Support a domestic abuse bill with survivors at its heart.

The government reintroduced the domestic abuse bill in parliament on 3rd March 2020. For Women’s Aid, a domestic abuse bill has the potential to create a step change in the national response, to create a more effective approach to tackling domestic abuse. We will continue campaigning to ensure that the bill improves the response to domestic abuse at the earliest opportunity, across housing, health and social care, children’s services, the family courts and many more.

It is vitally important to ensure survivors are able to escape to safety, and access the support they need to recover from abuse.  An estimated 21,084 referrals to all refuges in England were declined in 2017/18, averaging over 400 referrals declined each week. Women’s Aid wants sustainable funding for life-saving specialist support services to be at the centre of any legislation to make a real difference to survivors’ lives.

Women’s Aid has spoken to survivors and services that support them, and we have brought their voices together to create a bill that works for survivors.

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