Safer York Partnership and North Yorkshire Community Safety Partnership hold the responsibility for Strategic Governance of  Domestic Abuse across the City and County.  This joint work enables us to re-locate both perpetrators and victims between the two Local Authorities and also delivers more effective and efficient ways of working through a single partnership structure.

Operational delivery is overseen by a Join Co-ordinating Group co-chaired by Head of Community Safety, City of York Council and Head of Safer Communities, North Yorkshire County Council.  This group writes the York & North Yorkshire Domestic Abuse Strategy, oversees the commissioning of Domestic Abuse Services and co-ordinates the delivery of the action plan associated with the strategy.

Aims

  • Contribute to the refresh and implementation of the Domestic Abuse Strategy for York & North Yorkshire
  • Ensure that within York,  partners are contributing to the local delivery structure and implementation of the Action Plan
  • Ensure that within York, partners are engaged with the Domestic Abuse Forum for York and Selby to up-skill front line workers and benefit from the sharing of information and good practice

To report an incident:

To report an incident of domestic abuse please call North Yorkshire police 101.
If you have a speech or hearing impairment you can use Textphone 18001 101

In an emergency

In an emergency or if your safety is threatened, always call the police on 999.
Textphone 18000 – in an emergency

Independent Domestic Abuse Services

(IDAS) provide support and advice to men and women across York and North Yorkshire.

  • IDAS Independent Domestic Abuse Services 03000 110 110
  • IDAS Rape Support Line 0300 111 0777
  • www.idas.org.uk

York & North Yorks  Draft Accommodation Strategy

Following the publication of the Domestic Abuse Act (2021) the new statutory duty placed on local authorities aims to ensure that all victims of domestic abuse have access to the right support within safe accommodation when they need it. City of York Council, in partnership with North Yorkshire County Council, have undertaken a domestic abuse needs assessment to provide an evidence base that has informed the development of a Domestic Abuse Safe Accommodation strategy. The strategy, available in draft form until final publication by 5th January 2022, aims to outline the partnerships commitment to providing effective and consistent support and interventions that meet local need. For further information please contact Matthew Orme, Public Health Specialist Practitioner Advanced (Matthew.Orme@york.gov.uk).