Domestic Abuse:Written question - 12325

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Asked on: 04 February 2020
Home Office
Domestic Abuse
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the implications for her policies of the findings of the report entitled A Call to Action for a Domestic Abuse Perpetrator Strategy, published in January 2020.
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Answered by: Victoria Atkins
Answered on: 05 March 2020

Tackling domestic abuse continues to be a key priority for this Government..

The Domestic Abuse Bill, which we intend to bring forward as soon as practicable, includes provision for new domestic abuse protection orders, placing restrictions and other requirements on perpetrators in order to better protect victims. Such requirements may include engagement with a perpetrator behavioural change programme, an alcohol or substance misuse programme or mental health treatment.

We welcome the work of the expert organisations involved in developing ‘A Call to Action for a Domestic Abuse Perpetrator Strategy’. We are currently considering this as part of our ongoing work to understand what more we can do to tackle perpetrators and their harmful actions.

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