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Local authorities should treat victims of domestic abuse living in safe accommodation as a priority for social housing, new guidance states.
Councils have cut the amount they spent on women’s refuges by nearly a quarter (24%) since 2010, an investigation has revealed.
Councils need more sustainable funding to invest in the prevention of the domestic abuse of children, say directors of children’s services.
The Government has confirmed it will implement plans to make it easier for domestic abuse survivors to register to vote anonymously.
A council has agreed to pay £3,000 after delays left a woman fleeing domestic violence in ‘unsuitable’ bed and breakfast accommodation for nearly two years.
The Scottish Government has announced an additional £200,000 funding to help support children affected by domestic abuse.
Preventing homelessness for care leavers, victims of domestic abuse and people leaving prison is 'achievable' within the next Parliament, a new report has argued.
Survivors of domestic abuse will find it easier to register to vote anonymously under new government proposals.
Projects across the country are to receive a share of £20m to support victims of domestic abuse, creating more than 2,200 new bed spaces in refuges.
It costs local councils £6.4bn a year to deal with damaging social problems affecting children and their families, new research has revealed.