Section: Domestic Abuse

Local Government Secretary confirms new support for survivors of domestic abuse

Posted 22.10.19
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Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick has confirmed that survivors of domestic abuse will be provided with essential, life-saving support in safe accommodation.

As outlined in the Queen's Speech, the government intends to amend the Domestic Abuse Bill to include for the first time a statutory duty on councils to provide support.

Many councils are already providing tailored support to those in need, but this move will bring an end to the postcode lottery of support for those fleeing abusive relationships.

The Domestic Abuse Bill had its second reading on Wednesday 2 October.

The Bill includes measures such as introducing a statutory definition of domestic abuse, Domestic Abuse Protection Orders and banning the cross-examination of victims by their perpetrators in family proceedings.


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