Prioritising victims of domestic abuse – Home Choice draft policy

Closed 6 Jan 2017

Opened 20 Oct 2016

Results expected 13 Jan 2017

Feedback expected 1 Mar 2017


The draft proposal sets out a change to how Bristol City Council prioritises victims of Domestic Abuse through Home Choice Bristol. Within the context of increasing demand for affordable rented properties our focus is to help those who are most at risk to move quickly. We will prioritise high risk victims of Domestic Abuse by awarding band 1 (highest priority), with decisions being made at MARAC (Multi agency risk assessment conference). 

Why We Are Consulting

We are asking people for their views on our proposal as we want to ensure that any change in policy meets the needs of this client group and is effective in delivering the desired outcome of moving quickly. We are particularly keen on getting the views of practitioners who work with victims of domestic abuse.

What Happens Next

The results of the consultation will inform the development of the policy and will be included in a report that is planned to go to Cabinet in February 2017


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