Devon’s vision ‘To end domestic and sexual violence and abuse (DSVA) in Devon’
Devon has published its strategy for domestic and sexual violence and abuse:
Dr Virginia Pearson, Director of Public Health who oversaw the development of the strategy describes it as ‘a call to arms. Domestic and sexual violence and abuse is rooted in society and it happens in all of our communities. We all have a role to play in modelling healthy relationships. We must challenge violence and abuse in what-ever way we are able.’
This strategy sets an ambition to end DSVA. DSVA is a common feature in child protection cases and the strategy forms part of Devon’s plan to give children the best start in life by supporting people to build positive, healthy relationships, to intervene where necessary to protect vulnerable children and young people, and to provide positive environments for children.
To read more about the development of the strategy, please click here.
You can download a copy of the strategy here.