Domestic Abuse Bill consultation announced

On International Women’s Day, the 8th March 2018, the Government opened a consultation on the new Domestic Violence and Abuse Bill, offering what Amber Rudd has called a ‘once in a generation opportunity to transform our entire approach’ to domestic abuse. In response, women’s organisations have urged for radical change, challenging the focus on criminal sanctions and sentencing, the continued cuts to service provision, and the importance of recognising the different forms of domestic and sexual abuse as well as their intersections.

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