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Domestic abuse updates - rapid reads

Recent updates on domestic abuse topics from the National Centre for Domestic Violence (NCDV).

Home Office to reform bail conditions to protect DV victims
Proposed changes to rules related to pre-charge bail will provide better protection for victims and witnesses in cases of domestic or sexual violence, says home secretary Priti
Patel. (<1 min read).

Non-fatal strangulation ‘to become criminal offence’
Justice secretary Robert Buckland is reported to be planning to add non-fatal strangulation as a new offence to a Police and Sentencing Bill. <1 min read)

Government drive to bolster workplace support for DA victims
The UK government is to make it easier for people enduring domestic abuse to get help at work. (2 min read)

Read NCDV Online Magazine (18 January 2021).

The National Centre for Domestic Violence was established in 2003 to help survivors of domestic violence and abuse obtain protection against an abuser, as well as offering services to the police, probation service, domestic abuse agency workers, the legal profession and judiciary.