Violence against Women and Girls: Supporting local commissioning

Guidance for commissioners and services in England on how to prevent and address the effects of violence against women and girls.

The toolkit is split into 4 sections:

  • analyse (how to understand the needs of users and identify gaps in existing services, plus opportunities for joint commissioning)
  • plan (how to develop a strategy and design a service specification)
  • do (market development and the tender process)
  • review (how to evaluate the impact of services)

National Domestic Homicide Review Case Analysis

This important report was produced for Standing Together and reveals systemic failings in the response to domestic violence murders. It looks at learning from 32 domestic homicide reviews across England and Wales and includes recommendations for different professionals including the police, adult social care, children's social care, health and schools.

A Cry for Health

This report provides evidence from over 4,000 domestic abuse victims, supported in hospital and community settings. It shows that we are missing opportunities to identify victims of domestic abuse – particularly the most vulnerable. The research found that:


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