Our latest news

FILTER BY YEAR

FILTER BY TAGS

05.11.2019

Domestic Abuse bill falls for the second time in two months

Written by Rosita Mendonca

The Domestic Abuse Bill, which aimed to ‘transform the national response to domestic abuse’ and end the practice of allowing domestic abusers the opportunity to cross-examine their victims in court has fallen for a second time in two months on account of the next month’s general election. All bills that have failed to achieve royal assent by the time parliament… [...]

30.09.2019

Care Crisis – Vulnerable children are being failed

Written by Rosita Mendonca

A recent BBC News investigation has found that looked-after teenagers over the age of 16 are at risk of exploitation and abuse whilst residing in unregulated homes across England and Wales. Such accommodation avoids inspection and regulation due to its provision of ‘support’ opposed to ‘care’, despite the vulnerabilities of these young people. According to figures from the Department for… [...]

25.09.2019

Domestic Violence Killings at a Five year High

Written by Rosita Mendonca

Last year, 173 people were killed in domestic violence related homicides, an increase of 32 deaths on 2017, according to data obtained by the BBC from 43 police forces across the UK. This figure has steadily increased from 2014. Domestic violence homicides are not just committed by a partner or spouse, they can also be committed by family members such… [...]

16.09.2019

Domestic Abuse Bill to be reintroduced following prorogation of Parliament

Written by Rosita Mendonca

The Prime Minister took to twitter to confirm that the government was ‘fully committed’ to reintroducing new legislation to protect victims of domestic abuse following concerns it had been axed as a result of Parliament’s suspension last week. Prorogation will suspend all existing bills making their way through Parliament, unless the government chooses to carry them over to the next… [...]