Cash strapped Councils !!!! Yet another feeble excuse - how many millions of pounds are these Councils ( government and Public Bodies ) paying out in redundancy packages and pension top ups to their top staff ? Here in Wiltshire the leader of the Council took on a new CEO for about a year, then paid him severence pay etc in the region of £800,000 I believe - but please check ! I note virtually all councils have also been paying in millions of pounds EXTRA into their officials pension funds in recent years. Whilst your report only focuses on domestic violence, surely cases involving violent neighbours - the vulnerable - the elderly - the disabled are also being adversely affected and being left to suffer in a similar unreported way ? How can these senior council officials live with their concienses ?