This covers any incident of threatening behaviour, violence
(including sexual or emotional violence) or abuse between adults
who are or have been in a relationship together, or between family
members, regardless of age, gender or sexuality. Domestic violence
is rarely a one-off incident.
AWP is part of the local multi agency strategic groups that seek
to help people experiencing domestic violence by developing
services to help them, including specialist criminal courts, access
to specialist advocacy (IDVA's), housing and refuge solutions, and
access to public and private legal remedies.
AWP also works with the local multi agency risk assessment
conferences (MARAC's) that are held regularly in each local
authority area to allow the effective sharing of information
between agencies to identify and manage high risk cases of domestic
If you are concerned that an AWP service user might be at risk
of, or is being subjected to domestic abuse or violence, you can
discuss this with AWP staff working with the person. They can then
seek to assist the person to keep themselves safe and seek multi
agency support for them if that is required.
If you are concerned that someone is currently subject to
domestic abuse or violence who is not an AWP service user, you can
contact the police on 101 or 999 if violence is currently in