The latest news, analysis and comment on the Domestic Abuse Bill
Boris Johnson has called for a major overhaul of the criminal justice system, as he blasted the "outrageous" mismatch between the support given to victims and perpetrators.
Ministers will reintroduce a bill aimed at tackling the “horrific crime” of domestic abuse next month, Boris Johnson has confirmed.
For three years victims, campaigners and parliamentarians have worked to create a Domestic Abuse Bill that will save lives. But the legislative vehicle has once again failed some of the country’s most vulnerable people, writes Jess Phillips
Theresa May has promised to tackle the "vile crimes" of domestic abuse in one of her final acts as Prime Minister.
Theresa May is said to be planning on using her final days in office to make sure new domestic abuse legislation is passed.
A study out today by the Royal College of Psychiatrists and the University of Birmingham has found that women experiencing domestic abuse are three times more likely to develop a mental health problem. The study shows that the likelihood is much higher than previously understood and is the first of its kind, looking at women’s experiences over time from the point at which they have an experience of abuse.
Refuges are just one part of the rebuilding process for people who have experienced domestic abuse. Safe homes for the longer-term must also form part of the picture, writes Neil Coyle
Liberal Democrat Justice Spokesperson Wera Hobhouse MP is calling on the Government to stop letting down domestic abuse survivors and to bring back the Domestic Abuse Bill, so it can be promptly passed into law.
Theresa May has ordered councils to do more to protect domestic abuse victims and their children as she vowed to end the "postcode lottery" in support services.
Too many women are being forced to stay in, or return to, abusive homes. The Home Secretary must extend eligibility for the Destitution Domestic Violence Concession and protect migrant women, writes Kirsty Blackman
Dods Monitoring's Roisin Buckley says although a Domestic Abuse Bill is still not a guarantee, Ministers are hard pressed to honour the 2017 Conservative manifesto commitment to legislate on domestic violence.
The Domestic Abuse Bill is a bold piece of legislation, but it needs less ‘we will review’ and more ‘we will do’ if it’s to make a real difference, writes Jess Phillips
The Domestic Abuse Bill marks the start of the debate about how we as a nation recognise, call out and combat this crime. Let’s grasp this opportunity and get it right, says Victoria Atkins
Chair of the Bar Council Richard Atkins QC has commented on draft legislation that will prevent alleged abusers from cross examining their victims in the family court.
Domestic abusers are set to face tough new punishments as part of landmark legislation due to be set out by ministers later today.
Universal Credit payments should be split between family members to prevent domestic abuse victims being put at even greater risk, MPs have said.
The Home Office has promised a ‘fundamental change’ in the way the country deals with domestic abuse. But does the political will exist to back up any change in the law with resources? James Millar talks to the minister in charge, Victoria Atkins, and MPs across the spectrum, about what needs to be done
Domestic abuse suspects face being electronically tagged and banned from taking alcohol under tough new measures aimed at ending their behaviour, Theresa May has announced.
Baroness Royall argues that placing offenders on a Violent and Sexual Offenders Register could help identify and prevent the perpetrators of serial abuse and coercive control.