This report informed the Cabinet about an addendum required to the existing Kent and Medway Domestic Abuse Strategy and sought approval of the addendum to comply with the Domestic Abuse Act 2021.
The Act added requirements for Tier 1 authorities regarding the safe accommodation and the report therefore focused on the safe accommodation addendum to the existing Kent and Medway Domestic Abuse Strategy which began on page 22 of the document, attached at Appendix 1 to the report.
The Equality Impact Assessment (EqIA) had been updated and attached at Appendix 3 to the report.
The Cabinet agreed the addition of the Safe
Accommodation Addendum to the existing Kent and Medway Domestic
Abuse Strategy 2020-2023 and delegated authority to the Director of
Public Health, in Consultation with the Portfolio Holder for
Resources, to agree the final published version of the document, once the document has been provided by
Kent County Council.
The addendum is required to ensure that the existing strategy complies with the DA Act. The existing strategy and the addendum are common across Kent and Medway.