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A woman facing deportation to Nigeria has won a reprieve after Prime Minister Theresa May was told her three-year-old daughter faced female genital mutilation if they were returned. A decision to refuse Lola Ilesanmi's application to remain in the UK has been withdrawn and Mrs May has ordered immigration minister…
A domestic abuse victim whose daughter faces genital mutilation if deported has yet to receive answers from the UK Government, MPs have heard. The SNP's Hannah Bardell raised the case of Lola Ilesanmi at Prime Minister's Questions last week, urging Theresa May and Home Secretary Amber Rudd (pictured) to halt…
The Royal Borough of Greenwich has won £1.95m of funding from the Department for Education’s Innovation Programme for a three year project which will transform help for children and families experiencing domestic abuse. SafeCORE will work intensively with up to 360 local families a year who have had a number…
Perpetrators of domestic violence should serve a full prison sentence rather than being released early, the House of Lords has been told. Tory Baroness Manzoor said society must have "zero tolerance" of domestic violence and abuse and called for the law to be strengthened. She said those found guilty of…
Theresa May has been urged to intervene to stop a domestic abuse victim's family being deported, amid genital mutilation fears for the woman's daughter. SNP MP Hannah Bardell described the abuse one of her Livingston constituents has suffered at the hands of her estranged husband, including her face being "smashed…
Legislation to tackle domestic abuse must go further to protect children, MSPs have been told. The Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Bill creates a specific criminal offence of ''abusive behaviour towards a partner or ex-partner'', including psychological abuse - such as coercive and controlling behaviour. It also includes the introduction of an…
A University of Worcester academic says more work needs to be done to determine the most effective ways of preventing domestic violence. Erica Bowen, Professor of Violence Prevention Research at the University’s National Centre for the Study and Prevention of Violence and Abuse (NCSPVA), is calling for greater investment in…
The justice system is failing to protect victims of stalking, harassment, domestic abuse and coercive behaviour from further distress, according to a new report. Just over half of the 122 victims of those crimes surveyed had a restraining order taken out against the perpetrator, the report released by Plaid Cymru…
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