Transforming the response to domestic abuse

Closes 31 May 2018

Sharing best practice across government

We want to share effective practice widely (including with the Devolved Administrations) and so the Department for Education is establishing a What Works Centre to develop strong evidence base for effective children’s social care and help ensure social workers have the right tools on the ground.[1]

The government are reforming the arrangements for reviewing serious cases involving children and setting up a Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel to review serious cases of national importance, which will feed into the What Works Centre.

Similarly, the Department for International Development is sharing global evidence and best practice through its 'What Works to Prevent Violence Programme' in 12 countries.[2]

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government continues to work with the sector and local authorities to disseminate best practice for the Troubled Families Programme in England, including advice on how to overcome data-sharing barriers as well as sharing examples of best practice in local authority commissioning.

Using some of the £20 million announced in the Spring Budget, the Department of Health and Social Care is expanding the Tampon Tax pathfinder model to establish comprehensive health practice relating to domestic abuse in all healthcare settings.

64. How can the government better share and promote effective practice on domestic abuse across all public services both in regard to commissioning and delivery of services?

65. What role should local areas play in sharing good practice?