The Domestic Abuse Act 2021 was passed on 29th April 2021. It introduces a range of measures, including the new ‘Safe Accommodation’ duty and a new statutory definition of domestic abuse which includes children being recognised as victims in their own right. A local task and finish group has been formed to implement the new statutory framework locally, and a Domestic Abuse Local Partnership Board established.

On Monday 6th December 2021, the UK Government released their 10-year drug strategy “From Harm to Hope”. The document sets out the plan to cut crime and save lives by breaking drug supply chains, delivering a world class treatment and recovery system, and reducing the demand for recreational drugs. Current government funding for treatment and recovery, including housing, will be enhanced, with details to follow.

Three-year funding has been awarded to the Humber, Coast and Vale to a pilot project addressing mental health in the youth justice system. Children and young people with complex needs and high vulnerability in the area will benefit from a trauma-informed enhanced service to support them to lead a full life away from the criminal justice system they may otherwise find themselves in.

The West Marsh Wallet, as part of the Safer Streets project fund, has awarded £20,000 to six projects which contribute to preventing and reducing acquisitive crime in the West Marsh of Grimsby. Projects included a bike safety scheme, personal safety advice, and graffiti art at Haycroft underpass. This scheme was funded by Police and Crime Commissioner for Humberside, and is managed by VANEL on behalf of North East Lincolnshire CSP.