Saturday, August 30, 2008

Database of Domestic Abusers

A report published by Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary have recommended a database listing all victims of and perpetrators of domestic abuse should be set up. According to the Journal Online in this story further recommendations were;

reviewing the role of the domestic abuse officer

all forces working together to develop a common approach to training and support for officers

all forces adopting common ways of risk assessing victims and managing those risks

forces reviewing and reinforcing their quality assurance practices and processes for recording domestic abuse incidents.

4 comments:

The Odyssey 31 August, 2008 21:41  

And in your opinion is this a good or a bad thing?

Fiona 31 August, 2008 21:58  

I was hoping to read the report before I committed myself but because abuse often follows a pattern I think on balance perhaps it's a step forward. They don't make it easy, I've just found the report;

http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Resource/Doc/1101/0064740.pdf

The Odyssey 31 August, 2008 22:57  

What I don't quite understand is the PNC is probably the most sophisticated database in the country anyway, this is really just a data sorting issue rather than a new initiative. The database headline is just spin or I have misunderstood

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