1. World Cup sparks spike in domestic violence
  2. Ministry of Defence combats domestic abuse
  3. ‘Children face social justice challenge’
  4. Steady use made of Northern Ireland’s new ‘right to ask’
  5. Speedy backing to CIH campaign against domestic abuse
  6. Surge expected in domestic violence during World Cup
  7. Stressed children, a consequence of domestic abuse
  8. Probe reveals examples of children abusing adults
  9. Version of Clare’s Law to be introduced in Canada
  10. Behaviour on Love Island leads to gaslighting warning
  11. Universal credit criticised
  12. Camilla: Why domestic violence is a focus of my charity work
  13. App launched to provide domestic abuse support nationwide
  14. National recognition for Jane’s Place
  15. Spotify deletes two singers from playlists
  16. Legal costs stop thousands of domestic abuse victims securing protection
  17. ‘Clare’s Law’ applied to Northern Ireland
  18. Caledonian System extended
  19. Light shed on LGBT domestic abuse
  20. Domestic violence advisors in front line with police
  21. Force cheers up refuge children at Easter
  22. International: bans on gun ownership for US domestic abusers
  23. International: paid leave, court therapy, lack of awareness, costly social media error
  24. Quarter of churchgoers suffer domestic abuse – survey
  25. First refuge for male victims of domestic violence
  26. Public to have say on new legislation
  27. Leicestershire Police
  28. Why do I work for NCDV?
  29. Sentencing changes: domestic abuse offenders more likely to be jailed
  30. News in Brief
  31. Police force to adopt body cameras to tackle domestic abuse
  32. Scottish Parliament expands definition of domestic abuse
  33. Hull Central policing team collected three car loads of gifts
  34. Grey’s Anatomy
  35. Campaigner Diahanne Rhiney has been given a British Citizen Award
  36. 38% rise of reported domestic abuse – North Devon
  37. Police provide temporary phones to people at risk
  38. Changes in evidence requirements for family private law disputes
Friday, August 17, 2018
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Welcome to NCDV Online Magazine

  1. World Cup sparks spike in domestic violence
  2. Ministry of Defence combats domestic abuse
  3. ‘Children face social justice challenge’
  4. Steady use made of Northern Ireland’s new ‘right to ask’
  5. Speedy backing to CIH campaign against domestic abuse
  6. Surge expected in domestic violence during World Cup
  7. Stressed children, a consequence of domestic abuse
  8. Probe reveals examples of children abusing adults
  9. Version of Clare’s Law to be introduced in Canada
  10. Behaviour on Love Island leads to gaslighting warning
  11. Universal credit criticised
  12. Camilla: Why domestic violence is a focus of my charity work
  13. App launched to provide domestic abuse support nationwide
  14. National recognition for Jane’s Place
  15. Spotify deletes two singers from playlists
  16. Legal costs stop thousands of domestic abuse victims securing protection
  17. ‘Clare’s Law’ applied to Northern Ireland
  18. Caledonian System extended
  19. Light shed on LGBT domestic abuse
  20. Domestic violence advisors in front line with police
  21. Force cheers up refuge children at Easter
  22. International: bans on gun ownership for US domestic abusers
  23. International: paid leave, court therapy, lack of awareness, costly social media error
  24. Quarter of churchgoers suffer domestic abuse – survey
  25. First refuge for male victims of domestic violence
  26. Public to have say on new legislation
  27. Leicestershire Police
  28. Why do I work for NCDV?
  29. Sentencing changes: domestic abuse offenders more likely to be jailed
  30. News in Brief
  31. Police force to adopt body cameras to tackle domestic abuse
  32. Scottish Parliament expands definition of domestic abuse
  33. Hull Central policing team collected three car loads of gifts
  34. Grey’s Anatomy
  35. Campaigner Diahanne Rhiney has been given a British Citizen Award
  36. 38% rise of reported domestic abuse – North Devon
  37. Police provide temporary phones to people at risk
  38. Changes in evidence requirements for family private law disputes

Almost 6,300 domestic abuse victims in England were last year unable to obtain non-molestation orders because of legal aid limitations, the National Centre for Domestic Violence (NCDV) says.

 

Because applicants for non-molestation orders are means tested, they often have to pay towards the cost. Problems arise when they appear to have assets or savings of their own, but which are actually controlled by their abusers. Too many women are turned away from getting legal aid as a result.

 

The NCDV’s CEO, Mark Groves, told BBC Radio 5 live Investigates: “While many people think legal aid is free, it is not. You have to pay a means-tested contribution.

 

“Economic abuse victims who don’t control their money may not have this and those who have fled the family home may not have the right documentation.
“If you own a house, you have to put down a cash deposit equal to the equity in that house, which could be hundreds of thousands.”

 

The Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 removed most legal aid in the family courts except domestic violence cases. However, to secure free legal aid victims have to provide evidence of the abuse, as well as being subject to a means test on income and assets.

 

A Ministry of Justice spokesman said the government aims to make it easier to obtain legal support in such cases. “This includes widening the evidence that can be submitted, ensuring most victims only have to provide evidence once during their case and scrapping the overall time limit for submitting evidence” he said. “The Legal Aid Agency also considers all evidence of financial abuse, allowing victims to clearly demonstrate where this has occurred.”

 

During 2017 the NCDV handled 78,356 referrals from police and domestic violence groups in England but 6,295 of the victims did not proceed because they were ordered to contribute to the legal costs.

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