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

ISSUE DATE: Wednesday, 18th March 2020

For further information please contact:

Mark Groves, NCDV, mark.groves@ncdv.org.uk 020 3328 3972

Gavin Ingham Brooke, Spada, gib@spada.co.uk 07973 284 833

As society continues to grapple with the effects of Covid 19, NCDV, the National Centre for Domestic Violence, is calling upon all Family and County Courts in England to bring forward their plans to issue electronic Court Orders immediately.

Together with various law firms, NCDV helps over 10,000 victims a year to secure vital Non Molestation Orders (NMOs), believed to be the single most effective countermeasure against domestic abuse and violence. Breaches of such Orders are a criminal offence punishable by up to five years in prison.

Mark Groves, NCDV’s chief executive, is asking the Courts to implement immediately long-held plans to issue Court Orders such as these online. Electronic Court Orders have already been the norm with the Manchester and Wolverhampton Courts for several years.

“It’s vital we use this Covid 19 crisis to bring forward planned reform of the rest of the Courts system,” he said. “This is an opportunity to not only save time and costs but help to reduce the person-to-person spread of the virus in Court.”

NMOs are particularly topical because police forces have gone on record to say they are likely to de-prioritize those events without risk to life.

“With coronavirus, domestic abuse victims are facing a perfect storm,” Groves continued. “The Government’s pandemic suppression policies are likely to mean that couples and families are more likely to find themselves cooped up together.

“Many of the usual education and social outlets such as schools, playgroups, pubs, cafes, cinemas, sporting fixtures and betting shops simply won’t be available to them.

“For relationships which are already blighted by abuse or violence the tensions are likely to become unbearable, placing already vulnerable domestic violence and abuse victims at huge risk.

“We need to be able to help these victims fast. But at the moment, the vast majority of Courts in England use an unwieldy and time-consuming procedure to issue protective injunctions.

“A solicitor must apply to the Court which grants a Court Order. The Order must be typed out and has to be given physically to an individual – called a process server – who attends the Court and then has the job of serving the Order on the perpetrator in person.

“All most Courts would have to do is to send the Order directly to the process server or the solicitor by email, most likely using the same scanner they use to print the Order out in the first place.

“Reducing the time to issue results in faster protection of the victim and, in this current crisis, reduces the person-to-person spread of Covid-19.

“We can and should use these extraordinary circumstances to bring about a long-overdue reform and, in all likelihood, save lives.”

About NCDV

NCDV is a 45-strong team based in Guildford, Surrey, which helps victims of domestic violence and abuse get fast, free advice on how to obtain effective legal protection from their abusers.

The organisation helps callers from all over England, irrespective of their financial circumstances, and aims to get effective legal protection in place for them in as little as 24 hours.

NCDV, whose purpose is to make domestic violence socially unacceptable within 30 years, was originally founded in 2002 as the London Centre for Domestic Violence by ex-barrister and erstwhile policeman, Dr Steve Connor OBE. It is now headed by chief executive, Mark Groves, an expert in management and technology systems who joined Connor’s team in 2008.

NCDV’s work has been recognised in thousands of accolades from individual police officers, charities and victims themselves as well as in many awards, including the Law Society’s coveted Excellence in Client Service Award in 2015, the only time such an award has not been won by a law firm.

Mark Groves CEO, National Centre for Domestic Violence

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