Jane Hutt AM, Deputy Minister and Chief Whip
The Violence against Women, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence (Wales) Act 2015 (VAWDASV Act) aims to improve the public sector response to these issues. This requires an integrated approach from leadership to frontline professionals.
Section 22 of the Act requires the National Advisers for Violence against Women, Gender-based Violence, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence to prepare an annual plan setting out how they propose to exercise their functions during the forthcoming financial year. I confirm that the National Advisers, Nazir Afzal and Yasmin Khan, have submitted their annual plan for approval as required by the Act.
I have reviewed the annual plan and agreed to its publication. My officials will work with the national advisers to measure progress against each of the objectives outlined within the plan.