• Domestic Abuse Bill Consultation OPEN

    The consultation for the new Domestic Abuse Bill opened on 8th March 2018 and will be open until 31st May 2018.

    The consultation seeks to address domestic abuse at every stage through prevention through to rehabilitation. It seeks views across four main themes, with the central aim of prevention running through each:

    • Promote awareness – to put domestic abuse at the top of everyone’s agenda, and raise public and professionals’ awareness.
    • Protect and support – to enhance the safety of victims and the support that they receive.
    • Pursue and deter – to provide an effective response to perpetrators from initial agency  response through to conviction and management of offenders, including rehabilitation.
    • Improve Performance – to drive consistency and better performance in the response to domestic abuse across all local areas, agencies and sectors.

    Respond here.

    Responses to the consultation will inform the domestic abuse legislative and non-legislative package, including the specific measures outlined in the Queen’s speech in June 2017. Further questions on the consultation should be directed to: DomesticAbuseConsultation@justice.gsi.gov.uk

    Read the End Violence Against Women Coalition (EVAW) initial response to the consultation announcement.


    South West consultation event

    The Home Office and Ministry of Justice will be holding a Domestic Abuse Bill Consultation Event for the South West on 10am – 3pm Monday 26th March 2018 at Exeter Corn Exchange. 

    Places are limited to 120 attendees and will be allocated on a first come first served basis. To register your interest please reply before Wednesday 21st March. 

    To register your interest in the event email: domesticabuseconsultation2018@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk

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