In the video I posted last week, DCI Caroline Goode, the second heroine of Banaz: A love story commented that although the death of Banaz Mahmod had led to soul-searching and reforms amongst the police, there was a need for vigilance to ensure that this momentum wasn’t lost.
And so it seems, because today the Independent reported that ACPO intend to make use of the DASH checklist voluntary in order to ‘cut red tape‘. DASH is the best current tool for assessing risk of HBV and making its use voluntary is bound to lead to missed opportunities for recognition.Crimes will not be tagged as HBV, and people at risk of HBV may not be referred to the specialist agencies they need. The specific protection measures that potential victims of HBV require – which may include protection from an extended family network – may be neglected. Read more