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Domestic abuse, RASSO, VRR Policy (1001A/23)


I require the latest copy of your Force Policy for

  1. Domestic Abuse
  2. Rape and Sexual Assault
  3. Victims Right to Review


We can confirm relevant information is held by West Midlands Police. However, while the majority of the information is attached to this email.  I am not required to release all of the information requested. Please find attached our response.


1001A 23 attachment RASSO policy

1001A 23 attachment DV Policy

1001A 23 attachment VRR Policy




The withheld information is exempt by virtue of the following exemptions



Section 40 (2) personal data



Section 40(2) is an absolute and class-based exemption if to release the information exists would breach the third party’s data protection rights.  In this case to release this personal information would not constitute fair processing of the data. As this exemption is class based I am not required to identify the harm in disclosure and in this instance, I believe that the right to privacy outweighs any public interest in release.


Any further details regarding these incidents are exempt by the following:



Section 40 (2) – Personal information


These exemptions and explanatory notes are shown here:



1001A 23 DV Policy

1001A 23 RASSO Policy

1001A 23 VRR Policy