Jane Hutt AM, Deputy Minister and Chief Whip
The Violence Against Women, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence (Wales) Act 2015 (the Act), places certain duties on Welsh Ministers, Local Authorities, Local Health Boards, NHS Trusts and Fire and Rescue Authorities. To end violence against women, domestic abuse and sexual violence, we need an integrated approach, from leadership to frontline professionals.
By virtue of section 22 of the Act, the National Advisers must prepare an annual plan setting out how they propose to exercise their functions during the following financial year. I confirm that the National Advisers, Nazir Afzal and Yasmin Khan, have submitted their Annual Plan for approval within the timeframe.
I have reviewed the Annual Plan and agreed to its publication. My officials will work with the National Advisers to identify suitable mechanisms for measuring progress against each of the objectives outlined within the Plan.