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Lack of data ‘hinders support for male IPV victims’

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Scarce and inconsistent information on intimate partner violence (IPV) against men and boys in Northern Ireland is holding back projects to help them, a conference focusing on male victims was told. With limited data available, the impact of IPV on them lacks detailed understanding, according to researchers at Queen’s University Belfast who reviewed 67 global […]

CPS now classes children as domestic abuse victims

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) in England and Wales will automatically treat children affected by domestic abuse as victims regardless of whether they were present during abusive incidents. The change follows section 3 of the Domestic Abuse Act 2021 coming into force last January and updated legal guidance by the CPS, following public consultation. The […]

Government promises £184m to help DA victims during pandemic

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The Westminster government is giving an extra £184m to enable councils to house domestic abuse victims and to boost support organisations’ work in the field. The lion’s share of the funds, £125m, will go to local authorities in England and Wales to ensure survivors and their children have safe accommodation after fleeing abuse. Councils are […]

Government provides more DA support

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The Westminster government has allocated £6m for councils to help them meet their pending legal duty of providing safe accommodation to domestic abuse victims and their children in England. The obligation is among provisions in the Domestic Abuse Bill currently before Parliament. If passed, the new duty on local authorities will take effect in April. The extra […]