WOMEN’S shelters and charities will be included in a review of domestic violence in the Bradford District.

Bradford Council’s Corporate Scrutiny Committee has set up a group to “review the effectiveness of Bradford Council and its partners in tackling Domestic Violence across the District.”

At a meeting on Thursday members debated what the scope of the review should be.

The review will look at issues including the support provided for victims, the rehabilitation for victims and perpetrators and the effectiveness of the Criminal Justice in dealing with domestic abuse.

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Councillor David Green (Lab, Wibsey) said the review should look at women’s refuges and other front line services as well as police and health providers.

Councillor Simon Cooke (Cons, Bingley Rural) said: “It might be useful to have conversations with someone who is a survivor or victim of domestic abuse. It would give a good insight into what support is in place, or isn’t.”

Councillor Jeanette Sunderland (Lib Dem, Idle and Thackley) said: “We should look at families too, what impact domestic violence can have on things like school attendance.”