Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Domestic Violence eConsultation

Following on from my first post today, the Home Affairs Committee has begun an 'eConsultation', an online forum as part of their inquiry into domestic violence, "to listen to the views of people who have first-hand experience of domestic violence". The forum, which will run until the 29th February, invites responses to four questions:
  • Do victims of domestic violence receive the support they need from public and voluntary sector organisations?
  • Are victims of “honour-based” violence helped enough by public and voluntary sector agencies?
  • Are there adequate support services for people who are forced into marriage against their will?
  • What single action would most improve the lives of victims and survivors of all forms of domestic violence?
Some of the posts make sobering reading.

2 comments:

  1. The vast majority of women who suffer Domestic Violence, have their children taken into care.

    To protect their children, they often stay in a violent relationship.

    Perhaps we should stop putting UK children into care, on the grounds of DV?
    Then these women would not be terrified of seeking help.

    http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=Oy-SZad1GIU

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  2. Interesting point, many thanks. I may do a post about that video.

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