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Domestic Violence

Report calls for more action on domestic abuse

A new report from think tank the Centre for Social Justice has called for a widening of the offence of domestic abuse to include cruel mind games.

New offence strengthens child protection laws

A new law is now in force to tackle cases of causing or allowing serious physical harm to a child or vulnerable adult. The offence, part of the Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims (Amendment) Act 2012, came into effect on Monday.

Help for doctors in responding to domestic abuse

Victims of domestic violence will have an additional source of help when new domestic abuse guidance for general practices is released this June.

Police given new guidance to disclose a history of violence

The home secretary has announced that police forces in Greater Manchester, Gwent, Nottinghamshire and Wiltshire are to pilot a new domestic violence disclosure scheme (DVDS).

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