Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Domestic Violence Consultation

Theresa May
Home Secretary Theresa May has today launched a consultation on whether the current cross-government definition of domestic violence should be widened.

The consultation seeks views on three areas:

  • whether the current cross-government definition of domestic violence introduced in 2004 is working and should remain;
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  • whether 'coercive control' should be reflected in the definition; and
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  • whether the definition of domestic violence should include younger victims below 18 years of age.

You can find the consultation document here. The consultation closes  on the 30th March 2012.

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