Today we're launching a ground-breaking #DomesticAbuseBill to support victims & their families and pursue offenders:
- Barring abusers from cross-examining victims in court.
- Funding to support and protect children affected.
- 1st ever statutory definition of domestic abuse.
We’re also introducing new measures to better protect victims, including specialist support for disabled, elderly and LGBTQI+ victims.
Different kinds of domestic abuse can often go unrecognised or unchallenged so it's important we update and recognise this in our law.
We have some great local charities and services working in this area who I hope to hear from on this.
You can read more about the Domestic Abuse Bill here.