Domestic Abuse Bill 2020 - overarching documents & factsheets
The Government has set out an enhanced version of the Domestic Abuse Bill before Parliament.
The measures in the bill seek to:
- promote awareness - to put abuse at the top of everyone’s agenda, including by legislating for the first time for a statutory definition of domestic abuse
- protect and support victims, including by introducing a new Domestic Abuse Protection Notice and Order
- transform the justice response, including by helping victims to give their best evidence in the criminal courts through the use of video evidence, screens and other special measures, and ensuring that victims of abuse do not suffer further trauma in family court proceedings by being cross-examined by their abuser
- improve performance – the new Domestic Abuse Commissioner will help drive consistency and better performance in the response to domestic abuse across all local areas and agencies
There are also factsheets providing more information about each of the provisions in the act.