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Recommendations for needs assessment work

Adults :: Domestic Abuse :: Recommendations for needs assessment work

• A detailed needs assessment should be undertaken to fully understand the Medway picture. This could include information regarding the views of service users in terms of how appropriate the current services are in meeting need and exploration of volume of local needs in Black and Minority (BME) groups across Medway and the extent to which cultural issues can act as a barrier in victims seeking support. This should also improve local understanding of specific types of domestic abuse that may be more prevalent in certain communities such as honour based violence and forced marriage.

• Extent of the hidden harm needs experienced by children.

• Greater understanding of the needs in certain vulnerable populations (e.g. veterans and ex-offenders)