Support for commissioners and practitioners

How we can support you?

Our team of experts are here to offer information, advice and guidance on your overall response to domestic abuse, with both an Operational and Strategic lens.

We can act as a critical friend for your local areas, and support the development and progression of your multi-agency approaches and whole family delivery . We can also provide guidance on commissioning frameworks, and support you to deliver local scrutiny panels focused on improving outcomes for families affected by domestic abuse.

If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, access our Get Help page.

If you would like to learn more about how SafeLives can support and improve your local response to domestic abuse:

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Our public health approach to ending domestic abuse

Our team of practice experts supports local areas with systemic change – undertaking a review through the lens of the whole family, identifying opportunities for improving the response to high risk abuse, as well as early intervention and prevention.

Marac in Scotland

We work in partnership with a range of local and national partners to further embed the 10 principles of an effective Marac and enhance the effectiveness of multi-agency working across Scotland. If you’re based in Scotland, you can contact your national Marac Development Officer (MDO).

Domestic violence service specification support

As experts in domestic abuse we know that getting your service specifications right is a crucial first step.

Our sample service specification for a community-based domestic abuse or Idva service has been developed by our experts. We learn from our research and from our unrivalled national overview of what works to stop domestic abuse.

We put that together into an easy-to-use sample service specification. Using our specification means you will always know that you’re commissioning for high-quality services at the right capacity. And that means more families in your area will be safe from domestic abuse.

Please contact us for your copy of our service specification and to discuss how we can help you get it right for your local needs.

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