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Domestic Violence

The Trust will ensure that all reports of domestic violence are responded to within 48 hours in a sensitive manner and in line with Newlon’s Confidentiality Policy.

The tenant will always be given the option of seeing a female officer. The Trust will only undertake further enquiries or share information with other agencies with the consent of the tenant.

If the tenant is unable to continue to reside at his/her address then arrangements will be made with Women’s Aid or the Local Authority for temporary accommodation.

If the perpetrator is a tenant of the Trust it is the Trust’s policy to seek legal action against them, although any action taken will be agreed with the victim.

If you are the victim of domestic violence you can also seek support and counselling at www.counselling-directory.org.uk/domestic-violence.html.