The Government’s landmark Domestic Abuse Bill has passed through all stages of its Parliamentary process, delivering on the Government’s manifesto commitment to pass the Bill and support all victims of domestic abuse in doing so.
The Domestic Abuse Bill will make a significant difference to the lives of many women, men and children by better protecting them from their abusers and providing them with the support they so very much need. The Bill will further improve the effectiveness of the justice system in providing protection for victims of domestic abuse and bringing perpetrators to justice.
Commenting, Rebecca Harris MP said:
“Too many people have to live in fear of abuse – whether it be physical, emotional or economic – from those who should make them feel safe and loved. That is why I am proud to play my part in supporting the Domestic Abuse Bill in Parliament, which will empower and protect victims and survivors in Castle Point and across the Country, while tackling perpetrators of this horrific crime at the earliest stage. Through this Bill, and by bolstering law enforcement, we will be able to keep millions of victims safe and ensure abusers are brought to justice.”
For more information on the Domestic Abuse Bill, including ‘What are we going to do?’ and ‘How are we going to do it?’, please visit the ‘Domestic Abuse Bill 2020: overarching factsheet’ at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/domestic-abuse-bill-2020-factsheets/domestic-abuse-bill-2020-overarching-factsheet.
#YouAreNotAlone - Help for domestic abuse victims
If you or someone you know is a victim of Domestic Abuse and need help you can call the National Domestic Abuse Helpline for free and confidential advice, 24 hours a day on 0808 2000 247, there is also further information on the Government website at: https://gov.uk/domestic-abuse.
If you are in immediate danger, call 999. If you can’t speak and are calling from a mobile, listen to the operator and, when prompted, dial 55 to connect to the police, who will help.