Decision details

Domestic Abuse Strategic Review – Business Case, Recommendations for Service Recommission and Domestic Abuse Strategy (Cab.27.6.2022/7)

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Following the extension of the current contract for the provision of Domestic Abuse Services in Barnsley, Healthier Communities have undertaken a strategic review of the service delivered, informed by our local needs assessment.


Findings from the strategic review and local needs assessment have been used to develop a new Domestic Abuse Strategy and identify the key priorities in how we can tackle Domestic Abuse across the borough. The Business Case for the service recommission has also been informed by the local needs assessment, and takes into consideration the requirements of the Domestic Abuse Act 2021.


The report seeks:-


              Approval of the new Domestic Abuse Strategy 2022 – 2027 for Barnsley.

              Approval of the recommendations for the recommission of the Domestic Abuse Service.

              Approval of any significant changes as part of the commissioning of the new service.

              Agree the recommendation that the new contract duration is for 5 years, plus 1, plus 1.


RESOLVED That Cabinet:-


1.    Approve  the Domestic Abuse Strategy which will be available online and offers regular updates for communications and training and be a source of information about local services;


2.    Approve the re-commissioning of domestic abuse services as detailed in the business case;


3.    Approve the procurement of a registered housing provider to meet the statutory responsibilities of providing Safe Accommodation to people fleeing domestic abuse.

Publication date: 27/06/2022

Date of decision: 27/06/2022

Decided at meeting: 27/06/2022 - Cabinet

Effective from: 02/07/2022

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