Sheffield Domestic and Sexual Abuse Strategy 2018 - 2022

Closed 31 Jan 2018

Opened 4 Jan 2018

Results expected 15 Feb 2018

Feedback expected 15 Mar 2018


In this consultation we would like your comments on our draft Sheffield Domestic and Sexual Abuse Strategy. The strategy will set the work and the priorities to address domestic and sexual abuse over the next four years in Sheffield. 

It is estimated that domestic and sexual abuse affects over 25,000 victims in Sheffield each year, with many more victims having experienced this in their lifetime. For every victim there is a perpetrator and there are an estimated 17,000 children living in households affected.

Sheffield's current Domestic and Sexual Violence and Abuse Strategy ends in 2017. You can find this strategy by clicking here. Whilst we are pleased with the achievements and progress made so far, we recognise that there is still more to do.


Why We Are Consulting

One of the key themes of the strategy is that domestic abuse is everyone's business. We want to reach more people and hear views on the aims and priorities on the new strategy. These include:

  • Domestic abuse is everybody’s business
  • Family support interventions – not just about the victim (victim + children + perpetrator)
  • Considering the longer term picture – not just responding to the short term immediate need of the victim (JTAI inspections 2017)
  • An increased understanding of coercive control in relationships
  • Partnership commissioning (e.g. PCC and CCG)
  • A greater focus on complex needs and vulnerabilities

The strategy has been heavily informed by the following:-

  • A comprehensive needs assessment and stakeholder consultation (click here)
  • The latest national domestic and sexual abuse strategy which is called Violence Against Women and Girls 2016 to 2020. This can be found by clicking here.  
  • A VAWG local commissioning toolkit (click here).


What Happens Next

We will analyse all the feedback we receive and use it to inform a final version of the strategy which will be presented to Cabinet to confirm the final version.


  • All Areas


  • Black and Minority Ethnic People
  • Carers
  • Disabled People
  • General Public
  • LGBT – Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Trans People
  • Older People
  • Residents
  • Young People
  • Businesses
  • Community Groups
  • Faith Groups
  • Student Unions
  • Voluntary Organisations


  • Keeping Healthy and Well, Accessing Care and Support