1. Coercive control should be prioritised in DA cases, says appeal court
  2. More legal protection for DA victims in Scotland
  3. Lockdowns bring sustained rise in use of Refuge’s helpline
  4. Positives emerge from pandemic, says SafeLives’ Jacob
  5. Amended Domestic Abuse Bill goes back to the Lords
  6. London’s DA offenders to be tagged
  7. Government pledges more cash to tackle DA
  8. Chief inspector recounts her time as DA victim
  9. Refuge names new CEO
  10. DA survivors ‘dropping charges as court delays lengthen’
  11. Government promises £184m to help DA victims during pandemic
  12. The figures behind more calls to helplines during pandemic
  13. Sharp rise in contacts to NSPCC about children living in violent homes
  14. Home Office to reform bail conditions to protect DV victims
  15. Non-fatal strangulation ‘to become criminal offence’
  16. Government drive to bolster workplace support for DA victims
  17. Pharmacies to be place of help for DA victims
  18. Women’s Aid new CEO named
  19. Northern Ireland’s DA Bill delayed due to cost fears
  20. Legal aid extended to DA victims with ‘trapped capital’
  21. Two police forces employ technology to help DV victims
  22. DA helpline took centre stage on Google
  23. International: DA victim given ex-partner’s job
  24. Police chiefs urge DA victims to seek help during lockdown
  25. Government boosts funding for DA support in England and Wales
  26. Scotland’s MPs seek views on emergency barring orders
  27. SmartWater protects DA victims in South Yorkshire
  28. Horley reflects on 40 years of changed attitudes
  29. Survey reveals extent of economic abuse
  30. DA-related calls to NSPCC helpline up almost half
  31. Government provides more DA support
  32. Court backlog ‘puts extra pressure on DA victims’
  33. Two honoured for domestic abuse work
  34. Camilla highlights help available for DA victims
  35. Hestia launches DA advice service for businesses
  36. Police force in push for reporting of suspected DA
  37. Domestic abuse cases at record levels in Scotland and NI
  38. Domestic abusers exempted from eviction protection
  39. More companies help employees suffering DA
  40. Horley steps down from Refuge
  41. Boxing champ fined for ‘DA’ social media post
  42. Overhaul planned for family courts to protect DA survivors
  43. Domestic Abuse Bill moves to Lords
  44. Police force to recruit vulnerability coordinators to tackle DV
  45. Clare’s Law initiator Michael Brown dies
  46. Lockdown easing brings surge in demand for Refuge’s help
  47. International: Chinese city launches version of Clare’s Law
  48. North Wales moves to online DVPOs applications
  49. DA calls to NSPCC at record levels
  50. ‘Rough sex’ defence to be outlawed in DA Bill
  51. Scores of DA groups to receive government funding
  52. NCDV launch ‘Abusers Always Work From Home” campaign
  53. Government cash to help DA victims
  54. Cash help for child victims of DA from government
  55. Lockdown will have ‘devastating consequences for generation’ unless DA tackled
  56. Shops become haven from domestic abuse
  57. Police force works on better recognition of child-to-parent DA
  58. DA commissioner calls for post-lockdown preparations
  59. Increased use of domestic abuse helpline
  60. Police force introduces online reporting for domestic abuse
  61. Government boosts support to DA charities during coronavirus crisis
  62. DA victims ‘can escape during lockdown’
  63. CORONAVIRUS: NCDV Urges Courts to Bring Forward Online Court Order Plans Immediately
  64. DA worries surface amid Coronavirus crisis
  65. Improved Domestic Abuse Bill introduced
  66. Camilla calls for greater discussion of taboo subject
  67. BBFC amends warning for DA in films and TV
  68. CWJ submits super-complaint against police
  69. Call made for perpetrator strategy
  70. Majority of women seeking refuge turned away, survey shows
  71. Government boosts support for refuges
  72. Marked rise in Northern Ireland’s DA cases in festive period
  73. NCDV offers to assist police with non-DA protection orders
  74. Refuge highlights extent of tech abuse
  75. Council to give paid leave to staff suffering DA
  76. Greater range professionals being trained to spot DA
  77. DA crime rises by quarter
  78. Record number of domestic violence remedy orders
  79. Special DA service launched in Cleveland
  80. UK’s first hub for women DV victims opens
  81. International: better protection on way for DV survivors in Ireland
  82. Read our CEO’s blogs
  83. Police face super-complaint over officers’ DA
  84. Groups urge priority for DA legislation
  85. British win in global policing awards for Operational Encompass
  86. Teesside action to tackle child-to-parent abuse
  87. International: UK takes lead on violence against women and girls
  88. DA Bill proceeds to next stage
  89. Scotland to strengthen protection for DA victims
  90. Call for NI rule change to help DA victims
  91. The smallest can be ‘biggest’ victims of DA – West Yorkshire police
  92. Domestic Abuse Commissioner appointed
  93. Johnson promises new DA bill
  94. Domestic violence killings at five-year high
  95. Unduly lenient sentence scheme extended to coercive control
  96. Thousands made homeless by domestic abuse
  97. NCDV in running for Law Society award
  98. Clare’s Law ‘father’ speaks in favour of law’s revision
  99. Judge gives sobbing abuser no sympathy
  100. Hundreds of DA crimes recorded under new Scottish law
  101. Round up of initiatives
  102. Call for action on DA in rural areas
  103. Jobcentres to increase support to victims
  104. DA bill introduced to Parliament
  105. DV orders at all-time high
  106. Campaign Wins Gold
  107. Children should be regarded as DA victims – parliamentary committee
  108. Changing school to be easier for children escaping DA
  109. OBEs for Encompass couple
  110. Government to spotlight family courts with DA in mind
  111. ‘DA survivors put at risk of homelessness’
  112. Theresa May vows to end ‘postcode lottery’ of DA
  113. Courts claim early success in video hearing tests
  114. Closure-threatened refuges in Northamptonshire saved, for now
  115. Volume of DA calls to police force revealed
  116. Dublin includes DA in extension of legal reach
  117. Press regulators back Level Up’s guidelines on reporting DV deaths
  118. Stalking should be treated like DA – university research
  119. Hundreds use ‘Clare’s Law’ in Northern Ireland
  120. Scotland toughens DA legislation
  121. One campaign expands, another makes headway
  122. DA paid leave gains traction
  123. Inspectorate: police response to DA improves, in general
  124. CWJ files super-complaint against police ‘failure’ to protect victims
  125. Government pledges support for male victims
  126. Government urged to redraft DA bill
  127. GMP ‘failed’ murder victim
  128. Scottish council pioneers DA leave in Europe
  129. Ghose steps down as Women’s Aid chief
  130. Government publishes Domestic Abuse Bill
  131. Coercive control is now offence in Ireland
  132. Wales launches coercive control campaign
  133. DA survivors to be offered more support at court
  134. Domestic abusers’ register required – London Assembly
  135. NSPCC urges government to recognise children as victims of DA
  136. Union urges companies to support pledge to stop DA
  137. Government seeks domestic abuse commissioner
  138. GPs may be stopped from charging for DA letters
  139. Cases in Northern Ireland at record levels
  140. Manager describes what refuge means to users
  141. Campaign launched to keep refuges open
  142. ‘Weakness in non-molestation order system puts thousands at risk’
  143. Commons committee propose changes to DA legislation
  144. DV activists feature in BBC’s 100 Women
  145. Scotland joins EU study into DA
  146. Make a Stand signatories top 250
  147. MPs lay out needs in DV bill
  148. DA victims ‘put at risk’ by privatised probation service
  149. Men account for quarter of all DA victims – ManKind
  150. Press watchdog plans DV-related reporting guidelines
  151. Southwark secures first accreditation
  152. DA victims turn to civil courts because of police failings – law firm
  153. Just 15 couples use UC split payments
  154. Early demand for scheme to help DA victims
  155. Petition launched in support of emergency refuge
  156. Smart devices: a new tool for DA
  157. Women’s refuges kept in welfare system
  158. DV victims increasingly denied right to stay in UK
  159. Defendants use system to get DV cases dropped
  160. Number of Cleveland men reporting DA revealed
  161. International: Reported DV cases drop after decriminalisation in Russia
  162. International: New Zealand gives DV victims paid leave
  163. World Cup sparks spike in domestic violence
  164. Ministry of Defence combats domestic abuse
  165. ‘Children face social justice challenge’
  166. Steady use made of Northern Ireland’s new ‘right to ask’
  167. Speedy backing to CIH campaign against domestic abuse
  168. Surge expected in domestic violence during World Cup
  169. Stressed children, a consequence of domestic abuse
  170. Probe reveals examples of children abusing adults
  171. Version of Clare’s Law to be introduced in Canada
  172. Behaviour on Love Island leads to gaslighting warning
  173. Universal credit criticised
  174. Camilla: Why domestic violence is a focus of my charity work
  175. App launched to provide domestic abuse support nationwide
  176. National recognition for Jane’s Place
  177. Spotify deletes two singers from playlists
  178. Legal costs stop thousands of domestic abuse victims securing protection
  179. ‘Clare’s Law’ applied to Northern Ireland
  180. Caledonian System extended
  181. Light shed on LGBT domestic abuse
  182. Domestic violence advisors in front line with police
  183. Force cheers up refuge children at Easter
  184. International: bans on gun ownership for US domestic abusers
  185. International: paid leave, court therapy, lack of awareness, costly social media error
  186. Quarter of churchgoers suffer domestic abuse – survey
  187. First refuge for male victims of domestic violence
  188. Public to have say on new legislation
  189. Leicestershire Police
  190. Why do I work for NCDV?
  191. Sentencing changes: domestic abuse offenders more likely to be jailed
  192. News in Brief
  193. Police force to adopt body cameras to tackle domestic abuse
  194. Scottish Parliament expands definition of domestic abuse
  195. Hull Central policing team collected three car loads of gifts
  196. Grey’s Anatomy
  197. Campaigner Diahanne Rhiney has been given a British Citizen Award
  198. 38% rise of reported domestic abuse – North Devon
  199. Police provide temporary phones to people at risk
  200. Changes in evidence requirements for family private law disputes
Saturday, May 15, 2021
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  1. Coercive control should be prioritised in DA cases, says appeal court
  2. More legal protection for DA victims in Scotland
  3. Lockdowns bring sustained rise in use of Refuge’s helpline
  4. Positives emerge from pandemic, says SafeLives’ Jacob
  5. Amended Domestic Abuse Bill goes back to the Lords
  6. London’s DA offenders to be tagged
  7. Government pledges more cash to tackle DA
  8. Chief inspector recounts her time as DA victim
  9. Refuge names new CEO
  10. DA survivors ‘dropping charges as court delays lengthen’
  11. Government promises £184m to help DA victims during pandemic
  12. The figures behind more calls to helplines during pandemic
  13. Sharp rise in contacts to NSPCC about children living in violent homes
  14. Home Office to reform bail conditions to protect DV victims
  15. Non-fatal strangulation ‘to become criminal offence’
  16. Government drive to bolster workplace support for DA victims
  17. Pharmacies to be place of help for DA victims
  18. Women’s Aid new CEO named
  19. Northern Ireland’s DA Bill delayed due to cost fears
  20. Legal aid extended to DA victims with ‘trapped capital’
  21. Two police forces employ technology to help DV victims
  22. DA helpline took centre stage on Google
  23. International: DA victim given ex-partner’s job
  24. Police chiefs urge DA victims to seek help during lockdown
  25. Government boosts funding for DA support in England and Wales
  26. Scotland’s MPs seek views on emergency barring orders
  27. SmartWater protects DA victims in South Yorkshire
  28. Horley reflects on 40 years of changed attitudes
  29. Survey reveals extent of economic abuse
  30. DA-related calls to NSPCC helpline up almost half
  31. Government provides more DA support
  32. Court backlog ‘puts extra pressure on DA victims’
  33. Two honoured for domestic abuse work
  34. Camilla highlights help available for DA victims
  35. Hestia launches DA advice service for businesses
  36. Police force in push for reporting of suspected DA
  37. Domestic abuse cases at record levels in Scotland and NI
  38. Domestic abusers exempted from eviction protection
  39. More companies help employees suffering DA
  40. Horley steps down from Refuge
  41. Boxing champ fined for ‘DA’ social media post
  42. Overhaul planned for family courts to protect DA survivors
  43. Domestic Abuse Bill moves to Lords
  44. Police force to recruit vulnerability coordinators to tackle DV
  45. Clare’s Law initiator Michael Brown dies
  46. Lockdown easing brings surge in demand for Refuge’s help
  47. International: Chinese city launches version of Clare’s Law
  48. North Wales moves to online DVPOs applications
  49. DA calls to NSPCC at record levels
  50. ‘Rough sex’ defence to be outlawed in DA Bill
  51. Scores of DA groups to receive government funding
  52. NCDV launch ‘Abusers Always Work From Home” campaign
  53. Government cash to help DA victims
  54. Cash help for child victims of DA from government
  55. Lockdown will have ‘devastating consequences for generation’ unless DA tackled
  56. Shops become haven from domestic abuse
  57. Police force works on better recognition of child-to-parent DA
  58. DA commissioner calls for post-lockdown preparations
  59. Increased use of domestic abuse helpline
  60. Police force introduces online reporting for domestic abuse
  61. Government boosts support to DA charities during coronavirus crisis
  62. DA victims ‘can escape during lockdown’
  63. CORONAVIRUS: NCDV Urges Courts to Bring Forward Online Court Order Plans Immediately
  64. DA worries surface amid Coronavirus crisis
  65. Improved Domestic Abuse Bill introduced
  66. Camilla calls for greater discussion of taboo subject
  67. BBFC amends warning for DA in films and TV
  68. CWJ submits super-complaint against police
  69. Call made for perpetrator strategy
  70. Majority of women seeking refuge turned away, survey shows
  71. Government boosts support for refuges
  72. Marked rise in Northern Ireland’s DA cases in festive period
  73. NCDV offers to assist police with non-DA protection orders
  74. Refuge highlights extent of tech abuse
  75. Council to give paid leave to staff suffering DA
  76. Greater range professionals being trained to spot DA
  77. DA crime rises by quarter
  78. Record number of domestic violence remedy orders
  79. Special DA service launched in Cleveland
  80. UK’s first hub for women DV victims opens
  81. International: better protection on way for DV survivors in Ireland
  82. Read our CEO’s blogs
  83. Police face super-complaint over officers’ DA
  84. Groups urge priority for DA legislation
  85. British win in global policing awards for Operational Encompass
  86. Teesside action to tackle child-to-parent abuse
  87. International: UK takes lead on violence against women and girls
  88. DA Bill proceeds to next stage
  89. Scotland to strengthen protection for DA victims
  90. Call for NI rule change to help DA victims
  91. The smallest can be ‘biggest’ victims of DA – West Yorkshire police
  92. Domestic Abuse Commissioner appointed
  93. Johnson promises new DA bill
  94. Domestic violence killings at five-year high
  95. Unduly lenient sentence scheme extended to coercive control
  96. Thousands made homeless by domestic abuse
  97. NCDV in running for Law Society award
  98. Clare’s Law ‘father’ speaks in favour of law’s revision
  99. Judge gives sobbing abuser no sympathy
  100. Hundreds of DA crimes recorded under new Scottish law
  101. Round up of initiatives
  102. Call for action on DA in rural areas
  103. Jobcentres to increase support to victims
  104. DA bill introduced to Parliament
  105. DV orders at all-time high
  106. Campaign Wins Gold
  107. Children should be regarded as DA victims – parliamentary committee
  108. Changing school to be easier for children escaping DA
  109. OBEs for Encompass couple
  110. Government to spotlight family courts with DA in mind
  111. ‘DA survivors put at risk of homelessness’
  112. Theresa May vows to end ‘postcode lottery’ of DA
  113. Courts claim early success in video hearing tests
  114. Closure-threatened refuges in Northamptonshire saved, for now
  115. Volume of DA calls to police force revealed
  116. Dublin includes DA in extension of legal reach
  117. Press regulators back Level Up’s guidelines on reporting DV deaths
  118. Stalking should be treated like DA – university research
  119. Hundreds use ‘Clare’s Law’ in Northern Ireland
  120. Scotland toughens DA legislation
  121. One campaign expands, another makes headway
  122. DA paid leave gains traction
  123. Inspectorate: police response to DA improves, in general
  124. CWJ files super-complaint against police ‘failure’ to protect victims
  125. Government pledges support for male victims
  126. Government urged to redraft DA bill
  127. GMP ‘failed’ murder victim
  128. Scottish council pioneers DA leave in Europe
  129. Ghose steps down as Women’s Aid chief
  130. Government publishes Domestic Abuse Bill
  131. Coercive control is now offence in Ireland
  132. Wales launches coercive control campaign
  133. DA survivors to be offered more support at court
  134. Domestic abusers’ register required – London Assembly
  135. NSPCC urges government to recognise children as victims of DA
  136. Union urges companies to support pledge to stop DA
  137. Government seeks domestic abuse commissioner
  138. GPs may be stopped from charging for DA letters
  139. Cases in Northern Ireland at record levels
  140. Manager describes what refuge means to users
  141. Campaign launched to keep refuges open
  142. ‘Weakness in non-molestation order system puts thousands at risk’
  143. Commons committee propose changes to DA legislation
  144. DV activists feature in BBC’s 100 Women
  145. Scotland joins EU study into DA
  146. Make a Stand signatories top 250
  147. MPs lay out needs in DV bill
  148. DA victims ‘put at risk’ by privatised probation service
  149. Men account for quarter of all DA victims – ManKind
  150. Press watchdog plans DV-related reporting guidelines
  151. Southwark secures first accreditation
  152. DA victims turn to civil courts because of police failings – law firm
  153. Just 15 couples use UC split payments
  154. Early demand for scheme to help DA victims
  155. Petition launched in support of emergency refuge
  156. Smart devices: a new tool for DA
  157. Women’s refuges kept in welfare system
  158. DV victims increasingly denied right to stay in UK
  159. Defendants use system to get DV cases dropped
  160. Number of Cleveland men reporting DA revealed
  161. International: Reported DV cases drop after decriminalisation in Russia
  162. International: New Zealand gives DV victims paid leave
  163. World Cup sparks spike in domestic violence
  164. Ministry of Defence combats domestic abuse
  165. ‘Children face social justice challenge’
  166. Steady use made of Northern Ireland’s new ‘right to ask’
  167. Speedy backing to CIH campaign against domestic abuse
  168. Surge expected in domestic violence during World Cup
  169. Stressed children, a consequence of domestic abuse
  170. Probe reveals examples of children abusing adults
  171. Version of Clare’s Law to be introduced in Canada
  172. Behaviour on Love Island leads to gaslighting warning
  173. Universal credit criticised
  174. Camilla: Why domestic violence is a focus of my charity work
  175. App launched to provide domestic abuse support nationwide
  176. National recognition for Jane’s Place
  177. Spotify deletes two singers from playlists
  178. Legal costs stop thousands of domestic abuse victims securing protection
  179. ‘Clare’s Law’ applied to Northern Ireland
  180. Caledonian System extended
  181. Light shed on LGBT domestic abuse
  182. Domestic violence advisors in front line with police
  183. Force cheers up refuge children at Easter
  184. International: bans on gun ownership for US domestic abusers
  185. International: paid leave, court therapy, lack of awareness, costly social media error
  186. Quarter of churchgoers suffer domestic abuse – survey
  187. First refuge for male victims of domestic violence
  188. Public to have say on new legislation
  189. Leicestershire Police
  190. Why do I work for NCDV?
  191. Sentencing changes: domestic abuse offenders more likely to be jailed
  192. News in Brief
  193. Police force to adopt body cameras to tackle domestic abuse
  194. Scottish Parliament expands definition of domestic abuse
  195. Hull Central policing team collected three car loads of gifts
  196. Grey’s Anatomy
  197. Campaigner Diahanne Rhiney has been given a British Citizen Award
  198. 38% rise of reported domestic abuse – North Devon
  199. Police provide temporary phones to people at risk
  200. Changes in evidence requirements for family private law disputes
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For me working for NCDV is a vocation rather than a job. I feel privileged to work for NCDV, an organisation that provides a free service to obtain emergency civil injunctions for domestic abuse survivors. Particularly for me, I am delighted when we obtain injunctions for survivors who mirrored my position, namely I was not entitled to Legal Aid and I could not afford a solicitor.

 

I was a police officer for 30 years, during this time I was in a long term relationship, the last 11 years as a domestic violence victim when I suffered all strands of the abuse that this crime has to offer.

 

I never imagined that the man I fell in love with and married would become my abuser and also that as a result of his actions; I would provide evidence that would send him to prison. All too often we forget that domestic abuse knows no boundaries, it saddens me when I hear “It would never happen to me “ or “Why doesn’t she leave?“

 

Due to the abuse I gradually became isolated from my family and friends. I was embarrassed for putting up with the abuse and increasingly I could not see a way out. As a professional I faced additional barriers. I was fearful should there be counter allegations I might be arrested, as on occasions my husband received injuries when I was acting in self defence. Work became my crutch and I stayed longer and longer at work, being fearful of what to expect when I return home. I started to police my own case, thinking what will the likely outcome be? I thought report something when there are witnesses, sadly when assaults occurred in public, no one intervened. Due to the financial abuse my money was no longer my own, my husband took money for alcohol, gambling and cigarettes , I could not afford petrol for my car and I bought my clothes from charity shops. I could not afford the fees for a refuge, but likewise I did not want to leave my home or pets. I became aware of NCDV; I knew NCDV would have been my lifeline in assisting me obtain Non Molestation and Occupation Orders, although unfortunately at that time they did not cover the area I lived. I was disempowered to go to court myself as a litigant in person.

 

When I first reported an assault to the police, although my husband pleaded guilty I was let down by the courts, as he was not working and not in receipt of benefits due to my salary, I found myself paying his court costs. Without there being other options, he returned to live with me, pleading how sorry he was and that the abuse would not continue. The abuse continued and I then started to keep a diary, where possible trying to cohoborate incidents. I again reported offences; the diary assisted in bringing the criminal charges that would imprison my husband and result in an indefinite restraining order.

 

We divorced when my husband was in prison and yes it cost me a lot financially, but I am now happy and if I am out it is because I am enjoying life, not deliberately staying out being fearful of returning home. My diary now includes something positive each day, it could be the pleasure of walking on a beach, or positive thoughts for the victims who NCDV have assisted that day. Although it has taken me a long time I am a survivor. I implore victims to seek help, not to wait as long as I did.

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