VAWDASV Strategy - Have your say
The regional VADVASV team have recently developed a new Regional Violence Against Women Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence Strategy for Mid and West Wales. They aim to seek views on this and issued the following statement to this effect:
"With the reviewed National Violence Against Women Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence (VAWDASV) Strategy, we aim to prioritise delivery for Mid and West Wales while looking to support Welsh Government and their Blueprint approach.
In developing this strategy, we have focused on understanding what works for individuals, families and communities in Mid and West Wales. Whilst it is right that we acknowledge and celebrate our achievements over the last five years, there is still work to be done and our aim is to build on our momentum and progress and to deliver further change and improvements for individuals and families who are experiencing violence against women, domestic abuse and sexual violence in our communities. Survivors and stakeholders have prioritised the need to focus on preventative and support services for children and young people and a continued need to raise awareness of violence against women, domestic abuse and sexual violence both with professionals and within our communities. We have listened and these priorities are translated into this strategy.
The challenges we continue to face require us to further strengthen our partnerships to deliver our priorities. This strategy is informed by the needs and experiences of survivors and stakeholders in Mid and West Wales and, whilst it has been developed in the context of Welsh Government’s National Violence against Women, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence Strategy 2022-2026, it reflects regional priorities and aims to deliver improvements for individuals, families and communities of Mid and West Wales.
In light of the above, I would be grateful if you could consider the attached strategy documents and feedback via the link below. I would also appreciate it if you were able to share this consultation widely across your networks and communities. We want to ensure we reach as many people across the region as possible, to enable true scrutiny of the strategy and ensure it reflects the needs and experiences of our regional population. This consultation period will run until Friday the 22nd September 2023, after which we will consider all feedback before the official launch on the 14th November. All feedback is gratefully received."