HOUSING ASSOCIATIONS AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE DETECTION
- 06 Jun
Housing Providers hope that increasing their ability to detect domestic violence will help fill the gap in trust, for victims reluctant to turn to the police.
Ms Theresa May, the Home secretary told the Police Federation Annual Conference that domestic violence victims:
"...were being let down by the police."
"Victims of abuse are still being let down, and reports are not being taken seriously enough." and
"The right skills, training and commitment to protect the vulnerable are still not held by every single police officer." Sky News reports.
Gudrun Burnet, domestic violence expert at Peabody (with 28,000 homes and 80,000 residents) which has pioneered the Domestic Abuse Housing Alliance (DAHA) also revealed his findings that:
"On average two women a week are murdered by their current or former partner, and it is imperative that services respond effectively in order to stop these tragedies."
"Having a safe place to go and a roof over your head is fundamental for anyone suffering domestic abuse."
"Housing associations are vital and need to ensure they are getting their response right first time, every time."
Titilayo Ogungbemi, who works in Peabody's central call centre said:
"If a tenant keeps calling (for a) lock change... or says my window was smashed, if a neighbour calls complaining of noise nuisance, or there is arguing"
"We check to see if there is anything that leads to domestic abuse"
"Sometimes, it's a call about loud sex noises, It might be that somebody is being raped."
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