Government Commitment

Government Commitment

The Government recognises domestic abuse not just as a criminal issue, but one which affects all sectors, including public health. Domestic abuse is also a housing issue, a human rights issue, a child protection issue, a mental health issue and so on. All relevant sectors need to play their part in reducing and preventing domestic violence.

On 30th April 2004, Primary Care Trusts in England became Responsible Authorities within Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnerships (Crime and Disorder Act 1998), giving them a formal role and responsibility to responding effectively to local crime.