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Durham Police praised for services to domestic abuse victims


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Durham Constabulary Press Release in relation to the HMIC report on Domestic Abuse

Durham Constabulary is delighted that HMIC acknowledge the excellent quality of service that is delivered in County Durham and Darlington to our victims and communities, and also the hard work carried out around the clock by our officers and staff when dealing with victims and perpetrators of domestic abuse.

 Supt Paul Goundry, Head of Safeguarding said; “Durham Constabulary’s excellent service to victims has not been achieved alone but with high levels of engagement with partners such as Probation, Health, Social Services, Local Authorities, Outreach Services and the voluntary sector. We view domestic abuse as a joint problem that we tackle together.

 "In County Durham and Darlington the partnership approach to dealing with domestic abuse, in all its forms, never stands still but is constantly evolving to reflect our multi-agency action plan. We will now seek to incorporate the recommendations made by HMIC in this report as part of that continuous improvement and together with our partners will work to both achieve and go beyond the recommendations.”

On Twitter earlier today, Police and Crime Commissioner Ron Hogg commented: "Durham is one of the 8 Forces praised, well done. We will continue to seek to improve". To follow Ron Hogg on Twitter: @RonaldHogg1

Listen to Ron Hogg's comments (provided by a spokesperson on behalf of Mr Hogg) on Audioboo: https://audioboo.fm/DurhamPCC 

Posted on Thursday 27th March 2014
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