Decision details

Recommendations from Resources & Public Realm Scrutiny Committee - Violence Against Women Task Group

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To receive and consider the recommendations from the Resources & Public Realm Scrutiny Violence Against Women Task Group


NOTED the comments from Councillor Donnelly-Jackson (as Chair of the Task Group) outlining the work undertaken by the Violence Against Women Scrutiny Task Group in support of the recommendations being presented for consideration and Executive response.  In thanking all those involved in the Task Group review, Councillor Donnelly-Jackson highlighted:

·                that the Task Group had made ten key recommendations, as detailed for response within Appendix 1 of the report, with specific reference made to the importance of feedback from victims and survivors being used to inform policy and service delivery and also to communication being available in accessible formats for disabled women to ensure they were able to access support;

·                the comprehensive and inclusive approach towards the scrutiny review during the pandemic;

·                the series of additional supporting actions identified by the Task Group designed to support delivery of their main recommendations.


Having noted the comments received and overall alignment of the recommendations made by the Task Group with the Council’s approach towards contextual safeguarding work, Cabinet RESOLVED to approve the Executive Response to the recommendations made by the Violence against Women and Girls Scrutiny Task Group, as detailed within Appendix 1 of the report.

Wards Affected: (All Wards);

Contact: Shazia Hussain, Assistant Chief Executive Email:

Report author: Michael Carr

Publication date: 07/12/2020

Date of decision: 07/12/2020

Decided at meeting: 07/12/2020 - Cabinet

Effective from: 15/12/2020

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