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