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From the 8th of January, changes have come into effect which have improved the availability of legal aid to victims of domestic violence. The time limit of 5 years in which to submit abuse evidence has been scrapped. This limit previously ...
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The images we see of domestic violence often show the violence itself - and end there. While this is shocking, it also does not reveal the full experience that a victim of domestic violence goes through. For some, that experience will ...
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The model Kelly Brook has admitted on television to acts of domestic violence against her ex-partners. Kelly felt the wrath of the Twittersphere yesterday after her appearance on ITV’s daytime magazine show This Morning. The glamourous model-cum-actress gave a light-hearted interview in ...
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Police, charities and football clubs are working together to raise awareness of the link between the World Cup and domestic violence. Unfortunately, when England play in the World Cup instances of domestic violence rise. Women's Aid, a charity dedicated to assisting ...
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Court fees for non-molestation and occupation orders are to be scrapped under new plans to assist victims of domestic violence. The changes have been made under the Family Proceedings Fees (Amendment) Order 2014/811, which states that the £75 fee for domestic ...
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Many of us, when first entering into a relationship, could never imagine a dark cloud of abuse descending on it. However, statistics on domestic show just how widespread the situation is. The truth is that domestic abuse is at crisis ...
Education, not penalties, to tackle domestic violence? Domestic violence is best tackled through educative programmes rather than through the criminal justice system, according to research carried out by Project Mirabal run by Durham and London Metropolitan Universities. The research revealed that men who ...
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The government is considering introducing a new law on domestic violence which would make nonviolent abuse illegal. The government launched a consultation last month in response to a damning report by Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) published in March. The report critisised ...
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The charity Broken Rainbow is launching a month long campaign to highlight the issue of domestic violence in same-sex relationships. The charity conducted a survey in 2013 which showed that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transsexual (LGBT) people in same-sex relationships are ...
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A scheme has been introduced that allows women to find out if their partner has a history of domestic violence. The new scheme will allow police to disclose information to women who request to know if their partner has committed acts ...

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