Domestic abuse action plan
Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire Rescue Service (HMICFRS) undertook a national inspection of the police’s response to domestic abuse in 2013 / 2014. The report - “Everyone’s Business: Improving the Response to Domestic Abuse”- highlighted a series of both national and local recommendations for each force to progress and publish as part of the Domestic Abuse Action Plan.
Essex Police published its original Domestic Abuse action plan for 2014/15, followed by an updated plan in 2016/17. This document has now been replaced with the refreshed Domestic Abuse action plan for 2018/2020, setting out how it intends to continually improve its response to domestic abuse.
Chief Constable Stephen Kavanagh said: "Dealing effectively with domestic abuse can and does save lives and frees victims from a life of torment. The force is continuing to work with our partners to share information and improve the all-round support we give to domestic abuse victims. We are speaking to victims and survivors of domestic abuse to help shape the way we deal with this abhorrent crime and make sure that their needs are at the heart of what we do. I am determined to make sure that we do all that we can to tackle this problem and that the response we provide is as comprehensive as possible.”