We will achieve this by focusing on the following areas:
We will strengthen our approach by introducing a Force lead for violence against women and girls and develop a new performance framework to ensure we identify and respond to risk and to provide greater accountability in relation to violence against women and girls.
We will invest in our internal culture by raising awareness of issues that affect trust and confidence. Ensuring that officers and staff understand what is expected of them, so they become skilled in identifying and appropriately responding to issues that affect women and girls.
We will review our policing response to ensure we are structured to effectively respond to the issues highlighted within this strategy, thereby strengthening our response.
We will work with the public, partners and stakeholders to improve our practice by inviting scrutiny, inspections and seeking feedback to enhance our collective service. Being open and transparent about what worked well and areas for improvement.
We will work with industry leads to maximise the use of technology to support victims, improve our service and ensure that victims and witnesses receive a prompt and effective response, in line with national requirements set by the government, Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS) and College of Policing.
We will work with the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner following the enquiry into violence against women and girls, to capture the learning and work with stakeholders to build safer, stronger communities as a result.