Gwent VAWDASV Strategy Consultation

The Gwent Violence against Women, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence Partnership Board is pleased to launch the region’s first joint draft strategy to tackle VAWDASV.

The Gwent VAWDASV strategy sets out to provide the leadership and direction that will promote consistency and best practice for the way in which violence against women, domestic abuse and sexual violence is prioritised across the region. 

The Gwent VAWDASV strategy will be launched during National Safeguarding Week at the Gwent VAWDASV Conference on Friday 17th November 2017. The strategy consultation will be available from Monday 20th November for a period of 8 weeks, closing at midnight on 15th January 2018. Additional appendix documents are available on request at Please follow the link to the draft strategy document:

* 1. Does the draft strategy provide the necessary information to help relevant authorities establish collaborative working opportunities and build on existing successful arrangements to assist them in meeting their duties under the Violence against Women, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence (Wales) Act 2015?

* 2. Do you think the Gwent VAWDASV strategy will have a positive/negative impact on the Gwent Region?

* 3. Do you agree with the strategic priorities and key deliverables set out in chapter 8?

* 4.  Do you agree with the proposed plans for measuring and monitoring progress set out in chapter 9?

* 5. Are there any barriers to successfully establishing and operating collaborative approach to tackling VAWDASV in Gwent? What are these and how could they be addressed?

* 6.  What opportunities does this strategy give to promote the Welsh Language? Do you have any concerns that this strategy could have an adverse effect on the opportunities to use the Welsh Language?

* 7. We have asked a number of specific questions if you have any related issues which we have not specifically addressed, please use this space to report them:

* 8. Are there any other comments you wish to make on the draft Gwent VAWDASV Strategy?