soLUTiONs is a statutory partnership of organisations working together in the town to address crime, antisocial behaviour (ASB), drug and alcohol problems and (re) offending behaviour. As a partnership, we believe that by working together we can tackle some of the most deep-seated crime and disorder problems affecting Luton. Tackling domestic abuse remains one of its key objectives.
soLUTiONs partners including the Council, Police, Fire and Rescue Service, Probation, the Clinical Commissioning Group and a wide range of non-statutory organisations. The vision for the partnership is:
To make Luton a safer place in which to live, work, learn and have fun.
Domestic abuse is known to be a significantly under-reported crime. A key objective of the Partnership is to increase the confidence of victims of abuse to seek help. As such, our success in achieving this objective may in fact produce an increase in reported incidents.
The Partnership continues to invest in, and support, the Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Conference (MARAC) process for identifying and providing support to high risk victims of domestic abuse. It identifies around 350 cases in Luton each year.
Luton has a wide range of services and organisations which can provide help and assistance to victims of domestic abuse including those at risk of forced marriage or honour based violence, children and young people, and male victims. One of our key aims for the year has been to improve the ease with which victims can access information about these services, hence the development of this website.