New resident’s panel to help shape Lambeth’s abuse prevention panel

26 June 2023

Written by: Lambeth Council

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The panel is being set up as part of Lambeth’s five-year Violence against Women and Girls Strategy, the Council’s third VAWG Strategy, with an increased focus on community engagement and embedding intersectionality and anti-racism.

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New resident’s panel to help shape Lambeth’s abuse prevention panel

Under the strategy, Lambeth Council committed to establishing an advisory group to ensure that work to tackle gender-based violence and abuse is led by the needs and wishes of people with personal experience.

Forty-one local people took part in a series of focus groups, one to one sessions and surveys. They have set out how to make the panel a success, including finding that victims and survivors want to be involved in decision making, that the panel should be representative and open to victims and survivors of all genders.

Cllr Dr Mahamed Hashi, Lambeth Cabinet Member for Safer Communities said: “Supporting our community and letting them have a say in how we tackle violence against women and girls is really important in finding solutions.

“We want Lambeth to be one of the safest boroughs in London where everyone feels safe and secure. Our VAWG strategy outlines our plans on tackling gender-based violence by developing an advisory group, and so we welcome this important input and will be recruiting to the panel in the coming months.”

To read more about the consultation a recommendations report has been published.