Violent attacks in the home may not be recorded in the future

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VIOLENT attacks in the home may not be recorded in the future even if police officers are called.
 

Currently officers have to fill in a domestic abuse, stalking and honour based violence (Dash) report every time they are sent to an incident.
 

However the Association of Chief Police Officers launched a trial to reduce bureaucracy where it is left to the discretion of the officer whether to fill one in.
 

The idea is officers will only fill in forms for incidents considered serious of where there is a pattern of violence.
 

Julie Clifford, outreach services manager for the Colchester and Tendring Women’s Refuge has serious concerns about this trial especially given Essex Police’s poor record in dealing with domestic violence.
 

See the full story in Monday's Gazette.

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8:56pm Fri 18 Jan 13

GreensteadResident says...

This is a very disturbing and stupid idea from the Association of Chief Police Officers.

How can a pattern of violence deduced if there's no data to work from?
This is a very disturbing and stupid idea from the Association of Chief Police Officers. How can a pattern of violence deduced if there's no data to work from? GreensteadResident
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8:57pm Fri 18 Jan 13

GreensteadResident says...

This is a very disturbing and stupid idea from the Association of Chief Police Officers.

How can a pattern of violence deduced if there's no data to work from?
This is a very disturbing and stupid idea from the Association of Chief Police Officers. How can a pattern of violence deduced if there's no data to work from? GreensteadResident
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5:29pm Sat 19 Jan 13

ryanw84 says...

Currently, Police have to fill in a Domestic Booklet which is approximately 30 pages in length.

This form is filled in for every domestic incident whether it is a couple arguing over the smallest thing or whether it is a very serious assault.

I would say 80% of response officers time is taken filling in one of these forms. This new policy is still saying that officers will still complete a booklet for assaults etc.

There are currently a number of systems which domestic incidents are recorded on. The information is duplicated on at least two to three different systems, so keeping track of a pattern of violence will still be acheivable
Currently, Police have to fill in a Domestic Booklet which is approximately 30 pages in length. This form is filled in for every domestic incident whether it is a couple arguing over the smallest thing or whether it is a very serious assault. I would say 80% of response officers time is taken filling in one of these forms. This new policy is still saying that officers will still complete a booklet for assaults etc. There are currently a number of systems which domestic incidents are recorded on. The information is duplicated on at least two to three different systems, so keeping track of a pattern of violence will still be acheivable ryanw84
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6:59pm Sat 19 Jan 13

GreensteadResident says...

Hi RyanW84 - Thank you for the info. If there is a system to highlight a pattern then I withdraw my previous comment.
Hi RyanW84 - Thank you for the info. If there is a system to highlight a pattern then I withdraw my previous comment. GreensteadResident
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