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‘Landmark’ overhaul for domestic abuse laws

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The landmark draft Domestic Abuse Bill has been published today (Monday 21 January), aimed at supporting victims and their families and pursuing offenders. It comes as it is revealed domestic abuse issues cost the country £66 billion a year.

To help tackle the crime, the new legislation will:

  • introduce the first ever statutory government definition of domestic abuse to specifically include economic abuse and controlling and manipulative non-physical abuse – this will enable everyone, including victims themselves, to understand what constitutes abuse and will encourage more victims to come forward
  • establish a Domestic Abuse Commissioner to drive the response to domestic abuse issues
  • introduce new Domestic Abuse Protection Notices and Domestic Abuse Protection Orders to further protect victims and place restrictions on the actions of offenders
  • prohibit the cross-examination of victims by their abusers in the family courts
  • provide automatic eligibility for special measures to support more victims to give evidence in the criminal courts

You can read the full official press release here

You can find the draft document and associated papers here

You can find advice and support from Government for people suffering from domestic abuse here

 

Our AGM and Network Event 2017-18

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This will be held on 29th November 2018 at  Thornton Community Church, Walker Street, Hull HU3 2HD

You are invited to our AGM and Network event, where you will hear about our Healthwatch and Social Prescribing teams, get an overview of the Social Prescribing Grants to the Voluntary Sector in Hull, and can network with colleagues across the sector

Forum are also hosting ‘From the Margins to the Mainstream’ the second in a series of events  led by the Voluntary and Community Sector with the aim of raising the profile of the sector across the city. This event will provide an overview of  the concept of ‘Place’ and you are invited to come along and take part.

Forum AGM and Network Event (pdf)

You can book your place here

Alternatively you can download a booking form and return it to us by 22nd November