While the overwhelming assumption is that domestic abuse victims are female, research from Mankind Initiative highlight some concerning statistics: For every three victims of domestic abuse in the UK, one will be male 13% of men (aged 16 – 59 years old) have suffered a form of domestic abuse since the age of 16 In 2017/18, 4.2% of men (approximately 695,000) experienced domestic abuse One in every five victims of forced marriage is a man In 2017/18, 7 men died at the hands of their partner or ex-partner Owing to regressive ideas of what abuse looks like, male victims of domestic abuse find it harder to access help. Nearly half of male victims fail to tell anyone they are a victim of domestic (only 51% tell anyone). They are nearly three times less likely to tell anyone than a female victim (49% as opposed to 19%). National Legal Service Solicitors has helped more than 3,000 victims of domestic abuse in the last year. We feel strongly that each victim should be seen as an individual and helped accordingly irrespective of their gender. Positive Steps Undertaken In September 2017, The Crown Prosecution Service published its first ever public statement recognising the needs and experiences of male victims of offences including rape, domestic abuse, harassment, stalking and child sexual abuse. The CPS statement covers Plans to give prosecutors more information, to help them better understand the experiences of male victims and the barriers to them reporting offences; A commitment to work with third sector organisations and campaign groups to challenge gender stereotypes and improve reporting; Proposals to involve more national men's groups, as well as groups working with boys and girls, in the scrutiny of CPS policies. Head of Family, Ms Kirsty Richards comments, Over the years I have assisted many male victims of domestic abuse and it is my experience that despite there being lots of positive campaigning around domestic abuse, there can remain a… [...]
As we continue to expand our firm’s nationwide presence of 19 branches we are now recruiting for a passionate and ambitious Supervising Solicitors or Legal Executives who will rise to the challenge of managing their own branch for which we already have an existing wealth of work waiting for you. You will be a member of the Law Society’s Family or Children Law Accreditation Schemes or a Resolution Accredited Specialist.
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