The consultation revealed eight overarching strategic areas on which current and future efforts should be focused:

  1. The need for greater awareness of emotional abuse
  2. The need to develop a whole-community approach
  3. The need for all PSNI officers to understand domestic abuse and its impact on victims
  4. The need for all services and organisations to work together and coordinate their efforts
  5. The need for education about healthy relationships and keeping safe for all young people
  6. The need for a better understanding of the impact of domestic abuse on mental and emotional health and wellbeing
  7.  The need for a consistently strong response to perpetrators from the criminal justice system
  8.  The need for a different approach in the criminal justice system’s response to domestic abuse and coercive control.
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