Supporting victims of domestic violence

In Northern Ireland, a feasibility study recommends that One-Stop Shop for victims be piloted (most likely in East Antrim). This OSS would provide straightforward access to:

“police services, legal advocacy, solicitors, personal support services, safety planning, housing services, medical treatment and advice on benefits, finance etc.”

A ‘sanctuary’ programme would be included in its services. Full report here (pdf file). Today, Ruth Kelly has announced a £74m funding package to fund such santuary schemes in England and Wales.