The Health and Justice Ministers have today published a report on the outcome of a Call for Views launched earlier this year to inform the development of a new Domestic and Sexual Abuse Strategy.
Welcoming publication of the report, the Health Minister said:
“We received 91 written submissions and 661 online surveys were completed. This was a significant response reflective of the considerable interest and importance placed in tackling domestic and sexual abuse. I would like to thank all of the individuals and organisations for taking the time to respond.”
Justice Minister Naomi Long said: “I am encouraged by the expertise and knowledge that has been provided by our voluntary and statutory sector partners and most importantly the lived experience that has been shared.
Respondents were very clear on the issues that are important to them. These views will be vital in helping to shape our new Domestic and Sexual Abuse Strategy, to raise awareness, support victims and address offending behaviour.”
The Call for Views closed on 21 March 2022. A further public consultation will take place on the draft Strategy later in the year.