Issue details

New Commissioning approach for Domestic Abuse Support Services

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.


Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure>£500,000 and affects2 or more wards;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 18/01/2024

Decision due: 20 Feb 2024 by Cabinet

Lead member: Portfolio Holder for Communities

Lead director: Service Director - Communities & Access Services

Department: Communities

Contact: Sarah Mitchell 01484 221000 Email:

Members/Officers Involved: Portfolio Holder - Communities, Cllr M Pervaiz Portfolio Holder - Health & Social Care, Cllr J Ramsay Strategic Director - Health and Adult Social Care, Richard Parry Service Director - Communities & Access Service, Jill Greenfield


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