1. DA Bill proceeds to next stage
  2. Scotland to strengthen protection for DA victims
  3. Call for NI rule change to help DA victims
  4. The smallest can be ‘biggest’ victims of DA – West Yorkshire police
  5. Domestic Abuse Commissioner appointed
  6. Johnson promises new DA bill
  7. Domestic violence killings at five-year high
  8. Unduly lenient sentence scheme extended to coercive control
  9. Thousands made homeless by domestic abuse
  10. NCDV in running for Law Society award
  11. Clare’s Law ‘father’ speaks in favour of law’s revision
  12. Judge gives sobbing abuser no sympathy
  13. Hundreds of DA crimes recorded under new Scottish law
  14. Round up of initiatives
  15. Call for action on DA in rural areas
  16. Jobcentres to increase support to victims
  17. DA bill introduced to Parliament
  18. DV orders at all-time high
  19. Campaign Wins Gold
  20. Children should be regarded as DA victims – parliamentary committee
  21. Changing school to be easier for children escaping DA
  22. OBEs for Encompass couple
  23. Government to spotlight family courts with DA in mind
  24. ‘DA survivors put at risk of homelessness’
  25. Theresa May vows to end ‘postcode lottery’ of DA
  26. Courts claim early success in video hearing tests
  27. Closure-threatened refuges in Northamptonshire saved, for now
  28. Volume of DA calls to police force revealed
  29. Dublin includes DA in extension of legal reach
  30. Press regulators back Level Up’s guidelines on reporting DV deaths
  31. Stalking should be treated like DA – university research
  32. Hundreds use ‘Clare’s Law’ in Northern Ireland
  33. Scotland toughens DA legislation
  34. One campaign expands, another makes headway
  35. DA paid leave gains traction
  36. Inspectorate: police response to DA improves, in general
  37. CWJ files super-complaint against police ‘failure’ to protect victims
  38. Government pledges support for male victims
  39. Government urged to redraft DA bill
  40. GMP ‘failed’ murder victim
  41. Scottish council pioneers DA leave in Europe
  42. Ghose steps down as Women’s Aid chief
  43. Government publishes Domestic Abuse Bill
  44. Coercive control is now offence in Ireland
  45. Wales launches coercive control campaign
  46. DA survivors to be offered more support at court
  47. Domestic abusers’ register required – London Assembly
  48. NSPCC urges government to recognise children as victims of DA
  49. Union urges companies to support pledge to stop DA
  50. Government seeks domestic abuse commissioner
  51. GPs may be stopped from charging for DA letters
  52. Cases in Northern Ireland at record levels
  53. Manager describes what refuge means to users
  54. Campaign launched to keep refuges open
  55. ‘Weakness in non-molestation order system puts thousands at risk’
  56. Commons committee propose changes to DA legislation
  57. DV activists feature in BBC’s 100 Women
  58. Scotland joins EU study into DA
  59. Make a Stand signatories top 250
  60. MPs lay out needs in DV bill
  61. DA victims ‘put at risk’ by privatised probation service
  62. Men account for quarter of all DA victims – ManKind
  63. Press watchdog plans DV-related reporting guidelines
  64. Southwark secures first accreditation
  65. DA victims turn to civil courts because of police failings – law firm
  66. Just 15 couples use UC split payments
  67. Early demand for scheme to help DA victims
  68. Petition launched in support of emergency refuge
  69. Smart devices: a new tool for DA
  70. Women’s refuges kept in welfare system
  71. DV victims increasingly denied right to stay in UK
  72. Defendants use system to get DV cases dropped
  73. Number of Cleveland men reporting DA revealed
  74. International: Reported DV cases drop after decriminalisation in Russia
  75. International: New Zealand gives DV victims paid leave
  76. World Cup sparks spike in domestic violence
  77. Ministry of Defence combats domestic abuse
  78. ‘Children face social justice challenge’
  79. Steady use made of Northern Ireland’s new ‘right to ask’
  80. Speedy backing to CIH campaign against domestic abuse
  81. Surge expected in domestic violence during World Cup
  82. Stressed children, a consequence of domestic abuse
  83. Probe reveals examples of children abusing adults
  84. Version of Clare’s Law to be introduced in Canada
  85. Behaviour on Love Island leads to gaslighting warning
  86. Universal credit criticised
  87. Camilla: Why domestic violence is a focus of my charity work
  88. App launched to provide domestic abuse support nationwide
  89. National recognition for Jane’s Place
  90. Spotify deletes two singers from playlists
  91. Legal costs stop thousands of domestic abuse victims securing protection
  92. ‘Clare’s Law’ applied to Northern Ireland
  93. Caledonian System extended
  94. Light shed on LGBT domestic abuse
  95. Domestic violence advisors in front line with police
  96. Force cheers up refuge children at Easter
  97. International: bans on gun ownership for US domestic abusers
  98. International: paid leave, court therapy, lack of awareness, costly social media error
  99. Quarter of churchgoers suffer domestic abuse – survey
  100. First refuge for male victims of domestic violence
  101. Public to have say on new legislation
  102. Leicestershire Police
  103. Why do I work for NCDV?
  104. Sentencing changes: domestic abuse offenders more likely to be jailed
  105. News in Brief
  106. Police force to adopt body cameras to tackle domestic abuse
  107. Scottish Parliament expands definition of domestic abuse
  108. Hull Central policing team collected three car loads of gifts
  109. Grey’s Anatomy
  110. Campaigner Diahanne Rhiney has been given a British Citizen Award
  111. 38% rise of reported domestic abuse – North Devon
  112. Police provide temporary phones to people at risk
  113. Changes in evidence requirements for family private law disputes
Sunday, November 17, 2019
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  1. DA Bill proceeds to next stage
  2. Scotland to strengthen protection for DA victims
  3. Call for NI rule change to help DA victims
  4. The smallest can be ‘biggest’ victims of DA – West Yorkshire police
  5. Domestic Abuse Commissioner appointed
  6. Johnson promises new DA bill
  7. Domestic violence killings at five-year high
  8. Unduly lenient sentence scheme extended to coercive control
  9. Thousands made homeless by domestic abuse
  10. NCDV in running for Law Society award
  11. Clare’s Law ‘father’ speaks in favour of law’s revision
  12. Judge gives sobbing abuser no sympathy
  13. Hundreds of DA crimes recorded under new Scottish law
  14. Round up of initiatives
  15. Call for action on DA in rural areas
  16. Jobcentres to increase support to victims
  17. DA bill introduced to Parliament
  18. DV orders at all-time high
  19. Campaign Wins Gold
  20. Children should be regarded as DA victims – parliamentary committee
  21. Changing school to be easier for children escaping DA
  22. OBEs for Encompass couple
  23. Government to spotlight family courts with DA in mind
  24. ‘DA survivors put at risk of homelessness’
  25. Theresa May vows to end ‘postcode lottery’ of DA
  26. Courts claim early success in video hearing tests
  27. Closure-threatened refuges in Northamptonshire saved, for now
  28. Volume of DA calls to police force revealed
  29. Dublin includes DA in extension of legal reach
  30. Press regulators back Level Up’s guidelines on reporting DV deaths
  31. Stalking should be treated like DA – university research
  32. Hundreds use ‘Clare’s Law’ in Northern Ireland
  33. Scotland toughens DA legislation
  34. One campaign expands, another makes headway
  35. DA paid leave gains traction
  36. Inspectorate: police response to DA improves, in general
  37. CWJ files super-complaint against police ‘failure’ to protect victims
  38. Government pledges support for male victims
  39. Government urged to redraft DA bill
  40. GMP ‘failed’ murder victim
  41. Scottish council pioneers DA leave in Europe
  42. Ghose steps down as Women’s Aid chief
  43. Government publishes Domestic Abuse Bill
  44. Coercive control is now offence in Ireland
  45. Wales launches coercive control campaign
  46. DA survivors to be offered more support at court
  47. Domestic abusers’ register required – London Assembly
  48. NSPCC urges government to recognise children as victims of DA
  49. Union urges companies to support pledge to stop DA
  50. Government seeks domestic abuse commissioner
  51. GPs may be stopped from charging for DA letters
  52. Cases in Northern Ireland at record levels
  53. Manager describes what refuge means to users
  54. Campaign launched to keep refuges open
  55. ‘Weakness in non-molestation order system puts thousands at risk’
  56. Commons committee propose changes to DA legislation
  57. DV activists feature in BBC’s 100 Women
  58. Scotland joins EU study into DA
  59. Make a Stand signatories top 250
  60. MPs lay out needs in DV bill
  61. DA victims ‘put at risk’ by privatised probation service
  62. Men account for quarter of all DA victims – ManKind
  63. Press watchdog plans DV-related reporting guidelines
  64. Southwark secures first accreditation
  65. DA victims turn to civil courts because of police failings – law firm
  66. Just 15 couples use UC split payments
  67. Early demand for scheme to help DA victims
  68. Petition launched in support of emergency refuge
  69. Smart devices: a new tool for DA
  70. Women’s refuges kept in welfare system
  71. DV victims increasingly denied right to stay in UK
  72. Defendants use system to get DV cases dropped
  73. Number of Cleveland men reporting DA revealed
  74. International: Reported DV cases drop after decriminalisation in Russia
  75. International: New Zealand gives DV victims paid leave
  76. World Cup sparks spike in domestic violence
  77. Ministry of Defence combats domestic abuse
  78. ‘Children face social justice challenge’
  79. Steady use made of Northern Ireland’s new ‘right to ask’
  80. Speedy backing to CIH campaign against domestic abuse
  81. Surge expected in domestic violence during World Cup
  82. Stressed children, a consequence of domestic abuse
  83. Probe reveals examples of children abusing adults
  84. Version of Clare’s Law to be introduced in Canada
  85. Behaviour on Love Island leads to gaslighting warning
  86. Universal credit criticised
  87. Camilla: Why domestic violence is a focus of my charity work
  88. App launched to provide domestic abuse support nationwide
  89. National recognition for Jane’s Place
  90. Spotify deletes two singers from playlists
  91. Legal costs stop thousands of domestic abuse victims securing protection
  92. ‘Clare’s Law’ applied to Northern Ireland
  93. Caledonian System extended
  94. Light shed on LGBT domestic abuse
  95. Domestic violence advisors in front line with police
  96. Force cheers up refuge children at Easter
  97. International: bans on gun ownership for US domestic abusers
  98. International: paid leave, court therapy, lack of awareness, costly social media error
  99. Quarter of churchgoers suffer domestic abuse – survey
  100. First refuge for male victims of domestic violence
  101. Public to have say on new legislation
  102. Leicestershire Police
  103. Why do I work for NCDV?
  104. Sentencing changes: domestic abuse offenders more likely to be jailed
  105. News in Brief
  106. Police force to adopt body cameras to tackle domestic abuse
  107. Scottish Parliament expands definition of domestic abuse
  108. Hull Central policing team collected three car loads of gifts
  109. Grey’s Anatomy
  110. Campaigner Diahanne Rhiney has been given a British Citizen Award
  111. 38% rise of reported domestic abuse – North Devon
  112. Police provide temporary phones to people at risk
  113. 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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