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Women’s Aid statement in response to new CPS data on domestic abuse prosecutions

Women’s Aid statement in response to new CPS data on domestic abuse prosecutions   Today, the Crown Prosecution Service released its quarterly report of domestic abuse prosecution rates, including data on so-called ‘honour-based’ abuse and forced marriage. The number of completed prosecutions for domestic abuse flagged cases remains largely static, reducing by 0.8% from 12,832 […]

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Criminalisation of coercive control reaches eight-year anniversary

Criminalisation of coercive control reaches eight-year anniversary Today marks the eight-year anniversary of landmark legislation which established coercive and controlling behaviour as a criminal offence in the Serious Crime Act 2015 of England and Wales. Farah Nazeer, chief executive at Women’s Aid, comments:  Criminalising coercive and controlling behaviour, which Women’s Aid campaigned for alongside other

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Women’s Aid statement in response to shortened term for the killer of Zara Aleena

Women’s Aid statement in response to shortened term for the killer of Zara Aleena Sophie Francis-Cansfield, head of external affairs at Women’s Aid, comments:   “It is incredibly disappointing to see that the killer of Zara Aleena has today won an appeal to reduce the minimum term of his life sentence. While the reduction, from

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Women’s Aid statement in response to new CPS data on domestic abuse prosecutions

Yesterday, the Crown Prosecution Service released its quarterly report of domestic abuse prosecution rates.   Lucy Hadley, head of policy at Women’s Aid, comments:   “For years now, we have seen a continued drop in the number of domestic abuse prosecutions and convictions, which not only leaves survivors feeling like they are not being believed but

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Women’s Aid statement in response to HMI Probation report

Women’s Aid statement in response to HMI Probation report   Lucy Hadley, Head of Policy at Women’s Aid, said:  ‘These findings are alarming. It is unacceptable that so many women and children are put at risk of further domestic abuse from perpetrators who are on probation.    “The Probation Service has been found to lack understanding

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Women’s Aid responds to police recruitment with links to domestic abuse 

Women’s Aid responds to police recruitment with links to domestic abuse   Farah Nazeer, chief executive of Women’s Aid, said:  “It is appalling that men with a known history of domestic abuse and sex offence have been allowed to become police officers. There has been an increasing spotlight on this issue in light of the

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Women’s Aid responds to HMCPSI’s new report into CPS’s handling of domestic abuse cases

Women’s Aid responds to HMCPSI’s new report into CPS’s handling of domestic abuse cases   Lucy Hadley, head of policy at Women’s Aid said: “Despite commitment to prioritise domestic abuse, serious issues remain with how prosecutors respond to survivors. The court process is traumatic for survivors of abuse and it is vital that all agencies

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Women’s Aid responds to police misconduct cases over indecent exposure reports

Women’s Aid responds to police misconduct cases over indecent exposure reports   Lucy Hadley, head of policy at Women’s Aid, said: “These reports are yet another appalling example of police failing women. The fact that inquiries about a police officer committing sexual offences in public were not adequately investigated shows the lack of severity with

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