Violence against women, domestic abuse and sexual violence


The priority outcomes identified through engagement with citizens, partners and use of the prioritisation matrix; and subsequently confirmed through consultation are:

  1. Provide earlier intervention and safeguarding arrangements to potential victims through ‘Ask and Act’.
  2. Safeguard victims, including men, through effective partnership support.




The rate ranged from 1.42 per 1,000 population in Blaenau Gwent to 1.64 per 1,000 population in both Torfaen and Newport. This compares with 1.54 per 1,000 population for Gwent and 1.69 per 1,000 population for Wales.



Summary and what we will deliver through the joint Area Plan:

  • Implementation of 'Ask and Act' as part of Welsh Government.
  • Strategic alignment with VAWDASV Board, needs assessment and strategic plan.