Our aim: To make Portsmouth a place where we reduce the harm caused by domestic violence and domestic abuse by providing better support and enforcement services that will encourage more people to recognise their relationship is unhealthy and make changes, or come forward earlier to report this and other hidden crime.
Innes Richens, Chief Executive, Portsmouth Clinical Commissioning Group, CCG is our theme champion and manages our delivery plan for domestic abuse.
We are raising awareness about possessive and controlling behaviour being domestic abuse, whilst also focusing resources primarily on supporting survivors but also working with perpetrators to stop the cycle of domestic violence and abuse.
About 25% of all violence is considered a "hidden crime" in Portsmouth. Hidden violence is crime or behaviour where people who experience it are less likely to report it - whether it be to the police or other agencies. This may be because of fear of repercussions, previous bad experience, not thinking it is worth it or a variety of other reasons. We believe the only way to truly tackle hidden violence and abuse is through effective partnership working. This violence and abuse section includes information about: