Domestic Abuse Strategy

On the 29th of April, the Domestic Abuse Act 2021 was enacted and new duties came into force, with councils required to:

  • Appoint a multi-agency Domestic Abuse Local Partnership Board which it will consult as it performs certain specified functions.
  • Assess the need for accommodation-based domestic abuse support in their area for all victims or their children, including those who come from outside the area.
  • Develop and publish a strategy for the provision of such support to cover their locality, having regard to the needs assessment.
  • Give effect to the strategy (through commissioning / de-commissioning decisions) including the provision of safe accommodation.
  • Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of the strategy, reviewing every three years.

This draft Domestic Abuse Strategy outlines how we will meet the challenges posed by domestic abuse in South Gloucestershire. It includes South Gloucestershire Council’s strategic response to the statutory duties imposed by the Domestic Abuse Act 2021 but includes much more than that. As well as our support for victims it also includes how we will work to reduce the level and harm caused by domestic violence and abuse within South Gloucestershire. We are seeking your views to help inform the South Gloucestershire Domestic Abuse Strategy 2022 – 2024. Please help us understand if we are on the right track by completing this questionnaire.

You don’t need to have experienced domestic violence or abuse to take part and we are seeking the views of residents as well as professionals supporting those affected by domestic abuse.

  • Download the draft strategy here
  • Read the Initial Equalities Impact Assessment here
  • Complete our online survey here
  • Download a copy of the survey to print, fill out and post to us. You can also request paper copies of the survey and consultation documents at any local library and One Stop Shop
  • Email:
  • Telephone: 01454 868009
  • Write to:

South Gloucestershire Council
Corporate Consultation Team
Council Offices
Badminton Road
BS37 5AF

This consultation has now closed and we are analysing the results, which will be published here in due course.


  • Opened
    26 Oct 2021 at 00:00
  • Closed
    5 Jan 2022 at 23:59


Geographical area
  • Bitton and Oldland Common
  • Boyd Valley
  • Bradley Stoke North
  • Bradley Stoke South
  • Charfield
  • Charlton and Cribbs
  • Chipping Sodbury and Cotswold Edge
  • Dodington
  • Emersons Green
  • Filton
  • Frampton Cotterell
  • Frenchay and Downend
  • Hanham
  • Kingswood
  • Longwell Green
  • New Cheltenham
  • Parkwall and Warmley
  • Stoke Park and Cheswick
  • Patchway Coniston
  • Pilning and Severn Beach
  • Thornbury
  • Severn Vale
  • Staple Hill and Mangotsfield
  • Stoke Gifford
  • Winterbourne
  • Woodstock
  • Yate Central
  • Yate North
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Target Audience
  • All residents