Safeguarding London’s Children Conference. Domestic Violence in BME Communities DI Glen LLOYD Violent Crime Directorate Metropolitan Police Service. Domestic Violence.
Domestic Violence in BME Communities
DI Glen LLOYD
Violent Crime Directorate
Metropolitan Police Service
“…one of the most pernicious denials of human rights because it is perpetrated not by strangers but by family members, people in positions of trust ”.
Sir John Stevens
Former Commissioner, Metropolitan Police
‘So-called honour based violence’ is a crime or incident, which has or may have been committed to protect or defend the honour of the family and/or community.
Victims between the ages of 16 and 20 reported the highest number of Forced Marriage incidents - most at risk.
1 in 4 victims are Under 18 – Child protection issues
Assists the effective management of:
·Rationalise and improve communication routes and intelligence flows between PP units & stakeholders.
·Facilitate improvement & formalisation of cross team intelligence and info sharing.
‘ There can be no excuse or justification for failing to take adequate steps to protect a vulnerable child simply because that child’s cultural background would make the necessary action somehow inappropriate. This is not an area in which there is much scope for political correctness.’
is not an excuse
for moral blindness’
- Mike O’Brien 1999