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20 AUG 2014

Home Office opens consultation on proposals to strengthen the law on domestic abuse

Jonathan Cailes

Major Works Manager

@JPFamilyLaw

Home Office opens consultation on proposals to strengthen the law on domestic abuse
The Home Office has opened a consultation on proposals to strengthen the law on domestic abuse.

The consultation seeks views on whether the current law on domestic abuse needs to be strengthened to offer better protection to victims. It is specifically focused on whether the Home Office should create a specific offence that captures patterns of coercive and controlling behaviour in intimate relationships, inline with the government’s non-statutory definition of domestic abuse.

How to respond

Please send the Home Office your comments by using the online form.

You may wish to read through the full consultation document first before beginning the online survey. Click here to download the consultation paper

The closing date for responses is 15 October 2014 (11.45pm).

For more details contact:

Strengthening the Law on Domestic Abuse Consultation
5th Floor, Fry Building
2 Marsham Street
London
SW1P 4DF

or email: DVoffence-consultation@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk
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