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MPs lay out needs in DV bill

[vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1489792662097{margin-bottom: 0px !important;}”][vc_column css=”.vc_custom_1489792637103{margin-bottom: 0px !important;}”][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1540992251855{margin-bottom: 0px !important;}”][/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Westminster’s All-Party Parliamentary Group on Domestic Violence and Abuse has spelt out what it sees as key requirements for the government’s planned legislation in the field.

 

The group’s recommendations, contained in a report entitled Creating a Truly Transformative Domestic Abuse Bill, are:

 

— Sustainable, long-term, secure funding for specialist domestic abuse services and refuges, including coverage for ethnic minority, lesbian/bi-sexual/transgender, disabled and immigrant women;

 

— Extension of priority need status for housing to all survivors of domestic abuse;

 

— Specialist support for children who have experienced domestic abuse; and

 

— A Violence Against Women And Girls Commissioner, with power to enforce national accountability for resourcing, quality and provision of services.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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