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The Duchess of Cornwall will urge society to challenge the "corrosive" silence that surrounds domestic violence. Camilla will host a reception for survivors of domestic abuse and those working in the field at Clarence House, London, on Thursday. In a preview of her comments in the Daily Mail, she highlights…
Right across England and Wales, local councils have been coping with successive cuts to their budgets for the past six years. Between 2010 and 2015, cuts to local councils amounted to £18 billion in real terms, and a further £9.5 billion is expected to be slashed by 2020. Inevitably, public…
Valuable research at a North East university is in danger of not going ahead because of a lack of voices from a too often silent population. Male domestic violence is an issue that, as with any domestic violence, causes psychological harm such as depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress. The difference…
A woman has had 10 children taken from her care more than a decade after social workers raised concerns about substance abuse, domestic violence and neglect, a family court judge has revealed. Some of the youngsters have been adopted, some placed into foster care and some placed with relatives, Recorder…
The number of sex crimes reported to police has passed 100,000 in a year for the first time, while homicides jumped by more than a tenth, official figures have revealed. Forces logged 103,614 sexual offences in 2015 - a rise of 29% on the previous year and nearly double the…
More domestic violence victims will be able to access legal aid after the Government relaxed the rules because they were previously declared legally flawed by the Court of Appeal. In a victory for women's rights campaigners, Justice Minister Shailesh Vara said abuse victims will now be able to present evidence…
Fearless, the national support service for survivors of domestic abuse in Scotland has launched a new website. The site www.fearless.scot offers information and resources on the service and allows users to make a referral online. The service works with survivors of domestic abuse over 16 years old of all races,…
Fans of The Archers have raised almost £100,000 for a domestic violence charity after another dramatic plot twist on the daily radio programme. The BBC Radio 4 soap shocked listeners when Helen Titchener stabbed her abusive husband Rob in front of her young son Henry. In another dramatic episode today…
Researchers at the University of Bristol have received more than £2.5 million from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) for research that aims to increase the safety and well-being of victims of domestic violence and abuse (DVA). Reaching Everyone Programme of Research On Violence In diverse Domestic Environments (REPROVIDE)…
A law to permit judges to address the "unenlightened views" of some jurors in sex crime cases and crack down on "revenge porn" has been passed by the Scottish Parliament. The Abusive Behaviour and Sexual Harm (Scotland) Bill was passed unanimously by MSPs. Justice Secretary Michael Matheson (pictured) noted that…
Calls to the national domestic abuse helpline have soared by nearly a fifth in a year, fuelled in part by a hard-hitting storyline about coercive control in The Archers. Britons have been listening with growing horror as the long-standing character Helen Archer has been psychologically bullied and abused - and…
More than 4,000 emergency orders have been issued to protect victims from suspected domestic abusers, new figures have revealed. Domestic Violence Protection Orders (DVPOs) were rolled out nationally in 2014 to give authorities powers to help relatives, partners or spouses when there is insufficient evidence to bring charges against perpetrators.…