Domestic Abuse

Domestic Abuse Forum (Professionals)


View the DAF Action Plan 2019.

View the DAF Action Plan Summary 2019.

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For information targeted to service users please visit our domestic abuse web pages.

Domestic Abuse Forum (DAF – previously known as VAWG)

The Domestic Abuse Forum (DAF) falls under the Community Safety Partnership and membership includes officers from the following services:

  • Isle of Wight Council (Children’s Services, Adults’ Social Care, Public Health, Local Member portfolio holder for Community Safety)
  • Hampshire Constabulary
  • Hampshire and Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service
  • NHS Trust
  • Hampshire and Isle of Wight Probation Service
  • Isle of Wight Clinical Commissioning Group
  • Service providers for those suffering from Domestic Abuse (YOU Trust, WOW, Women’s Refuge, Hampton Trust, Cisters, Banardo’s)
  • Service providers for those suffering from drug and alcohol related issues
  • Office of the Police Crime Commissioner
  • Isle of Wight College

The forum provides effective leadership in the areas of domestic abuse to ensure shared strategic objectives and joint approach across all services and sectors promoting multi agency working, collective decision-making and comprehensive information sharing and data collection.

DAF Strategy and priorities

View the current Strategic Document (PDF, 298KB, 13 pages).

The current priorities for the DAF are:

  1. To prevent domestic abuse (and associated harm) from taking place
  2. To plan and deliver co-ordinated, effective and sustainable services to victims and perpetrators of domestic abuse
  3. To understand our local needs and priorities for future planning with regards to domestic abuse services

If you wish to discuss the work of the DAF further or any news, events or training which you would like us to consider, please contact us using the message service, alternatively our contact details can be found the 'contact' tab above.