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Harlow MP welcomes government consultation on Domestic Abuse Bill

Crime / Mon 26th Feb 2018 pm28 01:55pm

ROBERT Halfon, MP for Harlow, welcomed the Home Secretary’s announcement of a consultation on the Domestic Abuse Bill. The Bill will introduce important measures for victims of domestic violence. It aims to improve the authorities’ response to victims at home and in the courtroom, and strengthen legislation to stop the perpetrators of domestic violence.

The consultation will put the experience of survivors and their children at the heart of legislation and will remove one of the barriers that victims encounter; coming face-to-face with the abuser in court. The government has also committed to need to flee abuse get the support they need.

Robert Halfon said: “I have worked hard to get the government to toughen up their laws on domestic violence. Domestic violence is a scourge on our society. I hope the introduction of these important measures will begin to make a difference for domestic violence victims and their children”.

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