Government funds 'safe rooms'

In a widening of the 'safe rooms' scheme that I mentioned in a previous post, the government has announced a £74 million fund to provide victims of domestic violence with a secure room within their homes, equipped with alarms and CCTV. As I said before, while this may be useful in some cases, it will be of little help to victims who will not have time to get to the room, and it could even encourage some to stay put in their homes when they would be better off moving to an address that their attacker does not know.