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More than 100 MPs and members of the House of Lords have pledged support for a campaign to end sexual violence and domestic abuse.
Many survivors of domestic abuse are falling into a cycle of homelessness and abuse due to the complexity of the housing system, a charity has warned.
Early intervention is key to tackling domestic abuse, particularly involving children, and as Stuart Gallimore argues, the Government has to take a firmer lead from the front.
The Work and Pensions Committee today announced they will be holding a one-off evidence session on the relationship between Universal Credit and domestic abuse.
Council chiefs have called for more Government support for children’s services after it was revealed half of the children referred to local authorities for ‘extra help’ have suffered domestic abuse.
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.