Domestic abuse and sexual violence services consultation

Closed 24 Nov 2019

Opened 11 Sep 2019


Leicester City Council, Leicestershire County Council, Rutland County Council, and the Police and Crime Commissioner for Leicestershire are in the process of re-commissioning sexual and domestic violence and abuse services across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. This involves looking at ways in which we can improve how we respond to perpetrators and support victims and their families

We currently commission a range of independent services for people affected by domestic or sexual violence and abuse. The four organisations commission services both jointly and individually. These contracts are due to end 31 March 2021.

Whilst there are differences in need and commissioning budgets across our areas, we have a shared commitment to delivering the best possible service across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

The aim of this consultation is to seek views on proposed core services for victims, children, and those perpetrating domestic abuse. The focus is on easy access, advice and information, prevention, support, protection and recovery.

Support and advice

Information on current specialist services and available support can be found online or by calling 0808 80 200 28 (freephone and hidden from bills). In Leicester you can also go into any children’s centre, library or customer service centre for assistance.

Why your views matter

As stated above, this consultation looks at how domestic and sexual violence and abuse services (DSVA) are commissioned for Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland from April 2021. Each commissioning organisation is committed to protecting its core budget for these services - however there are a growing number of people needing the services, and some partner organisations previously benefited from one-off funds which will not be available in the future, thereby increasing pressure on the service.

To ensure we design the best services across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland we would like to hear the views of service users, service providers, support agencies and anyone else who has a view on current or future sexual and domestic violence and abuse support services across the region.

Download LLR DSVA Strategic Objectives and Vision (PDF)



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  • All residents


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