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Domestic abuse partnership
Wednesday 3rd April, 2013

A borough-wide partnership tasked with protecting victims of domestic violence has been launched in Wigan Borough.

Wigan Council together with partners, Wigan & Leigh Housing, the Police, Children’s social care, Probation, Drug & Alcohol services and Independent Domestic Violent Advocate workers will work together to provide an efficient and effective service, leading to more positive outcomes for victims of domestic abuse.

The new Integrated Safeguarding and Public Protection team (ISAPP) will share information, jointly risk assess, plan and effectively manage domestic abuse cases to prevent abuse escalating and causing serious harm to victims and their children. They will also work with offenders of domestic abuse, signposting them into treatment or care pathways to prevent them from re-offending.

Using the information gathered, front line officers will respond to the issues highlighted on a daily basis through home visits to help victims and sign post them to the appropriate agency for help and support.

Councillor Kevin Anderson, member of the Building Stronger Communities Partnership board at Wigan Council, said:

“This new partnership is good news for the borough, with an array of organisations working side by side enabling greater efficiency in responding to those identified as at risk and reducing the rate of reoffending.”

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