Responding To Domestic Abuse Bill: A Call To Faith Communities


The government has launched a consultation on domestic abuse, in an attempt to find new and more relevant laws and tougher powers to safeguard and assist adult and child survivors. Its aim is to restructure how this social pandemic has been tackled in all spheres – for a generation. Domestic abuse is a pandemic that … Continue reading Responding To Domestic Abuse Bill: A Call To Faith Communities

Sentencing Council publishes new guideline on domestic abuse


Originally published by the Sentencing Council, 22 February 2018 A new domestic abuse sentencing guideline has been published today (22 February), giving courts up to date guidance that emphasises the seriousness of this kind of offending. The guideline identifies the principles relevant to the sentencing of cases involving domestic abuse, outlines how the seriousness of offences should … Continue reading Sentencing Council publishes new guideline on domestic abuse

Tackling DVA In Faith Communities: FOUNDATIONS FOR THE FUTURE


The Bishop of Durham – The Rt Revd Paul Butler, addressing conference delegates On the 23rd of November 2017, we hosted an educational conference geared to empowering faith communities to tackle  Domestic Violence & Abuse (DVA) that occurs in their own  environments. The conference themed “Foundations For The  Future”, was set to lay out a mandate … Continue reading Tackling DVA In Faith Communities: FOUNDATIONS FOR THE FUTURE

Bill published to end cross-examination of domestic violence victims by perpetrators


By Family Law Week, 23 February 2017 The Government has published a Prisons and Courts Bill which, amongst other matters, seeks to put an end to domestic violence victims being cross-examined by their alleged attackers in the family courts, preventing what the Justice Secretary has described as a “humiliating and appalling” practice. This follows an … Continue reading Bill published to end cross-examination of domestic violence victims by perpetrators

Tackling Domestic Abuse: Overcoming The Conflicts Of Culture


Written By Kudakwashe Nyakudya One of the conflicts that confronts many survivors of  Domestic Violence & Abuse (DVA) is that which is aggravated by culture. Often faith communities, professionals & other society groups embrace particular cultures in tackling DVA, which may have progressively developed over time. Survivors, on the other hand, would also be a part of these inter-mingled … Continue reading Tackling Domestic Abuse: Overcoming The Conflicts Of Culture

‘Nineteen Child Homicides’: Women’s Aid launches new report and campaign to protect children in the family courts & prevent further avoidable child deaths


Originally published by Family Lore Women’s Aid launches ‘Nineteen Child Homicides’ report and Child First campaign “No parent should have to hold their children and comfort them as they die”, says Claire Throssell, mother to Jack and Paul, both killed in 2014 by their father The national domestic abuse charity Women’s Aid has today launched … Continue reading ‘Nineteen Child Homicides’: Women’s Aid launches new report and campaign to protect children in the family courts & prevent further avoidable child deaths