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The Joint Committee has now published its report on the draft Domestic Abuse Bill calling for it to be amended to offer greater protection to victims of domestic abuse.
The recommended changes to the Bill aim to ensure that those affected by Domestic Abuse receive a tailored response according to an individual’s differing needs; the Committee raised concerns regarding the effectiveness of how the new proposed measures are implemented in practice.
This in particular was aimed at ensuring the children who witness domestic abuse are also treated as victims in their own right and that public authorities provide suitable services tailored to each person’s required circumstances.
Some of the other recommendations to change the draft domestic abuse bill include:
The Chair of the Joint Committee, Mrs Maria Miller MP commented on the report, stating:
“The Bill is the culmination of many months of work and consultation and has been said by the sector to be a ‘once in a generation opportunity to address domestic violence’ and having ‘the potential to create a step change in the national response’.”
At Ramsdens, we have a team of Solicitors who are specialised in working with victims of domestic abuse and we are pleased to note that the Government are now taking positive steps to address domestic abuse and the impact this has on children.
Our team at Ramsdens are here to assist anybody who has experienced Domestic Abuse. If you would like further advice and support in relation to domestic abuse and family matters, please contact our free Family team helpline on 08000 147720 or email email@example.com to arrange a free appointment in any of our fourteen offices across Yorkshire.