Domestic violence is defined as 'any incident of threatening behaviour, violence or abuse (psychological, physical, sexual, financial or emotional) between adults who are or have been intimate partners or family members, regardless of gender or sexuality.' Violence will often be witnessed by children and must also be recognised as a child protection issue.
Our policy is to increase the rate that domestic violence is reported and brought to justice and to make sure that victims of domestic violence are adequately protected and supported. Courts can help in a number of ways as domestic violence is covered by criminal and civil law.
- Increased support for victims of human trafficking
- Bridget Prentice speech at Women's Issues Network Event
- Domestic Violence and the Supplemental Information Form C1A
- News release: Bridget Prentice at 'All Woman' conference
- News release: Government announces a new tranche of specialist domestic violence court systems
- News release: Unique women's support centre showcases its work
- News release: London hosts tackling honour-based violence road show
- Early evaluation of the Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims Act 2004
- Early evaluation of the Integrated Domestic Violence Court, Croydon
Related external links
- Forced Marriage
- Women's Aid
- Men's Advice Line and Enquiry
- National Domestic Violence Delivery Plan Annual Progress Report 2007/08
- Home Office domestic violence mini-site
- Family Process DVD 'You Don't Have to Live in Fear'
- Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims Act 2004
- Domestic Violence: A guide to civil remedies and criminal sanctions