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