at AVA’s Domestic Abuse Bill seminar (7th March
    2018). The seminar was part of Ascent and funded by London Councils. 25
    professionals attended the event. Professionals were from a range of sectors
    including VAWG, health, safeguarding, housing, and probation across
    London. The seminar provided the opportunity for delegates to engage in
    group discussion and a panel session with expert speakers (Appendix 1)
    ahead of the consultation launch.
  • Analysis of the Government Consultation Paper ‘Transforming the Response
    to domestic abuse’ (HM Government, 2018).
  • Relevant research and AVA’s expert knowledge on domestic abuse (DA).


This briefing is created by AVA (Against Violence and Abuse).

It is produced by funding from London Councils for the Ascent Support Services to Organisations project. 

About Ascent

Ascent is a partnership project undertaken by the London Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) Consortium, delivering a range of services for survivors of domestic and sexual violence, under six themes, funded by London Councils. The second tier support project aims to address the long term sustainability needs of organisations providing services to those affected by sexual and domestic violence. The project seeks to improve the quality of such services across London by providing a range of training and support. 

Women’s Resource Centre is the lead partner in the Support Services Strand where we work together with 5 partner organisations:

Rights of Women


Women and Girls Network

Against Violence and Abuse (AVA)


Find out more about the Ascent project here.

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