Review of domestic abuse support services launched

Published Monday, 29th November 2021

A review of domestic abuse support services in Hartlepool is being carried out to ensure that the needs of local residents are being met.

Hartlepool Borough Council is seeking the views of partner organisations, service providers and service users to help it assess the effectiveness of current provision.

Members of the public can make their views known via the authority’s Your Say Our Future digital consultation and engagement platform at

Sally Robinson, the Council’s Director of Children’s Services and Joint Commissioning and Chair of the Hartlepool Domestic Abuse Partnership Board, said: “If you have experienced domestic abuse we would like to hear from you.

“Whether the abuse happened recently or in the past you can help us understand if services provided are helping, what else we could or should be doing, or if there are long-standing issues that we need to prioritise.

“We would also like to hear from you even if you have not used our services as this will help us to understand where we are not meeting the needs of the community.

“We recognise that this is a sensitive subject and that some people who take part in the consultation may be currently in an abusive relationship. As such, we are providing two different ways to take part in the review.”

  • By completing a survey. You will not be asked to provide any personal details and your responses will not be visible on the site.
  • By adding an idea or comment on one of the ideas boards offered by the site. You will be asked to provide a screen name and email address. Your screen name and comment will be visible to other participants, but your email address will not be shown.

All data reported in the final “findings report” will be in an anonymous or pseudonymised form so that no individual can be identified.

The consultation will remain open until January 3rd 2022.