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Domestic Abuse Support (Local Authority Strategies and Annual Reports) Regulations 2021

These Regulations make provision in relation to support provided by local authorities to victims of domestic abuse under Part 4 of the Domestic Abuse Act 2021 ("the Act").

Part 2 of the Regulations makes provision about the steps a relevant local authority (within the meaning of the Act), must take when preparing and publishing a strategy under section 57 of the Act in relation to the provision of accommodation-based support to victims of domestic abuse.

The Regulations in particular specify the date by which a relevant local authority must first publish a strategy and the frequency with which a strategy must be reviewed, set out matters to which a relevant local authority must have regard when preparing its strategy, and require a relevant local authority to publish a strategy in draft at least 10 weeks before its intended publication.

Part 3 of the Regulations makes provision for the form and content of reports under section 59 of the Act in relation to the exercise of the authority's functions under Part 4 of the Act during the financial year in question.

For the Regulations, click here.

12/9/21