Domestic Violence Refuges

Dave Darby made this Freedom of Information request to Essex County Council

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Dear Essex County Council,

Please supply me, under The Freedom of Information Act, the following information;

1) The number of male refuges within the county that are open to male victims of domestic violence/abuse. And the maximum capacity they can take. Listing the number of in each borough/district and naming the borough/district

2) The number of women refuges within the county that are open to female victims of domestic violence/abuse. And the maximum capacity they can take. Listing the number of in each borough/district and naming the borough/district.

I look forward to receiving the aforementioned within 20 days

Yours faithfully,

Dave Darby

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Dear Your Right To Know,

Furthermore indicating the amount the Government gives this council towards funding such refuges, also supplying the following;
a) How much money is spent on mens refuges within the county
b) How much money is spent on womens refuges within the county

Yours sincerely,

Dave Darby
Loving father to Tommi Cayden Darby

Your Right To Know, Essex County Council

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Dear Your Right To Know,

Can you please supply under the Freedom of Information Act, Essex County Council's policy for male victims of domestic violence and their children. It appears that Essex County Council is happy to assist females and their children and have refuges in place, yet nothing for men and their children.

Yours sincerely,

David Darby.
Trying to be a loving father to Tommi Cayden Darby

Your Right To Know, Essex County Council

Dear Sir/Madam,

Thank you for your recent request for information which has been received by Essex County Council.

Your request is covered by the Freedom of Information Act, under which we must respond within 20 working days.

We will determine and let you know whether we hold the information you have requested and consider whether we are able to release the information or if it is exempt from disclosure.

ECC does not usually charge for providing information to its requestors as the provision of electronic copies is negligible, however under certain circumstances we may have to do so if providing the information costs more than £450. We will let you know before we do any work that would incur a charge.

Please note that the response and data released to you as part of this request will be published on the Essex County Council website. The website address is http://www.essex.gov.uk/Your-Council/You.... All requests will be anonymised and no personal information including contact details will be disclosed as part of this process.

Please contact me if you would like further advice or assistance about your request, or your right to access information held by Essex County Council.

Yours sincerely,

Your Right To Know
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Essex County Council
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E: [email address]
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Dear Sir/Madam,

Thank you for your request for information. Please find our response to
your request on the accompanying document(s).

I trust that this information satisfies your request. However, should you
require anything further, please contact me and I will endeavour to assist
you further.

if you are not satisfied with your response, please contact me so I can
try to resolve the issue. Alternatively, if you wish to make a complaint,
you can find the details at
[1]http://www.essex.gov.uk/Pages/Complaints...

 

If, after following our complaints procedure, you are still not satisfied,
you are entitled to ask the Information Commissioner to review our
decision. You can contact the Information Commissioner at Wycliffe House,
Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF; Telephone 0303 123 1113.

 

Please note that the response and data released to you as part of this
request will be published on the Essex County Council website. The website
address is
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contact details will be disclosed as part of this process.

 

Yours sincerely,

Your Right To Know

Transparency Team

Essex County Council

T: 033301 38989

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W: www.essex.gov.uk

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Dear Your Right To Know,

Many thanks for confirming that Essex County Council is a gender bias Council when it concerns domestic violence/abuse.
You quote;
"Currently the total number of units/places funded by Essex County Council is 231 which include refuge and floating support.
Essex does not currently have a dedicated men’s refuge".

Shocking that you are clear to support females and their children fleeing domestic violence/abuse and not men and their children when figures shown below are readily available....
The CSEW shows that 25% of female victims and 21% of male victims experience repeat incidents within a 12 month period. Essex police data shows that 23% of female victims are repeat victims whilst 13% of male victims are repeat victims, indicating underreporting could be present, especially for males.
National intelligence demonstrates that the scale & impact of domestic abuse in the UK is extensive.It is estimated that in a year 7% of women and 5% of men in the UK experienced domestic abuse.

So 25% of women are likely to re-offend, compared to 21% of males, 7% of women experience domestic abuse compared to 5% of men. Yet Essex County Council offers 231 places for women and their children, yet none for men? Think you need to be addressing the gender discrimination here Essex County Council don't you.

Yours faithfully,

David Darby
Trying to be a loving father to Tommi Cayden Darby #tommi