Statutory Guidance and Regulations Consultation - Domestic Abuse Support in Safe Accommodation

Closed 27 Jul 2021

Opened 15 Jun 2021


Domestic Abuse is a devastating crime which creates long term impacts on victims, their children, and wider society.  Government has committed to transforming the response to domestic abuse.

On 29 April the Domestic Abuse Act 2021 received Royal Assent.  The Act includes within Part 4 (Sections 57-61) new duties on Tier 1 local authorities in England relating to the provision of support for victims and their children residing within relevant safe accommodation and a duty on Tier 2 authorities to co-operate with Tier 1 authorities. To accompany the new duties the Government is providing Statutory Guidance and Regulations which are relevant to both Tier 1 and Tier 2 local authorities.

In this paper, the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) is seeking views on the draft Statutory Guidance and the following draft Statutory Instruments:

  • The Domestic Abuse Support (Relevant Accommodation) Regulations 2021
  • Domestic Abuse (Local Authority Strategies) Regulations 2021

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