Domestic Abuse Service Specialists – Request for Quotation

Domestic Abuse Service Specialists – Request for Quotation

Contract summary

Industry

  • Police services – 75241100
  • Health and social work services – 85000000

Location of contract

Yorkshire and The Humber

Value of contract

£49k

Published date

06 July 2018

Closing date

23 July 2018

Contract start date

20 August 2018

Contract end date

31 March 2019

Contract is suitable for SMEs?

Yes

Contract is suitable for VCSEs?

Yes

 

Description

Humberside Police receives in excess of 22,000 reports of domestic abuse across the force area each year. These can vary both in their immediacy, from incidents in progress to historical reporting; and in their risk level. To ensure an appropriate response to each report, call takers will collect as much information from the caller as possible. This, alongside checks on police databases regarding any previous reports or intelligence on the individuals involved will inform the grading of the response.

Humberside Police policy regarding domestic abuse incidents is that all reports will be visited by a police officer. The time frame regarding the visit will vary depending on the risk level. The police officer(s) attending the incidents will complete a domestic abuse form including a DASH (Domestic Abuse, Stalking and Harassment and Honour Based Abuse) risk assessment. Officers and call takers will offer advice regarding safety planning for the victims, but it is acknowledged that an enhanced service would be offered by a domestic abuse specialist speaking to the victim.

Domestic abuse specialist services across Humberside offer support and advice for domestic abuse victims, but generally work Monday to Friday during office hours. Apart from national phone lines, victims are not able to speak to a domestic abuse specialist out of hours and there is no local support. By having the specialist within the Hub, victims can be offered direct access to such support at a time when it is safe to do so. The benefit to the victim is to provide safety advice for themselves and their children and an onward referral to partner agencies, which removes the onus of the victim doing this themselves. Not only will this early engagement enhance the protection for the victim but also give a greater chance of the victim continuing to support the prosecution through the Criminal Justice System.

 

About the buyer

Contact name

Claire Cuttell

Address

The Lawns
Harland Way, Cottingham
Hull, HU16 5SN
HU16 5SN
ENG

Telephone

+44 1924294914

Email

claire.cuttell@southyorks.pnn.police.uk

 

How to apply

Please apply directly to the buyer using the contact details provided, or follow the instructions given in the notice description or information section.

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