Police: Training

Home Office written question – answered at on 25 April 2024.

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Photo of Dean Russell Dean Russell Chair, Speaker's Advisory Committee on Works of Art

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what progress he has made on developing Domestic Abuse Matters training for officers investigating domestic abuse offences.

Photo of Laura Farris Laura Farris Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Ministry of Justice and Home Office)

The Domestic Abuse Matters training programme has now been delivered to over 80% of police forces to date, including Hertfordshire Police. The College of Policing guidance for the Domestic Abuse Matters training specifies 75% of all first responders to domestic abuse must be trained to effect mass behavioural change.

The Home Office has also funded the College of Policing to develop a new module of Domestic Abuse Matters training, targeted specifically at officers investigating domestic abuse offences to enable further improvement in police responses to domestic abuse incidents.

The Home Office will continue to work with the College of Policing to ensure the training reflects our most up to date understanding of domestic abuse.

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