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Domestic Abuse Strategy 2023 - 2028

The Domestic Abuse Strategy is the first strategy for Glasgow City HSCP that focuses on improving our services for people who are or have been affected by domestic abuse, and on improving our response to people who cause harm through domestic abuse. 

The strategy describes what Glasgow City HSCP will do over the next five years to ensure people affected by domestic abuse receive the best possible care, and how we will continue to seek the involvement of people with lived experience of domestic abuse in the design and evaluation of domestic abuse services.

The strategy will make a difference for our service users and patients, for our own staff who provide services and support, and it will also make a difference to the way we engage and work with our partners in statutory and non-statutory sectors. All of this will ensure a more joined up, consistent, compassionate and timely approach to domestic abuse across the HSCP. 

For the launch of the Domestic Abuse Strategy, a short film was developed. The video showcases the need for this strategy by telling the story of domestic abuse victims, perpetrators of domestic abuse and highlighting some of the services that are available to those affected by domestic abuse. 

You can watch the video below:

Our vision

Domestic abuse is unacceptable and tackling domestic abuse is everybody’s responsibility. We aim to prevent domestic abuse from happening because Glasgow’s people deserve to flourish in a safe environment without fear and where they are free from harm. We will promote safety and support women, children and young people, and men from crisis to recovery, and ensure everyone has access to the right help and support when they need it. 

We have agreed our strategic priorities:
•    Prevention and early help
•    Survivors and people who suffer from domestic abuse
•    People who harm through domestic abuse 
•    Working with people across their whole life course
•    Working together with our staff, partners and people with lived experience of abuse
•    Using evidence-based approaches to create changes in cultural norms, attitudes and values. 


A public consultation process was carried out for the strategy from August to December 2022, with the draft Strategy being made widely available on social media platforms and disseminated to staff, people who use services, key partner organisations, our health and social care partners across Greater Glasgow and Clyde and beyond, and the general public. Find out more about the strategy and the consultation by watching our animation. 

The Consultation Summary Report is available to view. 

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