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HMIC report into Thames Valley Police's approach to tackling domestic abuse

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Executive Summary

The public in the Thames Valley Police area can have confidence that generally the police provide a good service to victims of domestic abuse and help keep them safe.

Tackling domestic abuse is a priority for the force and the police and crime commissioner (PCC). Staff have a good understanding of what they need to do to provide a good service to victims.

Victims who are at greatest risk of harm receive a more bespoke service from specialist domestic abuse officers. However, there is more the force could do for victims assessed to be medium or standard risk.

There are good examples of partnership working at force and local levels, but this still needs to be developed further. When multi-agency safeguarding hubs (MASHs) are introduced later in 2014, these should help deliver improvements in joint working and information sharing.

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