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Silence on Domestic Violence Leaves Women at Risk

A coalition of organisations campaigning for changes in the law to protect women from domestic violence has criticised the Government for failing to include the issue in the Queen’s speech.

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Guidance to Help Prosecutors Spot Signs of Domestic Violence

The Crown Prosecution Service has produced new draft guidance  explaining the potential impact of domestic abuse on different groups, to help prosecutors adopt a tailored approach that takes into account each particular group’s support needs.

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Half of domestic violence victims experience financial abuse

Recently released figures have revealed the high levels of financial, sexual, and emotional abuse that women experience as part of domestic violence.

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Court ruling on benefit cap and domestic violence criticised

Women’s Aid has condemned a decision by the High Court that survivors of domestic violence will still be affected by the benefit cap, which threatens to make many vulnerable women homeless or trap them in violent relationships.

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Slashing and burning legal aid

The Bar Council, which represents barristers in England and Wales, has warned the Government of the serious consequences of pursuing far reaching cuts to legal aid, as the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill reaches Report Stage in the House of Commons.

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