The London Domestic Violence Forum (LDVF) was formed in 2002. The LDVF brings together a range of voluntary and statutory bodies engaged in domestic violence work to implement the London Domestic Violence Strategy. The LDVF is a multi-agency group encompassing all key domestic violence services.
The Mayor’s Second London Domestic Violence Strategy was launched in 2005. Following consultation with stakeholders the format of the London Domestic Violence Forum has been modified.
The London Domestic Violence Forum Steering Group is a strategic body which consists of those agencies with specific recommendations within the Strategy to progress. Meetings of the London Domestic Violence Forum Steering Group are held on a quarterly basis and all member agencies are asked to report back on progress made in implementing the targets to which they have agreed. Click here to find agreed minutes of previous LDVF Steering Group meetings.
Project Umbra and its strands are also part of the deliverable arm of the London Domestic Violence Forum. Project Umbra is co-ordinated by the Metropolitan Police Service.
Key to the success of the London Domestic Violence Forum is effective information sharing and networking amongst partner agencies. To facilitate this two open meetings of the Forum are held each year which focus on specific thematic areas. If you would like to know more about open meetings of the London Domestic Violence Forum please click here.