1. NCDV in running for Law Society award
  2. Clare’s Law ‘father’ speaks in favour of law’s revision
  3. Judge gives sobbing abuser no sympathy
  4. Hundreds of DA crimes recorded under new Scottish law
  5. Round up of initiatives
  6. Call for action on DA in rural areas
  7. Jobcentres to increase support to victims
  8. DA bill introduced to Parliament
  9. DV orders at all-time high
  10. Campaign Wins Gold
  11. Children should be regarded as DA victims – parliamentary committee
  12. Changing school to be easier for children escaping DA
  13. OBEs for Encompass couple
  14. Government to spotlight family courts with DA in mind
  15. ‘DA survivors put at risk of homelessness’
  16. Theresa May vows to end ‘postcode lottery’ of DA
  17. Courts claim early success in video hearing tests
  18. Closure-threatened refuges in Northamptonshire saved, for now
  19. Volume of DA calls to police force revealed
  20. Dublin includes DA in extension of legal reach
  21. Press regulators back Level Up’s guidelines on reporting DV deaths
  22. Stalking should be treated like DA – university research
  23. Hundreds use ‘Clare’s Law’ in Northern Ireland
  24. Scotland toughens DA legislation
  25. One campaign expands, another makes headway
  26. DA paid leave gains traction
  27. Inspectorate: police response to DA improves, in general
  28. CWJ files super-complaint against police ‘failure’ to protect victims
  29. Government pledges support for male victims
  30. Government urged to redraft DA bill
  31. GMP ‘failed’ murder victim
  32. Scottish council pioneers DA leave in Europe
  33. Ghose steps down as Women’s Aid chief
  34. Government publishes Domestic Abuse Bill
  35. Coercive control is now offence in Ireland
  36. Wales launches coercive control campaign
  37. DA survivors to be offered more support at court
  38. Domestic abusers’ register required – London Assembly
  39. NSPCC urges government to recognise children as victims of DA
  40. Union urges companies to support pledge to stop DA
  41. Government seeks domestic abuse commissioner
  42. GPs may be stopped from charging for DA letters
  43. Cases in Northern Ireland at record levels
  44. Manager describes what refuge means to users
  45. Campaign launched to keep refuges open
  46. ‘Weakness in non-molestation order system puts thousands at risk’
  47. Commons committee propose changes to DA legislation
  48. DV activists feature in BBC’s 100 Women
  49. Scotland joins EU study into DA
  50. Make a Stand signatories top 250
  51. MPs lay out needs in DV bill
  52. DA victims ‘put at risk’ by privatised probation service
  53. Men account for quarter of all DA victims – ManKind
  54. Press watchdog plans DV-related reporting guidelines
  55. Southwark secures first accreditation
  56. DA victims turn to civil courts because of police failings – law firm
  57. Just 15 couples use UC split payments
  58. Early demand for scheme to help DA victims
  59. Petition launched in support of emergency refuge
  60. Smart devices: a new tool for DA
  61. Women’s refuges kept in welfare system
  62. DV victims increasingly denied right to stay in UK
  63. Defendants use system to get DV cases dropped
  64. Number of Cleveland men reporting DA revealed
  65. International: Reported DV cases drop after decriminalisation in Russia
  66. International: New Zealand gives DV victims paid leave
  67. World Cup sparks spike in domestic violence
  68. Ministry of Defence combats domestic abuse
  69. ‘Children face social justice challenge’
  70. Steady use made of Northern Ireland’s new ‘right to ask’
  71. Speedy backing to CIH campaign against domestic abuse
  72. Surge expected in domestic violence during World Cup
  73. Stressed children, a consequence of domestic abuse
  74. Probe reveals examples of children abusing adults
  75. Version of Clare’s Law to be introduced in Canada
  76. Behaviour on Love Island leads to gaslighting warning
  77. Universal credit criticised
  78. Camilla: Why domestic violence is a focus of my charity work
  79. App launched to provide domestic abuse support nationwide
  80. National recognition for Jane’s Place
  81. Spotify deletes two singers from playlists
  82. Legal costs stop thousands of domestic abuse victims securing protection
  83. ‘Clare’s Law’ applied to Northern Ireland
  84. Caledonian System extended
  85. Light shed on LGBT domestic abuse
  86. Domestic violence advisors in front line with police
  87. Force cheers up refuge children at Easter
  88. International: bans on gun ownership for US domestic abusers
  89. International: paid leave, court therapy, lack of awareness, costly social media error
  90. Quarter of churchgoers suffer domestic abuse – survey
  91. First refuge for male victims of domestic violence
  92. Public to have say on new legislation
  93. Leicestershire Police
  94. Why do I work for NCDV?
  95. Sentencing changes: domestic abuse offenders more likely to be jailed
  96. News in Brief
  97. Police force to adopt body cameras to tackle domestic abuse
  98. Scottish Parliament expands definition of domestic abuse
  99. Hull Central policing team collected three car loads of gifts
  100. Grey’s Anatomy
  101. Campaigner Diahanne Rhiney has been given a British Citizen Award
  102. 38% rise of reported domestic abuse – North Devon
  103. Police provide temporary phones to people at risk
  104. Changes in evidence requirements for family private law disputes
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
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Welcome to NCDV Online Magazine

  1. NCDV in running for Law Society award
  2. Clare’s Law ‘father’ speaks in favour of law’s revision
  3. Judge gives sobbing abuser no sympathy
  4. Hundreds of DA crimes recorded under new Scottish law
  5. Round up of initiatives
  6. Call for action on DA in rural areas
  7. Jobcentres to increase support to victims
  8. DA bill introduced to Parliament
  9. DV orders at all-time high
  10. Campaign Wins Gold
  11. Children should be regarded as DA victims – parliamentary committee
  12. Changing school to be easier for children escaping DA
  13. OBEs for Encompass couple
  14. Government to spotlight family courts with DA in mind
  15. ‘DA survivors put at risk of homelessness’
  16. Theresa May vows to end ‘postcode lottery’ of DA
  17. Courts claim early success in video hearing tests
  18. Closure-threatened refuges in Northamptonshire saved, for now
  19. Volume of DA calls to police force revealed
  20. Dublin includes DA in extension of legal reach
  21. Press regulators back Level Up’s guidelines on reporting DV deaths
  22. Stalking should be treated like DA – university research
  23. Hundreds use ‘Clare’s Law’ in Northern Ireland
  24. Scotland toughens DA legislation
  25. One campaign expands, another makes headway
  26. DA paid leave gains traction
  27. Inspectorate: police response to DA improves, in general
  28. CWJ files super-complaint against police ‘failure’ to protect victims
  29. Government pledges support for male victims
  30. Government urged to redraft DA bill
  31. GMP ‘failed’ murder victim
  32. Scottish council pioneers DA leave in Europe
  33. Ghose steps down as Women’s Aid chief
  34. Government publishes Domestic Abuse Bill
  35. Coercive control is now offence in Ireland
  36. Wales launches coercive control campaign
  37. DA survivors to be offered more support at court
  38. Domestic abusers’ register required – London Assembly
  39. NSPCC urges government to recognise children as victims of DA
  40. Union urges companies to support pledge to stop DA
  41. Government seeks domestic abuse commissioner
  42. GPs may be stopped from charging for DA letters
  43. Cases in Northern Ireland at record levels
  44. Manager describes what refuge means to users
  45. Campaign launched to keep refuges open
  46. ‘Weakness in non-molestation order system puts thousands at risk’
  47. Commons committee propose changes to DA legislation
  48. DV activists feature in BBC’s 100 Women
  49. Scotland joins EU study into DA
  50. Make a Stand signatories top 250
  51. MPs lay out needs in DV bill
  52. DA victims ‘put at risk’ by privatised probation service
  53. Men account for quarter of all DA victims – ManKind
  54. Press watchdog plans DV-related reporting guidelines
  55. Southwark secures first accreditation
  56. DA victims turn to civil courts because of police failings – law firm
  57. Just 15 couples use UC split payments
  58. Early demand for scheme to help DA victims
  59. Petition launched in support of emergency refuge
  60. Smart devices: a new tool for DA
  61. Women’s refuges kept in welfare system
  62. DV victims increasingly denied right to stay in UK
  63. Defendants use system to get DV cases dropped
  64. Number of Cleveland men reporting DA revealed
  65. International: Reported DV cases drop after decriminalisation in Russia
  66. International: New Zealand gives DV victims paid leave
  67. World Cup sparks spike in domestic violence
  68. Ministry of Defence combats domestic abuse
  69. ‘Children face social justice challenge’
  70. Steady use made of Northern Ireland’s new ‘right to ask’
  71. Speedy backing to CIH campaign against domestic abuse
  72. Surge expected in domestic violence during World Cup
  73. Stressed children, a consequence of domestic abuse
  74. Probe reveals examples of children abusing adults
  75. Version of Clare’s Law to be introduced in Canada
  76. Behaviour on Love Island leads to gaslighting warning
  77. Universal credit criticised
  78. Camilla: Why domestic violence is a focus of my charity work
  79. App launched to provide domestic abuse support nationwide
  80. National recognition for Jane’s Place
  81. Spotify deletes two singers from playlists
  82. Legal costs stop thousands of domestic abuse victims securing protection
  83. ‘Clare’s Law’ applied to Northern Ireland
  84. Caledonian System extended
  85. Light shed on LGBT domestic abuse
  86. Domestic violence advisors in front line with police
  87. Force cheers up refuge children at Easter
  88. International: bans on gun ownership for US domestic abusers
  89. International: paid leave, court therapy, lack of awareness, costly social media error
  90. Quarter of churchgoers suffer domestic abuse – survey
  91. First refuge for male victims of domestic violence
  92. Public to have say on new legislation
  93. Leicestershire Police
  94. Why do I work for NCDV?
  95. Sentencing changes: domestic abuse offenders more likely to be jailed
  96. News in Brief
  97. Police force to adopt body cameras to tackle domestic abuse
  98. Scottish Parliament expands definition of domestic abuse
  99. Hull Central policing team collected three car loads of gifts
  100. Grey’s Anatomy
  101. Campaigner Diahanne Rhiney has been given a British Citizen Award
  102. 38% rise of reported domestic abuse – North Devon
  103. Police provide temporary phones to people at risk
  104. Changes in evidence requirements for family private law disputes

MPs and campaigners are calling on the government to extend the Domestic Abuse Bill to cover Northern Ireland and migrant women.

 

The draft legislation, which proposes a statutory definition of domestic abuse, appointment of a Domestic Abuse Commissioner and placing the Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme (Clare’s Law) on a statutory footing among other measures, only covers England and Wales.

 

Labour MP Stella Creasy, who is taking the lead in urging the redrafting, was quoted by The Independent newspaper as saying: “This short-sighted decision [to exclude Northern Ireland and migrant women] must be reversed so that parliament can consider legislation that protects the rights of every woman everywhere in the UK and complies with the Istanbul Convention on human rights.”

 

Kate Allen, Amnesty UK director, said: “In its current form, the bill barely tinkers at the edges of what is necessary to ensure migrant women are treated fairly.”

 

Among other reactions to the bill, Simon Blackburn of the Local Government Association said: “With local government facing a £3.1bn funding gap in 2019/20, any legislative changes in this bill must be matched with adequate resources and funding …

 

“The ability of councils to fund services for victims is constrained by pressures on their budgets, with local authorities increasingly being forced to prioritise spending for those at immediate risk of harm, rather than on vital earlier support services and prevention schemes which help stop domestic abuse occurring in the first place.”

 

Sandra Horley, chief executive of victim support charity Refuge, said: “If [the bill’s] aim of ‘transforming the response to domestic abuse’ is to be achieved, more investment will be required.”

 

The Association of Police and Crime Commissioners (APCC) welcomed the proposed ban on an alleged abuser cross-examining a partner in family courts. “When that happens, the court is allowing the perpetrator to use its processes as a tool to tighten control over the victim, showing her that even the court thinks how he behaves to her is acceptable and she will not win her freedom,” said APCC victims lead, Dame Vera Baird.

 

Chairman of the lawyers’ Bar Council, Richard Atkins, said: “It is absolute common sense that victims of abuse should not be interrogated by those who have abused them.” He described the proposal as correcting what has been a gap in the law for too long.

 

The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) criticised the bill for not including under-16s in its statutory definition. “By failing to officially recognise children as victims in law, the government is missing a crucial chance to give young people an extra layer of protection,” said the charity’s head of policy Almudena Lara.

 

According to the bill’s text, those under 16 were left out of the statutory legislation to underline the legal distinction from child abuse, which is dealt with in separate legislation. “Children exposed to domestic abuse are victims of child abuse,” the bill states.

 

Hestia, which works with adults and children in crisis in London, echoed the NSPCC’s argument, saying it would like to see greater provision in the resulting legislation to support children living in a home where domestic abuse takes place.

Suzanne Jacob, chief executive of domestic abuse charity SafeLives, said: “This bill is an ambitious first step, made possible by survivors of domestic abuse speaking out about these issues … We owe it to them now to take this bill even further and end domestic abuse for everyone, for good.”

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