UK: New guidelines issued on domestic abuse

New guidelines issued on domestic abuse BBC News The definition of domestic abuse has been widened so it covers forms of non-violent coercive behaviour and under-18s for the first time. It means behaviour such as preventing partners from leaving the house or having access to a phone could lead to a prosecution. It is hoped the broadened definition will increase awareness of what domestic abuse is and who suffers it.

Domestic violence definition widened BBC News The official definition of domestic violence is being widened by the government, to include psychological abuse for the first time. The law will now also recognise that 16 and 17-year-olds can be victims of domestic violence. Until now it only applied to adults.

Will changing domestic abuse definition change anything? Channel 4 News

How the Government is tackling domestic abuse ITV News

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  1. Pingback: Amended Definition Of Domestic Abuse In England Could Help Increase Awareness « legal-ese

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