Decision details

New Commissioning approach for Domestic Abuse Support Services

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The purpose of this report is to seek Cabinet approval to proposed changes to how we commission Domestic Abuse Support Services within existing resources.


The proposal is to adopt an outcomes-based commissioning approach to improve how we meet the needs of individuals, families and communities who are impacted by Domestic Abuse.


Our vision for Kirklees is to work holistically with individuals, families and communities to prevent, respond to and repair the damage caused by domestic abuse.


There has been a series of engagement events from August 2022 through to December 2023 including existing Domestic Abuse Commissioned service providers, members of the Domestic Abuse Strategic Partnership, a public engagement questionnaire, Councillor sessions, and a number of co-production sessions with key stakeholders and those with lived experience of domestic abuse.


Throughout the engagement process, all relevant stakeholders as outlined in the above section have been consulted (including non-statutory) on the approach to commissioning and change to one individual provider. No issues arising from consultation with specialist/statutory providers, public and ward councillors, Domestic Abuse Partnership, KBOP Coproduction panel.





1)    That authority be given to change the Councils approach to commissioning domestic abuse support services enabling 60-month outcomes-based contract to be entered into with Kirklees Better Outcomes Partnership (KBOP) part of Bridge Outcome Partnership (BOP), to commence on the 1 April 2024;

2)    That authority be delegated to officers to execute the agreed contract.

Report author: Sarah Mitchell

Publication date: 20/02/2024

Date of decision: 20/02/2024

Decided at meeting: 20/02/2024 - Cabinet

Effective from: 28/02/2024

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