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