the process by which all relevant authorities manage the safety risks identified in a risk assessment.

These activities may be directed towards victims (e.g. safety planning), perpetrators (e.g. using police powers to pursue, detect and disrupt offending behaviour) or in combination.

Additional notes and information

The scope and type of activities undertaken should be informed by risk assessment, be implemented within a multi-agency framework, and monitored for effectiveness.  The aim of these activities is to try and reduce the threat posed by the perpetrator and protect the victim from further violence and abuse.


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