1. Police chiefs urge DA victims to seek help during lockdown
  2. Government boosts funding for DA support in England and Wales
  3. Scotland’s MPs seek views on emergency barring orders
  4. SmartWater protects DA victims in South Yorkshire
  5. Horley reflects on 40 years of changed attitudes
  6. Survey reveals extent of economic abuse
  7. DA-related calls to NSPCC helpline up almost half
  8. Government provides more DA support
  9. Court backlog ‘puts extra pressure on DA victims’
  10. Two honoured for domestic abuse work
  11. Camilla highlights help available for DA victims
  12. Hestia launches DA advice service for businesses
  13. Police force in push for reporting of suspected DA
  14. Domestic abuse cases at record levels in Scotland and NI
  15. Domestic abusers exempted from eviction protection
  16. More companies help employees suffering DA
  17. Horley steps down from Refuge
  18. Boxing champ fined for ‘DA’ social media post
  19. Overhaul planned for family courts to protect DA survivors
  20. Domestic Abuse Bill moves to Lords
  21. Police force to recruit vulnerability coordinators to tackle DV
  22. Clare’s Law initiator Michael Brown dies
  23. Lockdown easing brings surge in demand for Refuge’s help
  24. International: Chinese city launches version of Clare’s Law
  25. North Wales moves to online DVPOs applications
  26. DA calls to NSPCC at record levels
  27. ‘Rough sex’ defence to be outlawed in DA Bill
  28. Scores of DA groups to receive government funding
  29. NCDV launch ‘Abusers Always Work From Home” campaign
  30. Government cash to help DA victims
  31. Cash help for child victims of DA from government
  32. Lockdown will have ‘devastating consequences for generation’ unless DA tackled
  33. Shops become haven from domestic abuse
  34. Police force works on better recognition of child-to-parent DA
  35. DA commissioner calls for post-lockdown preparations
  36. Increased use of domestic abuse helpline
  37. Police force introduces online reporting for domestic abuse
  38. Government boosts support to DA charities during coronavirus crisis
  39. DA victims ‘can escape during lockdown’
  40. CORONAVIRUS: NCDV Urges Courts to Bring Forward Online Court Order Plans Immediately
  41. DA worries surface amid Coronavirus crisis
  42. Improved Domestic Abuse Bill introduced
  43. Camilla calls for greater discussion of taboo subject
  44. BBFC amends warning for DA in films and TV
  45. CWJ submits super-complaint against police
  46. Call made for perpetrator strategy
  47. Majority of women seeking refuge turned away, survey shows
  48. Government boosts support for refuges
  49. Marked rise in Northern Ireland’s DA cases in festive period
  50. NCDV offers to assist police with non-DA protection orders
  51. Refuge highlights extent of tech abuse
  52. Council to give paid leave to staff suffering DA
  53. Greater range professionals being trained to spot DA
  54. DA crime rises by quarter
  55. Record number of domestic violence remedy orders
  56. Special DA service launched in Cleveland
  57. UK’s first hub for women DV victims opens
  58. International: better protection on way for DV survivors in Ireland
  59. Read our CEO’s blogs
  60. Police face super-complaint over officers’ DA
  61. Groups urge priority for DA legislation
  62. British win in global policing awards for Operational Encompass
  63. Teesside action to tackle child-to-parent abuse
  64. International: UK takes lead on violence against women and girls
  65. DA Bill proceeds to next stage
  66. Scotland to strengthen protection for DA victims
  67. Call for NI rule change to help DA victims
  68. The smallest can be ‘biggest’ victims of DA – West Yorkshire police
  69. Domestic Abuse Commissioner appointed
  70. Johnson promises new DA bill
  71. Domestic violence killings at five-year high
  72. Unduly lenient sentence scheme extended to coercive control
  73. Thousands made homeless by domestic abuse
  74. NCDV in running for Law Society award
  75. Clare’s Law ‘father’ speaks in favour of law’s revision
  76. Judge gives sobbing abuser no sympathy
  77. Hundreds of DA crimes recorded under new Scottish law
  78. Round up of initiatives
  79. Call for action on DA in rural areas
  80. Jobcentres to increase support to victims
  81. DA bill introduced to Parliament
  82. DV orders at all-time high
  83. Campaign Wins Gold
  84. Children should be regarded as DA victims – parliamentary committee
  85. Changing school to be easier for children escaping DA
  86. OBEs for Encompass couple
  87. Government to spotlight family courts with DA in mind
  88. ‘DA survivors put at risk of homelessness’
  89. Theresa May vows to end ‘postcode lottery’ of DA
  90. Courts claim early success in video hearing tests
  91. Closure-threatened refuges in Northamptonshire saved, for now
  92. Volume of DA calls to police force revealed
  93. Dublin includes DA in extension of legal reach
  94. Press regulators back Level Up’s guidelines on reporting DV deaths
  95. Stalking should be treated like DA – university research
  96. Hundreds use ‘Clare’s Law’ in Northern Ireland
  97. Scotland toughens DA legislation
  98. One campaign expands, another makes headway
  99. DA paid leave gains traction
  100. Inspectorate: police response to DA improves, in general
  101. CWJ files super-complaint against police ‘failure’ to protect victims
  102. Government pledges support for male victims
  103. Government urged to redraft DA bill
  104. GMP ‘failed’ murder victim
  105. Scottish council pioneers DA leave in Europe
  106. Ghose steps down as Women’s Aid chief
  107. Government publishes Domestic Abuse Bill
  108. Coercive control is now offence in Ireland
  109. Wales launches coercive control campaign
  110. DA survivors to be offered more support at court
  111. Domestic abusers’ register required – London Assembly
  112. NSPCC urges government to recognise children as victims of DA
  113. Union urges companies to support pledge to stop DA
  114. Government seeks domestic abuse commissioner
  115. GPs may be stopped from charging for DA letters
  116. Cases in Northern Ireland at record levels
  117. Manager describes what refuge means to users
  118. Campaign launched to keep refuges open
  119. ‘Weakness in non-molestation order system puts thousands at risk’
  120. Commons committee propose changes to DA legislation
  121. DV activists feature in BBC’s 100 Women
  122. Scotland joins EU study into DA
  123. Make a Stand signatories top 250
  124. MPs lay out needs in DV bill
  125. DA victims ‘put at risk’ by privatised probation service
  126. Men account for quarter of all DA victims – ManKind
  127. Press watchdog plans DV-related reporting guidelines
  128. Southwark secures first accreditation
  129. DA victims turn to civil courts because of police failings – law firm
  130. Just 15 couples use UC split payments
  131. Early demand for scheme to help DA victims
  132. Petition launched in support of emergency refuge
  133. Smart devices: a new tool for DA
  134. Women’s refuges kept in welfare system
  135. DV victims increasingly denied right to stay in UK
  136. Defendants use system to get DV cases dropped
  137. Number of Cleveland men reporting DA revealed
  138. International: Reported DV cases drop after decriminalisation in Russia
  139. International: New Zealand gives DV victims paid leave
  140. World Cup sparks spike in domestic violence
  141. Ministry of Defence combats domestic abuse
  142. ‘Children face social justice challenge’
  143. Steady use made of Northern Ireland’s new ‘right to ask’
  144. Speedy backing to CIH campaign against domestic abuse
  145. Surge expected in domestic violence during World Cup
  146. Stressed children, a consequence of domestic abuse
  147. Probe reveals examples of children abusing adults
  148. Version of Clare’s Law to be introduced in Canada
  149. Behaviour on Love Island leads to gaslighting warning
  150. Universal credit criticised
  151. Camilla: Why domestic violence is a focus of my charity work
  152. App launched to provide domestic abuse support nationwide
  153. National recognition for Jane’s Place
  154. Spotify deletes two singers from playlists
  155. Legal costs stop thousands of domestic abuse victims securing protection
  156. ‘Clare’s Law’ applied to Northern Ireland
  157. Caledonian System extended
  158. Light shed on LGBT domestic abuse
  159. Domestic violence advisors in front line with police
  160. Force cheers up refuge children at Easter
  161. International: bans on gun ownership for US domestic abusers
  162. International: paid leave, court therapy, lack of awareness, costly social media error
  163. Quarter of churchgoers suffer domestic abuse – survey
  164. First refuge for male victims of domestic violence
  165. Public to have say on new legislation
  166. Leicestershire Police
  167. Why do I work for NCDV?
  168. Sentencing changes: domestic abuse offenders more likely to be jailed
  169. News in Brief
  170. Police force to adopt body cameras to tackle domestic abuse
  171. Scottish Parliament expands definition of domestic abuse
  172. Hull Central policing team collected three car loads of gifts
  173. Grey’s Anatomy
  174. Campaigner Diahanne Rhiney has been given a British Citizen Award
  175. 38% rise of reported domestic abuse – North Devon
  176. Police provide temporary phones to people at risk
  177. Changes in evidence requirements for family private law disputes
Friday, November 27, 2020
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  1. Police chiefs urge DA victims to seek help during lockdown
  2. Government boosts funding for DA support in England and Wales
  3. Scotland’s MPs seek views on emergency barring orders
  4. SmartWater protects DA victims in South Yorkshire
  5. Horley reflects on 40 years of changed attitudes
  6. Survey reveals extent of economic abuse
  7. DA-related calls to NSPCC helpline up almost half
  8. Government provides more DA support
  9. Court backlog ‘puts extra pressure on DA victims’
  10. Two honoured for domestic abuse work
  11. Camilla highlights help available for DA victims
  12. Hestia launches DA advice service for businesses
  13. Police force in push for reporting of suspected DA
  14. Domestic abuse cases at record levels in Scotland and NI
  15. Domestic abusers exempted from eviction protection
  16. More companies help employees suffering DA
  17. Horley steps down from Refuge
  18. Boxing champ fined for ‘DA’ social media post
  19. Overhaul planned for family courts to protect DA survivors
  20. Domestic Abuse Bill moves to Lords
  21. Police force to recruit vulnerability coordinators to tackle DV
  22. Clare’s Law initiator Michael Brown dies
  23. Lockdown easing brings surge in demand for Refuge’s help
  24. International: Chinese city launches version of Clare’s Law
  25. North Wales moves to online DVPOs applications
  26. DA calls to NSPCC at record levels
  27. ‘Rough sex’ defence to be outlawed in DA Bill
  28. Scores of DA groups to receive government funding
  29. NCDV launch ‘Abusers Always Work From Home” campaign
  30. Government cash to help DA victims
  31. Cash help for child victims of DA from government
  32. Lockdown will have ‘devastating consequences for generation’ unless DA tackled
  33. Shops become haven from domestic abuse
  34. Police force works on better recognition of child-to-parent DA
  35. DA commissioner calls for post-lockdown preparations
  36. Increased use of domestic abuse helpline
  37. Police force introduces online reporting for domestic abuse
  38. Government boosts support to DA charities during coronavirus crisis
  39. DA victims ‘can escape during lockdown’
  40. CORONAVIRUS: NCDV Urges Courts to Bring Forward Online Court Order Plans Immediately
  41. DA worries surface amid Coronavirus crisis
  42. Improved Domestic Abuse Bill introduced
  43. Camilla calls for greater discussion of taboo subject
  44. BBFC amends warning for DA in films and TV
  45. CWJ submits super-complaint against police
  46. Call made for perpetrator strategy
  47. Majority of women seeking refuge turned away, survey shows
  48. Government boosts support for refuges
  49. Marked rise in Northern Ireland’s DA cases in festive period
  50. NCDV offers to assist police with non-DA protection orders
  51. Refuge highlights extent of tech abuse
  52. Council to give paid leave to staff suffering DA
  53. Greater range professionals being trained to spot DA
  54. DA crime rises by quarter
  55. Record number of domestic violence remedy orders
  56. Special DA service launched in Cleveland
  57. UK’s first hub for women DV victims opens
  58. International: better protection on way for DV survivors in Ireland
  59. Read our CEO’s blogs
  60. Police face super-complaint over officers’ DA
  61. Groups urge priority for DA legislation
  62. British win in global policing awards for Operational Encompass
  63. Teesside action to tackle child-to-parent abuse
  64. International: UK takes lead on violence against women and girls
  65. DA Bill proceeds to next stage
  66. Scotland to strengthen protection for DA victims
  67. Call for NI rule change to help DA victims
  68. The smallest can be ‘biggest’ victims of DA – West Yorkshire police
  69. Domestic Abuse Commissioner appointed
  70. Johnson promises new DA bill
  71. Domestic violence killings at five-year high
  72. Unduly lenient sentence scheme extended to coercive control
  73. Thousands made homeless by domestic abuse
  74. NCDV in running for Law Society award
  75. Clare’s Law ‘father’ speaks in favour of law’s revision
  76. Judge gives sobbing abuser no sympathy
  77. Hundreds of DA crimes recorded under new Scottish law
  78. Round up of initiatives
  79. Call for action on DA in rural areas
  80. Jobcentres to increase support to victims
  81. DA bill introduced to Parliament
  82. DV orders at all-time high
  83. Campaign Wins Gold
  84. Children should be regarded as DA victims – parliamentary committee
  85. Changing school to be easier for children escaping DA
  86. OBEs for Encompass couple
  87. Government to spotlight family courts with DA in mind
  88. ‘DA survivors put at risk of homelessness’
  89. Theresa May vows to end ‘postcode lottery’ of DA
  90. Courts claim early success in video hearing tests
  91. Closure-threatened refuges in Northamptonshire saved, for now
  92. Volume of DA calls to police force revealed
  93. Dublin includes DA in extension of legal reach
  94. Press regulators back Level Up’s guidelines on reporting DV deaths
  95. Stalking should be treated like DA – university research
  96. Hundreds use ‘Clare’s Law’ in Northern Ireland
  97. Scotland toughens DA legislation
  98. One campaign expands, another makes headway
  99. DA paid leave gains traction
  100. Inspectorate: police response to DA improves, in general
  101. CWJ files super-complaint against police ‘failure’ to protect victims
  102. Government pledges support for male victims
  103. Government urged to redraft DA bill
  104. GMP ‘failed’ murder victim
  105. Scottish council pioneers DA leave in Europe
  106. Ghose steps down as Women’s Aid chief
  107. Government publishes Domestic Abuse Bill
  108. Coercive control is now offence in Ireland
  109. Wales launches coercive control campaign
  110. DA survivors to be offered more support at court
  111. Domestic abusers’ register required – London Assembly
  112. NSPCC urges government to recognise children as victims of DA
  113. Union urges companies to support pledge to stop DA
  114. Government seeks domestic abuse commissioner
  115. GPs may be stopped from charging for DA letters
  116. Cases in Northern Ireland at record levels
  117. Manager describes what refuge means to users
  118. Campaign launched to keep refuges open
  119. ‘Weakness in non-molestation order system puts thousands at risk’
  120. Commons committee propose changes to DA legislation
  121. DV activists feature in BBC’s 100 Women
  122. Scotland joins EU study into DA
  123. Make a Stand signatories top 250
  124. MPs lay out needs in DV bill
  125. DA victims ‘put at risk’ by privatised probation service
  126. Men account for quarter of all DA victims – ManKind
  127. Press watchdog plans DV-related reporting guidelines
  128. Southwark secures first accreditation
  129. DA victims turn to civil courts because of police failings – law firm
  130. Just 15 couples use UC split payments
  131. Early demand for scheme to help DA victims
  132. Petition launched in support of emergency refuge
  133. Smart devices: a new tool for DA
  134. Women’s refuges kept in welfare system
  135. DV victims increasingly denied right to stay in UK
  136. Defendants use system to get DV cases dropped
  137. Number of Cleveland men reporting DA revealed
  138. International: Reported DV cases drop after decriminalisation in Russia
  139. International: New Zealand gives DV victims paid leave
  140. World Cup sparks spike in domestic violence
  141. Ministry of Defence combats domestic abuse
  142. ‘Children face social justice challenge’
  143. Steady use made of Northern Ireland’s new ‘right to ask’
  144. Speedy backing to CIH campaign against domestic abuse
  145. Surge expected in domestic violence during World Cup
  146. Stressed children, a consequence of domestic abuse
  147. Probe reveals examples of children abusing adults
  148. Version of Clare’s Law to be introduced in Canada
  149. Behaviour on Love Island leads to gaslighting warning
  150. Universal credit criticised
  151. Camilla: Why domestic violence is a focus of my charity work
  152. App launched to provide domestic abuse support nationwide
  153. National recognition for Jane’s Place
  154. Spotify deletes two singers from playlists
  155. Legal costs stop thousands of domestic abuse victims securing protection
  156. ‘Clare’s Law’ applied to Northern Ireland
  157. Caledonian System extended
  158. Light shed on LGBT domestic abuse
  159. Domestic violence advisors in front line with police
  160. Force cheers up refuge children at Easter
  161. International: bans on gun ownership for US domestic abusers
  162. International: paid leave, court therapy, lack of awareness, costly social media error
  163. Quarter of churchgoers suffer domestic abuse – survey
  164. First refuge for male victims of domestic violence
  165. Public to have say on new legislation
  166. Leicestershire Police
  167. Why do I work for NCDV?
  168. Sentencing changes: domestic abuse offenders more likely to be jailed
  169. News in Brief
  170. Police force to adopt body cameras to tackle domestic abuse
  171. Scottish Parliament expands definition of domestic abuse
  172. Hull Central policing team collected three car loads of gifts
  173. Grey’s Anatomy
  174. Campaigner Diahanne Rhiney has been given a British Citizen Award
  175. 38% rise of reported domestic abuse – North Devon
  176. Police provide temporary phones to people at risk
  177. Changes in evidence requirements for family private law disputes
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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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