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Cause of concern: It is a cause of concern to HMICFRS that Dyfed-Powys Police is failing to risk assess all incidents of domestic abuse. This means that opportunities to intervene and take appropriate action at the earliest opportunity are being lost; this includes missed chances to identify coercive and controlling behaviour, other persons at risk in the household such as children and escalation in the scale of violence. This puts vulnerable people at risk.
Recommendations: • The force should immediately take steps to ensure that officers carry out a risk assessment for every incident of domestic abuse, including verbal arguments. • These assessments should be effectively supervised, quality assured and should be checked for compliance.
[on]2nd May 2019 [status]awaiting-review[/status][/on]