The Southend, Essex and Thurrock Domestic Abuse Board (SETDAB) is made up of representatives from agencies and organisations working to join up and better facilitate Southend, Essex and Thurrock’s vision where everyone lives a life free from domestic abuse. The Board is responsible for designing and implementing the Joint Domestic Abuse Strategy for Greater Essex. SETDAB provides strategic leadership to address domestic abuse by providing a multi-agency framework, common ethos and co-ordinated approach to innovate, drive change and address domestic abuse across Essex, Southend and Thurrock.
The Southend, Essex and Thurrock Domestic Abuse Strategy was launched in 2015 and informed by the 2015 Joint Strategic Needs Assessment, domestic abuse chapters and stakeholder consultations. The strategy is segmented into five high level outcomes:
- Young people enjoy healthy relationships;
- Victims (Adults and Children) and those at risk of experiencing domestic abuse feel and are safe;
- Victims (Adults and Children) are able to recover and move on to live independently;
- Perpetrators are prevented from causing physical and emotional harm;
- Communities have a greater awareness of what an abusive relationship is and how to report it and as a consequence feel safer.
The aim of this Strategy is to lead to consistent and coordinated action, bringing our collective resources together to address the issues of domestic abuse. The Domestic Abuse Board monitors the implementation of the Strategy and its underpinning action/ delivery plans.