Crimes of Violence: Health

Home Office written question – answered on 7th February 2019.

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Photo of Sarah Jones Sarah Jones Shadow Minister (Housing, Communities and Local Government) (Housing)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he plans to open the consultation on a public health duty to tackle serious violence.

Photo of Victoria Atkins Victoria Atkins The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department, Minister for Women

The Home Secretary announced that the Government will consult on a new legal duty to support a multi-agency approach to preventing and tackling serious violence.

The consultation will explore different options to make multi-agency working more effective than at present and will seek to identify best practice. The consultation will be launched shortly.

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